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Profile: Erica Cosentino (University of Calabria)
  1. Erica Cosentino & Francesco Ferretti (2014). Communication as Navigation: A New Role for Consciousness in Language. Topoi 33 (1):263-274.
    Classical cognitive science has been characterized by an association with the computational theory of mind. Although this association has produced highly significant results, it has also limited the scope of scientific psychology. In this paper, we analyse the limits of the specific kind of computational model represented by the Chomskian-Fodorian tradition in the study of mind and language. In our opinion, the adhesion to the principle of formality imposed by this specific computational model has motivated the exclusion of consciousness in (...)
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  2. Francesco Ferretti & Erica Cosentino (2013). Time, Language and Flexibility of the Mind: The Role of Mental Time Travel in Linguistic Comprehension and Production. Philosophical Psychology 26 (1):24-46.
    According to Chomsky, creativity is a critical property of human language, particularly the aspect of ?the creative use of language? concerning the appropriateness to a situation. How language can be creative but appropriate to a situation is an unsolvable mystery from the Chomskyan point of view. We propose that language appropriateness can be explained by considering the role of the human capacity for Mental Time Travel at its foundation, together with social and ecological intelligences within a triadic language-grounding system. Our (...)
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  3. Erica Cosentino (2012). La Testa Tra le Nuvole: Il Linguaggio Tra Realtà E Immaginazione. Aracne.
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  4. Erica Cosentino (2011). Self in Time and Language. Consciousness and Cognition 20 (3):777-783.
  5. Erica Cosentino & Sonia Vazzano (eds.) (2007). I Segni Del Soggetto: Tra Filosofia E Scienze Cognitive. Carocci.
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