Creations of the Mind : Theories of Artifacts and their Representation, Paperback / softback Book

Creations of the Mind : Theories of Artifacts and their Representation Paperback / softback

Edited by Eric (University of Wisconsin - Madison) Margolis, Stephen (University of Sheffield) Laurence

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Creations of the Mind presents sixteen original essays by theorists from a wide variety of disciplines who have a shared interest in the nature of artifacts and their implications for the human mind. All the papers are written specially for this volume, and they cover a broad range of topics concerned with the metaphysics of artifacts, our concepts of artifacts and the categories that they represent, the emergence of an understanding of artifacts ininfants' cognitive development, as well as the evolution of artifacts and the use of tools by non-human animals. This volume will be a fascinating resource for philosophers, cognitive scientists, and psychologists, and the starting point for future research in the study of artifacts and their role in humanunderstanding, development, and behaviour. Contributors: John R. Searle, Richard E. Grandy, Crawford L. Elder, Amie L. Thomasson, Jerrold Levinson, Barbara C. Malt, Steven A. Sloman, Dan Sperber, Hilary Kornblith, Paul Bloom, Bradford Z.

Mahon, Alfonso Caramazza, Jean M. Mandler, Deborah Kelemen, Susan Carey, Frank C. Keil, Marissa L. Greif, Rebekkah S. Kerner, James L. Gould, Marc D. Hauser, Laurie R. Santos, Steven Mithen

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy of mind
  • ISBN: 9780199250998

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