An Introduction to Mind, Consciousness, and Language

Author(s) : Ray Cattell

An Introduction to Mind, Consciousness, and Language

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  • Publisher : Continuum
  • Published : 2006
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 24540
  • ISBN 13 : 9780826455161
  • ISBN 10 : 0826455166

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This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the relationship between the mind, consciousness and language,it examines the key concepts from both philosophy and linguistics, including the mind/body problem, reformulates Descartes' "I think therefore I am", analyses Skinner's behaviourist position, Chomsky's transformational grammar, Fodor's representational theory of meaning, and the basics of connectionism. Difficult concepts and terms are explained succinctly, in a jargon-free manner. The student-friendly features include: text boxes on key thinkers, such as Chomsky, Fodor and Skinner; summaries of key ideas, such as behaviourism and connectionism; chapter summaries to aid student navigation of the book; suggestions for further reading; and a glossary of terms.

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