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This book of readings in philosophy of psychology provides a complete introduction to the philosophical problems underlying the modern study of mind and behavior. In recent years, the need for such a book has become increasingly acute as psychologists, philosophers, linguists, and computer scientists develop the theoretical tools to make a fresh attack on traditional problems of knowledge. Ned Block has collected the most important papers by the major figures in the field to provide the only central reference now available for scholars and students in this growing area of inquiry.
The first volume of this two-volume work covered general approaches to the study of mind: behaviorism, reductionism, and functionalism. This second volume addresses the central topics in modern cognitive science: mental representation, imagery, grammar and innate ideas.
Among the contributors to Volume II are Geach, Harman, and Field on “Mental Representation”; Dennett, Kosslyn, and Pylyshyn on “Imagery”; Chomsky, Katz, and Stich on “Grammar”; and Chomsky, Fodor, and Putnam on “Innate Ideas.”