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The philosophy of cognitive science concerns philosophical issues that arise in cognitive science. Indeed, cognitive science is itself partly a philosophical project: it combines tools and insights from psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, biology, anthropology, and philosophy. Initially unified by a commitment to a computational and representational outlook on cognition, cognitive science has increasingly come to embrace a wide variety of theoretical and methodological outlooks. Major questions that are being considered in the philosophy of cognitive science include: (i) Which (if any) cognitive processes or states are innate (in which organisms)? (ii) Should cognitive processes be seen as computational processes—and, if so, over what do they compute? (iii) What are the relationships between cognitive processes and neural (and other physiological) processes?

Key works Fodor 1983 is a classic—and still very influential—defense of the view that the mind consists of a handful of specialized and informationally encapsulated input and output systems, plus a central reasoning system. A more recent defense of a different, more empiricist view of cognition is in Prinz 2002 .
Introductions Two good introductions are: Clark 2001 Thagard 2007
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  1. Manuel Bremer (2008). Conceptual Atomism and Justificationist Semantics. Lang.
    Conceptual atomism of this type is incompatible with many other semantic approaches. One of these approaches is justificationist semantics. This book assumes conceptual atomism.
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  2. Robert Edward Brennan (1940). Thomas Verner Moore, O.S.B. Cognitive Psychology. [REVIEW] The Thomist 2:156.
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  3. Derek Browne & A. T. Tymieniecka (1995). Mini-Conference on Evolution and the Mind, May 1995. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (1).
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  4. J. S. Bruner (1974). From Communication to Language—a Psychological Perspective. Cognition 3 (3):255-287.
  5. Michael Bulley & TN24 Kent (forthcoming). Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience, London, MIT Press, 1993, F12. 50 Pb. WEATHERFORD, Roy, World Peace and the Human Family. [REVIEW] Cogito.
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  6. O. S. C. (1981). Personal Maturity. Review of Metaphysics 35 (1):113-114.
  7. Caroline Catmur & Cecilia Heyes (2013). Is It What You Do, or When You Do It? The Roles of Contingency and Similarity in Pro‐Social Effects of Imitation. Cognitive Science 37 (8):1541-1552.
    Being imitated has a wide range of pro-social effects, but it is not clear how these effects are mediated. Naturalistic studies of the effects of being imitated have not established whether pro-social outcomes are due to the similarity and/or the contingency between the movements performed by the actor and those of the imitator. Similarity is often assumed to be the active ingredient, but we hypothesized that contingency might also be important, as it produces positive affect in infants and can be (...)
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  8. A. Civita (1996). Close Encounters--2 Recent Works Linking Cognitive Science and Buddhism. Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 51:187-192.
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  9. A. Clark (2011). Much Ado About Cognition. Mind 119 (476):1047-1066.
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  10. Andy Clark (2013). Are We Predictive Engines? Perils, Prospects, and the Puzzle of the Porous Perceiver. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (3):233-253.
    The target article sketched and explored a mechanism (action-oriented predictive processing) most plausibly associated with core forms of cortical processing. In assessing the attractions and pitfalls of the proposal we should keep that element distinct from larger, though interlocking, issues concerning the nature of adaptive organization in general.
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  11. Guy Claxton (1994). Noises From the Darkroom the Science and Mystery of the Mind.
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  12. M. S. Clites (1936). Certain Somatic Activities in Relation to Successful and Unsuccessful Problem Solving. Part III. Journal of Experimental Psychology 19 (2):172.
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  13. Roi Cohen Kadosh & Vincent Walsh (2009). Non-Abstract Numerical Representations in the IPS: Further Support, Challenges, and Clarifications. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (3-4):356-373.
    The commentators have raised many pertinent points that allow us to refine and clarify our view. We classify our response comments into seven sections: automaticity; developmental and educational questions; priming; multiple representations or multiple access(?); terminology; methodological advances; and simulated cognition and numerical cognition. We conclude that the default numerical representations are not abstract.
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  14. Don Coleman (1964). Cognition and the Will. Journal of Philosophy 61 (5):155-158.
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  15. Jeff Coulter (1997). Neural Cartesianism. Comments on the Epistemology of the Cognitive Sciences. In David Martel Johnson & Christina E. Erneling (eds.), The Future of the Cognitive Revolution. Oxford University Press 293--301.
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  16. Jeff Coulter (1982). Theoretical Problems of Cognitive Science. Inquiry 25 (1):3 – 26.
    Aspects of the controversy concerning the theoretical status of some recent thinking on human cognition are discussed; in particular, the concept of ?unconscious knowledge?, the ?functionalist? analysis of the mental; the problem of the domains of explananda, given the recalcitrant difficulty in providing warrantable and generalizable criteria for individuating components of an organism's ?behavior'; the problem of the polymorphous character of various mental predicates and their misconceived treatment as ?state? or ?process? descriptors; the possible ?over?intellectualizing? of central?nervous?system processes, and the (...)
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  17. Ian Cross (2011). Cognitive Process. In Patrick Rebuschat, Martin Rohrmeier, John A. Hawkins & Ian Cross (eds.), Language and Music as Cognitive Systems. OUP Oxford 315.
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  18. Marvin Croy (2002). Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, and Pedagogical Technique. In James Moor & Terrell Ward Bynum (eds.), Metaphilosophy. Blackwell Pub. 49-69.
  19. Roy G. D'Andrade (1989). Cultural Cognition. In Michael I. Posner (ed.), Foundations of Cognitive Science. MIT Press
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  20. R. Z. D. (1973). The Problem of Evolution. Review of Metaphysics 27 (2):379-380.
  21. N. Dash (1998). On Cognition as a Relation. Indian Philosophical Quarterly 25 (4):511-516.
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  22. Johan De Smedt, Common Minds, Uncommon Thoughts: A Philosophical Anthropological Investigation of Uniquely Human Creative Behavior, with an Emphasis on Artistic Ability, Religious Reflection, and Scientific Study.
    The aim of this dissertation is to create a naturalistic philosophical picture of creative capacities that are specific to our species, focusing on artistic ability, religious reflection, and scientific study. By integrating data from diverse domains (evolutionary and developmental psychology, cognitive anthropology and archeology, neuroscience) within a philosophical anthropological framework, I have presented a cognitive and evolutionary approach to the question of why humans, but not other animals engage in such activities. Through an application of cognitive and evolutionary perspectives to (...)
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  23. H. Del Nero (1992). A Multilayer Perspective on Human Cognition: A Speculative Overview. Manuscrito 15.
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  24. Banchiamlack Dessalegn & Barbara Landau (2013). Interaction Between Language and Vision: It's Momentary, Abstract, and It Develops. Cognition 127 (3):331-344.
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  25. John Dewey (1963). Philosophy, Psychology and Social Practice Essays. Putnam.
  26. Itiel Dror & Robin Thomas (2004). The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory: A Framework for the Science of Mind. In Christina E. Erneling & David Martel Johnson (eds.), Mind As a Scientific Object. Oxford University Press 283.
  27. Jacques Dubucs (2006). Unfolding Cognitive Capacities. In D. Andler, M. Okada & I. Watanabe (eds.), Reasoning and Cognition. 95--101.
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  28. Nicholas D. Duran, Rick Dale & Daniel C. Richardson (2014). A Mass Assembly of Associative Mechanisms: A Dynamical Systems Account of Natural Social Interaction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (2):198.
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  29. Kevin Durkin (1987). Minds and Language: Social Cognition, Social Interaction and the Acquisition of Language. Mind and Language 2 (2):105-140.
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  30. G. Dydewalle & P. Delhaye (1987). Modeling of the Levels of Processing Approach. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 25 (5):342-342.
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  31. Richard E. Nisbett & Ara Norenzayan (2002). Culture and Cognition. In J. Wixted & H. Pashler (eds.), Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology. Wiley
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  32. Toshiya Echizen (2006). Transitions of Meaning in the Public Projection by Krzysztof Wodiczko. Bigaku 57 (2):43-56.
    Krzysztof Wodiczko started his Public Projection in 1980, by anatomical analysis of architectures on photographs. If we use the terms of Walter Benjamin, this new artistic presentation can be understood as a behavior to give an Exhibition-Value to architectures, which have their own Aura and Cult-Value. According to the terms of Alois Riegl, the writer of " The Modern Cult of Monuments," it also can be understood as a behavior to make known the intention of authors of architectures by projecting (...)
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  33. Frances Egan (2013). Explaining Representation: A Reply to Matthen. Philosophical Studies (1):1-6.
    Mohan Matthen has failed to understand the position I develop and defend in “How to Think about Mental Content.” No doubt some of the fault lies with my exposition, though Matthen often misconstrues passages that are clear in context. He construes clarifications and elaborations of my argument to be “concessions.” Rather than dwell too much on specific misunderstandings of my explanatory project and its attendant claims, I will focus on the main points of disagreement.RepresentationalismMy project in the paper is to (...)
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  34. Gillian Einstein (2012). Situated Neuroscience : Exploring Biologies of Diversity. In Robyn Bluhm, Anne Jaap Jacobson & Heidi Lene Maibom (eds.), Neurofeminism: Issues at the Intersection of Feminist Theory and Cognitive Science. Palgrave Macmillan
  35. Andrew W. Ellis (1987). On Problems in Developing Cognitively Transmitted Cognitive Modules: Cognitive Analysis of Dyslexia. Mind and Language 2 (3):242-251.
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  36. Andreas Elpidorou (2012). Gdzie jest mój umysł? Mark Rowlands o nośnikach poznania. Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 3 (1).
    [Przekład] Czy nasze umysły wykraczają poza nasze mózgi? W serii swoich publikacji Mark Rowlands argumentuje za pozytywną odpowiedzią na to pytanie. Zgodnie z Rowlandsem pewne typy działań w cielesnych lub materialnych układach należy rozpatrywać jako właściwe i dosłowne elementy naszych procesów poznawczych czy mentalnych. W niniejszym artykule dokonuję krytycznego omówienia stanowiska Rowlandsa.
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  37. Tommy Enkvist & Peter Juslin (2007). Causal Models and Cognitive Representations in Multiple Cue Judgment. In McNamara D. S. & Trafton J. G. (eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society 977--982.
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  38. Brunschvicg et Derrida (1990). Aims and Scope Communication & Cognition is an Interdixiplinary Journal the Objective is the Study of the Mterrelations Between Communication &. Cognition as Realized in the Etelds of Linguisticx, Logic, Psychology, Scientific Mcthodology, Amfïcial Intelligence, Information Sciences, Anthropology, Aesthetics, Computer Sciences. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 44:141.
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  39. Jonathan St B. T. Evans (2009). How Many Dual Process Theories Do We Need: One, Two or Many? In Jonathan Evans & Keith Frankish (eds.), In Two Minds: Dual Processes and Beyond. OUP Oxford
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  40. Daniel L. Everett (2012). Response to Reboul: Between Cognition, Communication, and Culture. Pragmatics and Cognition 20 (2):392-407.
  41. Jesús Ezquerro & Fernando Martinez Manrique (2004). Intertheory Relations in Cognitive Science: Privileged Levels and Reductive Strategies (Relaciones Interteóricas En Ciencia Cognitiva: Niveles Privilegiados y Estrategias Reductivas). Critica 36 (106):55 - 103.
    Research in cognitive science has often assumed the existence of a privileged level that unifies theoretical explanations arising from different disciplines. Philosophical accounts differ about the locus of those intertheory relations. In this paper, four different views are analyzed: classical, connectionist, pragmatist, and reductionist, as exemplified in the works of von Eckardt, Horgan and Tienson, Hardcastle, and Bickle, respectively. Their divergences are characterized in terms of the possibility of such a privileged level. The classical view favors a privileged computational level. (...)
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  42. Andrzej Falkowski (1985). The Consequences of Cognitive Psychology for Research in Theory of Growth of Scientific Knowledge. Roczniki Filozoficzne 33 (4):32.
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  43. Emily K. Farran & Annette Karmiloff-Smith (eds.) (2011). Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan: A Neuroconstructivist Approach. OUP Oxford.
    This book is unique in presenting evidence on development across the lifespan across multiple levels of description . The authors use a well-defined disorder - Williams syndrome, to explore the impact of genes, brain development, behaviour, as well as the individual's environment on development.
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  44. Asaf Federman (2011). What Buddhism Taught Cognitive Science About Self, Mind and Brain. Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofía 47:39-62.
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  45. Lisa Feigenson & Susan Carey (2005). On the Limits of Infants' Quantification of Small Object Arrays. Cognition 97 (3):295-313.
  46. José Ruiz Fernández (2015). Imagination, Meaning and the Phenomenological Material a Priori. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 14 (3):613-627.
    The main general goal of this paper is to consider in a new light what is usually referred in the phenomenological tradition as “material a priori”. Through a consideration of the evidence we have of anything colored being extended, the paper attempts to show that this evidence is of a different kind from the one we have of other propositions also involving necessity. The main peculiarity of this evidence is found in its dependence on linguistic meaning therein involved being rooted (...)
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  47. Juan Fernando Selles (2006). La Amistad y El Saber Personal. Sapientia 60 (218):381-393.
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  48. F. Richard Ferraro, George Kellas & Greg B. Simpson (1993). Failure to Maintain Equivalence of Groups in Cognitive Research: Evidence From Dual-Task Methodology. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 31 (4):301-303.
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  49. Daniel Mt Fessler & Edouard Machery (2012). Culture and Cognition. In E. Margolis, R. Samuels & S. Stich (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science. Oxford University Press
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  50. Klaus Fiedler (1991). Beyond Local Cognitive Processes: Imprinting a Systems Approach to Social Cognition. In R. Wyer & T. Srull (eds.), The Content, Structure, and Operation of Thought Systems. Lawrence Erlbaum 4--129.
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