Barbara von Eckardt Rhode Island School of Design
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  • PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 1974.

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  1. Barbara Von Eckardt (2012). The Representational Theory of Mind. In Keith Frankish & William Ramsey (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science. Cambridge University Press.
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  2. Jeffrey S. Poland & Barbara Von Eckardt (2004). Mechanism and Explanation in Cognitive Neuroscience. Philosophy of Science 71 (5):972-984.
    The aim of this paper is to examine the usefulness of the Machamer, Darden, and Craver (2000) mechanism approach to gaining an understanding of explanation in cognitive neuroscience. We argue that although the mechanism approach can capture many aspects of explanation in cognitive neuroscience, it cannot capture everything. In particular, it cannot completely capture all aspects of the content and significance of mental representations or the evaluative features constitutive of psychopathology.
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  3. Barbara Von Eckardt (2003). The Explanatory Need for Mental Representations in Cognitive Science. Mind and Language 18 (4):427-439.
    Ramsey (1997) argues that connectionist representations 'do not earn their explanatory keep'. The aim of this paper is to examine the argument Ramsey gives to support that conclusion. In doing so, I identify two kinds of explanatory need—need relative to a possible explanation and need relative to a true explanation and argue that internal representations are not needed for either connectionist or nonconnectionist possible explanations but that it is quite likely that they are needed for true explanations. However, to show (...)
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  4. Barbara Eckardt (2001). Multidisciplinarity and Cognitive Science. Cognitive Science 25 (3):453-470.
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  5. B. Von Eckardt (2001). Multidisciplinarity and Cognitive Science. Cognitive Science 25 (3):453-470.
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  6. Jeffrey S. Poland & Barbara Von Eckardt (2000). In Defense of the Standard View. Protosociology 14:312-331.
  7. Barbara Von Eckardt (2000). Critical Notices. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (1):221.
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  8. Barbara Von Eckardt (2000). How to Build a Theory in Cognitive Science. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (1):221-224.
  9. Barbara von Eckardt (1999). Critical Notice of Hardcastle 1996. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59:221-224.
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  10. Barbara Von Eckardt (1997). The Empirical Naivete in the Current Philosophical Conception of Folk Psychology. In Martin Carrier & Peter K. Machamer (eds.), Mindscapes: Philosophy, Science, and the Mind. Pittsburgh University Press.
  11. Grant Gillett, Austen Clark, Barbara von Eckardt, William Edmundson, Bruce Umbaugh & Herbert Roitblat (1994). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Philosophical Psychology 7 (1):127-143.
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  12. Jeffrey S. Poland, Barbara von Eckardt & Will Spaulding (1994). Problems with the DSM Approach to Classifying Psychopathology. In George Graham & G.L. Stephens (eds.), Philosophical Psychopathology. MIT Press.
     
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  13. Barbara von Eckardt (1994). The Notion of Accuracy in Current Social Perception Research. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:35 - 46.
    People often make trait judgments (e.g. John is intelligent) about themselves and others. Social perception researchers have attempted to study the accuracy of such judgments. Such studies raise the philosophical/conceptual question of what it means to say that a person's judgment is accurate. Two attempts have recently been made to taxonomize current research in terms of the notion of accuracy which has been adopted. My aim in this paper is twofold: first, to argue that the proposed philosophical taxonomies are (...)
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  14. Barbara Von Eckardt (1993). What is Cognitive Science? MIT Press.
    In this richly detailed analysis, Barbara Von Eckardt lays the foundations for understanding what it means to be a cognitive scientist.
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  15. Barbara von Eckardt (1990). Some Remarks on Laudan’s Theory of Scientific Rationality. Journal of Philosophical Research 15:153-167.
    When is it rational to pursue a research tradition? In Progress and Its Problems, Laudan suggests that if a research tradition RT has a higher rate of progress than any of its rivals, where the rate of progress of an RT is the problem solving effectiveness of its theories over time, then it is rational to pursue RT. In this paper I offer a number of criticisms of this suggestion, with special attention to the current controversy over the rational pursuability (...)
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  16. Barbara Eckardt (1988). Mental Images and Their Explanations. Philosophical Studies 53 (3):441-460.
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  17. Barbara Von Eckardt (1988). Mental Images and Their Explanations. Philosophical Studies 53 (3):691-693.
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  18. Barbara Von Eckardt (1984). Cognitive Psychology and Principled Skepticism. Journal of Philosophy 81 (February):67-88.
  19. Barbara Von Eckardt (1984). Mental Images and Their Explanations. Journal of Philosophy 81 (11):691-693.
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  20. Thomas Mautner, George R. Carlson, V. Vuckovic, John Heil, Rex Martin, Colin McGinn, Gerhard D. Wassermann, R. T. Green & Barbara Von Eckardt (1982). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Philosophia 11 (3-4):553-560.
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  21. Barbara Von Eckardt (1981). Margolis on Persons and Non-Reductive Materialism. Metaphilosophy 12:169.
     
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  22. Barbara Von Eckardt (1981). On Evaluating the Scientific Status of Psychoanalysis. Journal of Philosophy 78 (10):570-572.
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  23. Barbara Von Eckardt (1981). Puccetti's Mental-Duality Thesis: A Case of Bad Arguments. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):113.
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  24. Barbara Von Eckardt (1975). Some Consequences of Knowing Everything (Essential) There is to Know About One's Mental States. Review of Metaphysics 29:3-18.
     
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