After Cognitivism

A Reassessment of Cognitive Science and Philosophy

Authors: Leidlmair, Karl

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  • Contains a comprehensive outline of the new orthodoxy in Cognitive Science
  • Unique in covering both analytic and continental philosophy
  • Focuses not only on new developments in Cognitive Science in a narrow sense; it simultaneously reveals the practical, ethical and economical relevance of ideas which can be traced back to Cognitive Science
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The present book comprises a collection of papers dealing with the reassessment of thinking in Cognitive Science and in Philosophy today.

Still dependent on basic assumptions of Cartesian philosophy, Cognitive Science took over the mistakes of classical computational models. Instead of being treated as mere or pure explanations of mental processes with hindsight, these models were mistakenly used as more or less literal causal descriptions of the (working of the) mind. A clear insight into the relevance of embodied and embedded knowledge is not only a central topic in AI research; it can become a driving force for a reassessment of philosophy. Philosophy, which is struggling with the two opposite alternatives of cultural relativism and rationalism, both of which have turned out to be dead ends, is in need of a reassessment of reasoning. What is needed is a reasoning without reference to ultimate reasons which at the same time is grounded (and doesn’t fall into the trap of cultural relativism).

About the authors

1973-1979 studies in philosophy and psychology

1979 doctorate in philosophy (title of dissertation: Die hermeneutischen Grundlagen Wittgensteins)

1990 Habilitation (habilitation treatise: Künstliche Intelligence und Heidegger)

1990 bis 1994 (co)Director of International Summer Schools In Philosophy And Artificial Intelligence, Bozen/Italy

1993-1996 research assistent at IFF (Institute for interdisciplinary studies in technology at the universities of Innsbruck, Klagenfurt and Vienna).

1.October 1997 Associate Professor at the institute of psychology university Innsbruck

1.10.2008 Head of the department of the institute of psychology

Homepage: www.leidlmair.at

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
After Cognitivism
Book Subtitle
A Reassessment of Cognitive Science and Philosophy
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9992-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9992-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9991-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9172-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 229
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