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Vygotsky and Cognitive Science

Language and the Unification of the Social and Computational Mind

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Publication Date: 08/15/1997

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Foundations for Unification
    • 1. Internalism and the Ideology of Cognitive Science
      • 1.1. Luria’ Peasant and the Frame Problem
      • 1.2. The Deprivileging of External Causes
      • 1.3. Luria’ Peasant, Again (and Fodor on Vygotsky)
      • 1.4. Vygotsky and the Frame Problem
    • 2. From Plato’ Problem to Wittgenstein’ Problem
      • 2.1. Plato’ Answer: The Inward Turn
      • 2.2. Universal Grammars
      • 2.3. Troubles in Paradise
      • 2.4. Wittgenstein’ Problem
    • 3. Architectures and Contexts: Unifying Computational and Cultural Psycholinguistics
      • 3.1. Incommensurablity and Unity
      • 3.2. Cognitive Science: A Primer
      • 3.3. Vygotskyan Theory: A Primer
      • 3.4. Architectures and Contexts: Three Prospects for Unity
  • Part II. Three Unities
    • 4. Subjectivity: Consciousness and Metaconsciousness
      • 4.1. Consciousness Regained
      • 4.2. From Information Processing to Self-Consciousness
      • 4.3. The Organization of Subjectivity
      • 4.4. Vygotskyan Demonstrations of Metaconsciousness
    • 5. Control and the Language for Thought
      • 5.1. The Importance of Reflexivity
      • 5.2. Defining the Language for Thought
      • 5.3. The Limits of Private Speech Research
      • 5.4. A Context-Architecture View of the Language for Thought
      • 5.5. The Linguistic Structure of the Language for Thought
      • 5.6. Computational Control and the Symptoms of the Machine Self
      • 5.7. Run Time and Relativity
    • 6. Control Disorders: Splitting the Computational from the Social
      • 6.1. Logic/Control Dissociations
      • 6.2. A Catalogue of Control Disorders
      • 6.3. Logic versus Control
      • 6.4. Private Speech Disruptions
      • 6.5. The Metaconscious Effects of Control Disorders
      • 6.6. Two Final Clarifications
    • Epilogue: Is Everything Cognitive Science?
      • Against Grand Schemes
      • Sociocomputationalism
      • Two Prospects for Sociocomputationalism
      • Does Internalism Win Out?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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