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  1. Daniel Andler (forthcoming). What has Collective Wisdom to Do with Wisdom? In J. Elster & H. Landemore (eds.), Collective Wisdom. Cambridge Universuty Press.
    Conventional wisdom holds two seemingly opposed beliefs. One is that communities are often much better than individuals at dealing with certain situations or solving certain problems. The other is that crowds are usually, and some say always, at best as intelligent as their least intelligent members and at worst even less. Consistency would seem to be easily re-established by distinguishing between advanced, sophisticated social organizations which afford the supporting communities a high level of collective performance, and primitive, mob-like structures which (...)
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  2. Daniel Andler (2013). Dissensus in Science as a Fact and as a Norm. In Hanne Andersen, Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao González, Thomas Uebel & Gregory Wheeler (eds.), New Challenges to Philosophy of Science. Springer Verlag. 493--506.
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  3. Daniel Andler (2011). Unity Without Myths. In John Symons, Juan Manuel Torres & Olga Plomb (eds.), New approaches to the Unity of Science, vol. 1: Otto Neurath and the Unity of Science. Springer.
    We seem to suffer from a case of cognitive dissonance. On the one hand, we seem to have almost unanimously rejected as hopeless or incoherent the aim of a unified science. On the other, we passionately debate about the prospects of research programs which, if successful, would considerably enhance the prospects of unification: from particle physics to cognitive neuroscience, from evolutionary theory to logical modeling or dynamic systems, a common motivation seems to be the quest for unity1. The purpose of (...)
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  4. Daniel Andler (2010). Naturalism and the Scientific Status of the Social Sciences. In M. Dorato M. Suàrez (ed.), Epsa Epistemology and Methodology of Science. Springer. 1--12.
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  5. Daniel Andler (2009). Is Naturalism the Unsurpassable Philosophy for the Sciences of Man in the 21st Century? In F. Stadler, S. Hartmann, D. Dieks, W. J. Gonzalez, T. Uebel & M. Weber (eds.), The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science. Springer. 283--303.
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  6. Daniel Andler (2009). Naturalism and the Scientific Status of the Social Sciences. In M. Suarez, M. Dorato & M. Rédei (eds.), EPSA: Epistemology and Methodology of Science: Launch of the European Philosophy of Science Association. Springer.
    situation in the sciences of man and show it to be fallacious. On the view to be 6 rejected, the sciences of man are undergoing the first serious attempt in history to 7 thoroughly naturalize their subject matter and thus to put an end to their separate sta- 8 tus. Progress has (on this view) been quite considerable in the disciplines in charge 9 of the individual, while in the social sciences the outcome of the process is moot: 10 the (...)
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  7. Daniel Andler (2009). The Philosophy of Cognitive Science. In A. Brenner & J. Gayon (eds.), French Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Research in France. Springer.
    The rise of cognitive science in the last half-century has been accompanied by a considerable amount of philosophical activity. No other area within analytic philosophy in the second half of that period has attracted more attention or produced more publications. Philosophical work relevant to cognitive science has become a sprawling field (extending beyond analytic philosophy) which no one can fully master, although some try and keep abreast of the philosophical literature and of the essential scientific developments. Due to the particular (...)
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  8. D. Andler, M. Okada & I. Watanabe (eds.) (2006). Reasoning and Cognition.
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  9. Daniel Andler (2006). Brain, Mind, Man, and Society: Naturalism with a Human Face. In D. Andler, M. Okada & I. Watanabe (eds.), Reasoning and Cognition. 77--84.
    When scientists are at work, they are busy ‘naturalizing’ their domain. This applies, without qualification, to natural scientists. In the sciences of man (which I will understand in the broadest sense, as including the social sciences), the issue is moot. This raises a problem for cognitive scientists, a vast majority of whom think of themselves as natural scientists. Yet theirs, to a large extent, is a science of man. Cognitive scientists are, it would seem, in the business of naturalizing man, (...)
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  10. Daniel Andler (2006). Cognitive Science. In L. Kritzman (ed.), The Columbia History of Twentieth Century French Thought.
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  11. Daniel Andler (2006). Federalism in Science — Complementarity Vs Perspectivism: Reply to Harré. Synthese 151 (3):519 - 522.
  12. Daniel Andler (2006). Phenomenology in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. In H. Dreyfus & M. Wrathall (eds.), A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism.
    Fifty years before the present volume appeared, artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive science (Cogsci) emerged from a couple of small-scale academic encounters on the East Coast of the United States. Wedded together like Siamese twins, these nascent research programs appeared to rest on some general assumptions regarding the human mind, and closely connected methodological principles, which set them at such a distance from phenomenology that no contact between the two approaches seemed conceivable. Soon however contact was made, in the form (...)
     
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  13. Riccardo Viale, D. Andler & Lawrence A. Hirschfeld (eds.) (2006). Biological and Cultural Bases of Human Inference. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    Biological and Cultural Bases of Human Inference addresses the interface between social science and cognitive science. In this volume, Viale and colleagues explore which human social cognitive powers evolve naturally and which are influenced by culture. Updating the debate between innatism and culturalism regarding human cognitive abilities, this book represents a much-needed articulation of these diverse bases of cognition. Chapters throughout the book provide social science and philosophical reflections, in addition to the perspective of evolutionary theory and the central assumptions (...)
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  14. Daniel Andler (2003). The Advantages of Theft Over Honest Toil. A Comment on David Atkinson. In M. C. Galavotti (ed.), Observation and Experiment in the Natural and Social Sciences.
    David Atkinson asks whether nonempirical constructions can lead to genuine knowledge in science, and answers in the negative. Thought experiments, in his view, are to be commended only insofar as they eventually lead to real experiments. The claim does not rely on a general study, conceptual or historical, of thought experiments as such: the range of the paper is at once narrower and broader. Atkinson views thought experiments as commonly understood as just one kind of episode in the development of (...)
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  15. Andler (2000). Context and Background. Dreyfus and Cognitive Science. In W. Wrathall (ed.), Heidegger, Coping and Cognitive Science, Cambridge.
    In Hubert Dreyfus’s critique of artificial intelligence1, considerable importance is given to the matter of context –used here as a blanket term covering an immense and possibly heterogeneous phenomenon, which includes situation, background, circumstances, occasion and possibly more. Perhaps the best way to point to context in this most general sense is to proceed dialectically, and take as a first approximation context to be whatever is revealed as an obstacle whenever one attempts to account for mental dynamics on the formal (...)
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  16. Daniel Andler (2000). The Normativity of Context. Philosophical Studies 100 (3):273-303.
    This paper attempts to show that context is normative. Perceiving and acting, speaking and understanding, reasoning and evaluating, judging and deciding, doing and not doing, as accomplished by humans, invariably occur within a context. The context dictates, or at least constrains, the proper accomplishment of the act. One may construe this undisputed fact in a naturalistic way: one can think of the context as a positive given, and of the constraints it creates as constituting a natural fact. Whether the act (...)
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  17. Daniel Andler (2000). The Undefinability of Analytic Philosophy. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2000:267-285.
    Many attempts have been made to define analytic philosophy in a nonhistorical or otherwise deictic way, and to provide a set of necessary and sufficient conditions for a piece of philosophical work to be part of analytic philosophy. This is more difficult than might appear, for the conditions appealed to are normative and must be claimed by non-analytic philosophers to apply to their production as well. In fact, no such set of conditions has been forthcoming, and it is unlikely that (...)
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  18. D. Andler (ed.) (1995). Facets of Rationality. Sage Publications.
    Scholars from various philosophical schools of thought, including cultural relativism, hermeneutics, and postmodernism, have recently critiqued rationalism in light of new developments in the cognitive sciences. Each of these new developments set into motion new inquiries in each school philosophical school of thought. Now, in Facets of Rationality, a distinguished team of scholars examines these new inquiries and bring rationality back into the mainstream of the social sciences. The unique feature of this book lies in its multidisciplinary exploration of rational (...)
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  19. D. Andler, P. Banerjee, M. Chaudhury & O. Guillaume (1995). Appearance in This List Does Not Preclude a Future Review of the Book. Where They Are Known Prices Are Either in $ US or in£ UK. Agius, Emmanuel, Problems in Applied Ethics, Msida, Malta, Malta University Pub-Lishers Ltd, 1995, Pp. 85. Almond, Brenda (Ed.), Introducing Applied Ethics, Oxford, UK, Blackwell Publish. [REVIEW] Mind 104:416.
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  20. Daniel Andler (1995). Can We Knock Off the Shackles of Syntax? Philosophical Issues 6:265-270.
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  21. Daniel Andler (1993). Is Context a Problem? Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 93:279 - 296.
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  22. Daniel Andler (1992). From Paleo to Neo Connectionism. In G. van der Vijve (ed.), New Perspectives on Cybernetics.
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  23. D. Andler (1990). What is the Place of Artificial-Intelligence in Cognition Studies. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 44 (172):62-86.
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  24. Daniel Andler (1990). Quelle Est la Place de l'Intelligence Artificielle Dans l'Étude de la Cognition. Revue Internationale de Philosophie 44 (172):62-86.
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  25. Daniel Andler (1986). Studying Cognition Today, Report to the European Science Foundation. Eidos 5:177-225.
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  26. Daniel Andler (1975). Semi-Minimal Theories and Categoricity. Journal of Symbolic Logic 40 (3):419-438.
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  27. Daniel Andler, Context: The Case for a Principled Epistemic Particularism.
    The context-sensitivity of many cognitive processes is usually seen as an objective property which we should try to account for and to simulate in computational models. This rests on a mistaken view of inquiry as guided by principles alone. In ethics, exclusive reliance on principles is all but abandoned: the ability to deal with particular cases depends on something more. The same goes for the belief fixation processes involved in communication and other cognitive tasks. The paper defends a mixed model (...)
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  28. Daniel Andler, Mathematics in Cognitive Science.
    What role does mathematics play in cognitive science today, what role should mathematics play in cognitive science tomorrow? The cautious short answers are: to the factual question, a rather modest role, except in peripheral areas; to the normative question, a far greater role, as the periphery’s place is reevaluated and as both cognitive science and mathematics grow. This paper aims at providing more detailed, perhaps more contentious answers.
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