Introduction to Cognitive Science

Miscellaneous Readings
in Cognitive Science

Last Update: 13 January 2011

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On Computationalism

  1. Newell, Allen; & Simon, Herbert A. (1961), "Computer Simulation of Human Thinking", Science 134(3495) (22 December): 2011-2017.

  2. Newell, Allen, & Simon, Herbert A. (1976), "Computer Science as Empirical Inquiry: Symbols and Search", Communications of the ACM 19(3) (March): 113-126.

  3. Gigerenzer, Gerd; & Goldstein, Daniel G. (1996), "Mind as Computer: Birth of a Metaphor", Creativity Research Journal 9(2-3): 131-144.

  4. Rapaport, William J. (1998), "How Minds Can Be Computational Systems", Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 10: 403-419.

  5. Dietrich, Eric (2000), "Cognitive Science and the Mechanistic Forces of Darkness, or Why the Computational Science of Mind Suffers the Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune", Techne: Journal of the Society for Philosophy and Technology 5(2).

  6. Anderson, John R. (2007), How Can the Human Mind Occur in the Physical Universe? (New York: Oxford University Press).

On Situated Cognition

  1. Clancey, William J. (1997) Situated Cognition: On Human Knowledge and Computer Representations (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press).

On the Intentional Stance

  1. Dennett, Daniel C. (1971), "Intentional Systems", Journal of Philosophy 68: 87-106; reprinted in Daniel C. Dennett, Brainstorms (Montgomery, VT: Bradford Books): 3-22.

On the Representational Theory of Mind and the Language of Thought

  1. Fodor, Jerry A. (1975), The Language of Thought (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell).

  2. Fodor, Jerry A. (1980), "Methodological Solipsism Considered as a Research Strategy in Cognitive Psychology", Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3: 63-109.

On Dynamical Cognitive Science

  1. van Gelder, Timothy J. (1998), "The Dynamical Hypothesis in Cognitive Science", Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21: 1-14.

On Philosophy of Cognitive Science

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