Mind Readings is a collection of accessible readings on some of the most important topics in cognitive science. Although anyone interested in the interdisciplinary study of mind will find the selections well worth reading, they work particularly well with Paul Thagard's textbook Mind: An Introduction Cognitive Science, and provide further discussion on the major topics discussed in that book. The first eight chapters present approaches to cognitive science from the perspective that thinking consists of computational procedures on mental representations. The remaining five chapters discuss challenges to the computational-representational understanding of mind.
John R. Anderson, Ruth M.J. Byrne, E.H. Durfee, Chris Eliasmith, Owen Flanagan, Dedre Gentner, Janice Glasgow, Philip N. Johnson-Laird, Alan Mackworth, Arthur B. Markman, Douglas L. Medin, Keith Oatley, Dimitri Papadias, Steven Pinker, David E. Rumelhart, Herbert A. Simon.
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Other titles by Paul Thagard
Bots and Beasts
What Makes Machines, Animals, and People Smart?
From Brains to Social Sciences and Professions (Treatise on Mind and Society)
From Social Brains to Knowledge, Reality, Morality, and Beauty (Treatise on Mind and Society)
From Neurons to Consciousness and Creativity (Treatise on Mind and Society)
The Cognitive Science of Science
Explanation, Discovery, and Conceptual Change
Mind, second edition
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Coherence in Thought and Action
Analogy in Creative Thought