Mind, Body, World

Foundations of Cognitive Science

Michael R. W. Dawson

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  • Published: 2013
  • Subject Listing: History
  • Bibliographic information: 520 pp., 42 illus., 6.50 x 9.50 in.
  • Distributed for: AU Press / UBC Press
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Mind, Body, World addresses a number of questions currently being asked by those practicing in the field of cognitive science: What are the relationships between these different sets of core assumptions? Is there only one cognitive science, or are there many different cognitive sciences? Giving the schools equal treatment and displaying a broad and deep understanding of the field, Dawson highlights the fundamental tensions and lines of fragmentation that exist among the schools and provides a refreshing and unifying framework for students of cognitive science.
Michael R. W. Dawson is a professor of psychology atthe University of Alberta. He is the author of numerous scientificpapers as well as the books Understanding Cognitive Science(1998), Minds and Machines (2004), Connectionism: AHands-on Approach (2005), and From Bricks to Brains: TheEmbodied Cognitive Science of LEGO Robots (2010).