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  1. added 2019-06-06
    Questions For The Dynamicist: The Use of Dynamical Systems Theory in the Philosophy of Cognition.Marco Van Leeuwen - 2005 - Minds and Machines 15 (3):271-333.
    The concepts and powerful mathematical tools of Dynamical Systems Theory (DST) yield illuminating methods of studying cognitive processes, and are even claimed by some to enable us to bridge the notorious explanatory gap separating mind and matter. This article includes an analysis of some of the conceptual and empirical progress Dynamical Systems Theory is claimed to accomodate. While sympathetic to the dynamicist program in principle, this article will attempt to formulate a series of problems the proponents of the approach in (...)
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    The Dynamical Hypothesis in Cognitive Science: A Review Essay of Mind As Motion.Robert M. French & Elizabeth Thomas - 2001 - Minds and Machines 11 (1):101-111.
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    On the Use and Abuse of Dasein in Cognitive Science.Joseph Ulric Neisser - 1999 - The Monist 82 (2):347-361.
    Dasein is one of several twentieth-century notions which paint a portrait of the “post-Cartesian subject.” Critics of cognitivism such as Dreyfus have invoked Dasein in arguing that computational models cannot be sufficient to account for situated cognition. Van Gelder argues that dynamic systems theory provides an empirical model of cognition as practical activity which avoids the Cartesianism implicit in the computational approach. I assess Van Gelder’s claim for dynamic systems as a model of being-in-the-world. Contra Van Gelder, I argue that (...)
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    The Chaology of Mind.Adam Morton - 1988 - Analysis 48 (3):135.
    I explore the possibility that mentality can be characterized as a level in between the functional and the neurological, namely as a physical system exhibiting a specific kind of chaos. The argument is meant to make a case for this kind of characterization rather than giving one in specific detail.
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    Propagating Dynamical Science in the Periphery of German Naturphilosophie: H. C. Ørsted’s Textbooks and Didactics.Anja Skaar Jacobsen - 2006 - Science & Education 15 (7-8):739-760.
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    Extending Mechanics to Minds: The Mechanical Foundations of Psychology and Economics.Jon Doyle - 2006 - Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  7. added 2018-09-23
    What an Entangled Web We Weave: An Information-Centric Approach to Time-Evolving Socio-Technical Systems.Markus Luczak-Roesch, Kieron O’Hara, Jesse David Dinneen & Ramine Tinati - 2018 - Minds and Machines 28 (4):709-733.
    A new layer of complexity, constituted of networks of information token recurrence, has been identified in socio-technical systems such as the Wikipedia online community and the Zooniverse citizen science platform. The identification of this complexity reveals that our current understanding of the actual structure of those systems, and consequently the structure of the entire World Wide Web, is incomplete, which raises novel questions for data science research but also from the perspective of social epistemology. Here we establish the principled foundations (...)
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  8. added 2018-07-06
    Moving Beyond Metaphors: Understanding the Mind for What It Is.Chris Eliasmith - 2003 - Journal of Philosophy 100 (10):493-520.
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  9. added 2017-06-14
    Gestalt Psychology and the Philosophy of Mind.William Epstein & Gary Hatfield - 1994 - Philosophical Psychology 7 (2):163-181.
    The Gestalt psychologists adopted a set of positions on mind-body issues that seem like an odd mix. They sought to combine a version of naturalism and physiological reductionism with an insistence on the reality of the phenomenal and the attribution of meanings to objects as natural characteristics. After reviewing basic positions in contemporary philosophy of mind, we examine the Gestalt position, characterizing it m terms of phenomenal realism and programmatic reductionism. We then distinguish Gestalt philosophy of mind from instrumentalism and (...)
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    Cognition, Computing and Dynamic Systems.Mario Villalobos & Joe Dewhurst - 2016 - Límite. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Filosofía y Psicología 1.
    Traditionally, computational theory (CT) and dynamical systems theory (DST) have presented themselves as opposed and incompatible paradigms in cognitive science. There have been some efforts to reconcile these paradigms, mainly, by assimilating DST to CT at the expenses of its anti-representationalist commitments. In this paper, building on Piccinini’s mechanistic account of computation and the notion of functional closure, we explore an alternative conciliatory strategy. We try to assimilate CT to DST by dropping its representationalist commitments, and by inviting CT to (...)
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    John Philoponus and Mechanics: A Dynamical Approach in the Later Antiquity.Manolis Kartsonakis - 1996 - Neusis 4:63-75.
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    Biological and Social Constraints on Cognitive Processes: The Need for Dynamical Interactions Between Levels of Inquiry.William Bechtel - 1994 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 24 (sup1):133-164.
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    Change in the Rules; Computers, Dynamical Systems and Searle.Michael Wheeler - 2002 - In John M. Preston & John Mark Bishop (eds.), Views Into the Chinese Room: New Essays on Searle and Artificial Intelligence. Oxford University Press. pp. 338--359.
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    Robert F. Port Timothy van Gelder (Ed.), Mind as Motion: Explorations in the Dynamics of Cognition. [REVIEW]M. I. Statuenov - 1998 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (3):381-383.
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    Marco Giunti, Computation, Dynamics and Cognition. [REVIEW]D. V. Newman - 1998 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (2):246-246.
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    Dynamical Explanation and Mental Representations.Anthony Chemero - 2001 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 5 (4):141-142.
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    Reply to Vroomen and de Gelder.Dominic W. Massaro - 2000 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 4 (2):38-39.
  18. added 2017-02-13
    From Formal Machine to Social Colony: Toward a Complex Dynamical Philosophy of Science.W. E. Herfel & C. A. Hooker - 1999 - In Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara (ed.), Language, Quantum, Music. pp. 7--18.
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    Neuromodulation Can Significantly Change the Dynamical State of Cortical Networks.Hans Liljenström - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (2):303-304.
    We present simulation results of an olfactory cortex model complementing the results presented in Wright & Liley's target article. We show how the cortical dynamics as expressed in EEG can be regulated by neuromodulation and discuss how the system can attain global stability without cortical-subcortical interaction, as presumed necessary by Wright & Liley. Network structure is shown to be crucial.
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    Dynamical Noise From Time Series.O. Kocsis & R. Dadii - 1995 - In R. J. Russell, N. Murphy & A. R. Peacocke (eds.), Chaos and Complexity. Vatican Observatory Publications. pp. 201.
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    Computational and Dynamical Languages for Autonomous Agents.Randall D. Beer - 1995 - In Tim van Gelder & Robert Port (eds.), Mind as Motion: Explorations in the Dynamics of Cognition. MIT Press. pp. 121--147.
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    Van Gelder. T.R. Port - 1995 - In Tim van Gelder & Robert Port (eds.), Mind as Motion: Explorations in the Dynamics of Cognition. MIT Press.
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    Explorations in the Dynamics of Cognition.T. Van Gelder & R. F. Port - 1995 - In T. Van Gelder & Robert Port (eds.), Mind as Motion. MIT Press.
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    Problems with the “Environment as Phenotype” Hypothesis.Radomír Socha - 1991 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (3):407-408.
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    Partitioning Hypothesis in Perspective.S. C. Gandevia - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (4):653-654.
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    When the “Chaos” is Too Chaotic and the “Limit Cycles” Too Limited, the Mind Boggles and the Brain Flounders.Michael A. Corner & Andre J. Noest - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (2):176-177.
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    Toward a Unified Neuropsychiatric Hypothesis.Neal R. Swerdlow & George F. Koob - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (2):226-245.
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    The Anhedonia Hypothesis: Termites in the Basement.Roger L. Mellgren - 1982 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 5 (1):67-68.
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    The Spearman-Jensen Hypothesis.R. Travis Osborne - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (3):351-352.
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    A Note on the Undecidability of the Reachability Problem for o‐Minimal Dynamical Systems.Thomas Brihaye - 2006 - Mathematical Logic Quarterly 52 (2):165-170.
    In this paper we prove that the reachability problem is BSS-undecidable for o-minimal dynamical systems.
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    A Step Towards a Complexity Theory for Analog Systems.K. Meer & M. Gori - 2002 - Mathematical Logic Quarterly 48 (S1):45-58.
    Recent years have seen an increasing interest in the study of continuous-time computational models. However, not so much has been done with respect to setting up a complexity theoretic framework for such models. The present paper intends to go a step into this direction. We consider problems over the real numbers which we try to relate to Lyapunov theory for dynamical systems: The global minimizers of particular energy functions are supposed to give solutions of the problem. The structure of such (...)
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    Early Computer Models of Cognitive Systems and the Beginnings of Cognitive Systems Dynamics.G. Mallen - 2013 - Constructivist Foundations 9 (1):137-138.
    Open peer commentary on the article “A Cybernetic Computational Model for Learning and Skill Acquisition” by Bernard Scott & Abhinav Bansal. Upshot: The target paper acknowledges some early computer modelling that I did in the years 1966–1968 when working with Pask at System Research Ltd in Richmond. In the commentary, I revisit the roots of this kind of modelling and follow the trajectory from then to today’s growing understanding of the dynamics of cognitive systems.
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    Computational Evidence That Frequency Trajectory Theory Does Not Oppose But Emerges From Age‐of‐Acquisition Theory.Martial Mermillod, Patrick Bonin, Alain Méot, Ludovic Ferrand & Michel Paindavoine - 2012 - Cognitive Science 36 (8):1499-1531.
    According to the age-of-acquisition hypothesis, words acquired early in life are processed faster and more accurately than words acquired later. Connectionist models have begun to explore the influence of the age/order of acquisition of items (and also their frequency of encounter). This study attempts to reconcile two different methodological and theoretical approaches (proposed by Lambon Ralph & Ehsan, 2006 and Zevin & Seidenberg, 2002) to age-limited learning effects. The current simulations extend the findings reported by Zevin and Seidenberg (2002) that (...)
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    Toward an Explanatory Framework for Mental Ownership.Timothy Lane - 2012 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 11 (2):251-286.
    Philosophical and scientific investigations of the proprietary aspects of self—mineness or mental ownership—often presuppose that searching for unique constituents is a productive strategy. But there seem not to be any unique constituents. Here, it is argued that the “self-specificity” paradigm, which emphasizes subjective perspective, fails. Previously, it was argued that mode of access also fails to explain mineness. Fortunately, these failures, when leavened by other findings (those that exhibit varieties and vagaries of mineness), intimate an approach better suited to searching (...)
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    RACE/A: An Architectural Account of the Interactions Between Learning, Task Control, and Retrieval Dynamics.Leendert van Maanen, Hedderik van Rijn & Niels Taatgen - 2012 - Cognitive Science 36 (1):62-101.
    This article discusses how sequential sampling models can be integrated in a cognitive architecture. The new theory Retrieval by Accumulating Evidence in an Architecture (RACE/A) combines the level of detail typically provided by sequential sampling models with the level of task complexity typically provided by cognitive architectures. We will use RACE/A to model data from two variants of a picture–word interference task in a psychological refractory period design. These models will demonstrate how RACE/A enables interactions between sequential sampling and long-term (...)
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    Science and Hypothesis.Thomas V. Upton - 1985 - Review of Metaphysics 38 (3):653-655.
    In this collection of essays, which is Volume 19 in the University of Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science, Laudan examines, in a very engaging manner, the fortunes of the method of hypothesis in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Most of the essays have appeared elsewhere, but some are published here for the first time. Although there is no introductory or concluding essay that attempts to tie all of the articles together, this collection still succeeds in presenting itself (...)
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    (Position Paper for Symposium, \What is Computing?").Bruce J. MacLennan - unknown
    The central claim of computationalism is generally taken to be that the brain is a computer, and that any computer implementing the appropriate program would ipso facto have a mind. In this paper I argue for the following propositions: (1) The central claim of computationalism is not about computers, a concept too imprecise for a scienti c claim of this sort, but is about physical calculi (instantiated discrete formal systems). (2) In matters of formality, interpretability, and so forth, analog computation (...)
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    Chaotic Itinerancy as a Dynamical Basis of Hermeneutics in Brain and Mind.Ichiro Tsuda - 1991 - World Futures 32 (2):167-184.
    We propose a new dynamical mechanism for information processing in mind and brain. We emphasize that a hermeneutic process is one of the key processes manifesting the functions of the brain and that it can be formulated as an itinerant motion in ultrahigh dimensional dynamical systems, which may give a new realm of the dynamic information processing. Our discussions are based on the notion of chaotic information processing and the observations of biological chaos.
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    A One-System Theory That is Not Propositional.James E. Witnauer, Gonzalo P. Urcelay & Ralph R. Miller - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (2):228-229.
    We argue that the propositional and link-based approaches to human contingency learning represent different levels of analysis because propositional reasoning requires a basis, which is plausibly provided by a link-based architecture. Moreover, in their attempt to compare two general classes of models (link-based and propositional), Mitchell et al. refer to only two generic models and ignore the large variety of different models within each class.
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    Proof Only.Andy Clark - manuscript
    Beer’s (2003) paper is a tour de force of detailed comments on the more general notion of “situated- dynamical modeling, and provides a concrete sample ness”, Beer suggests that “on this view, situated action of the kinds of understanding dynamicists may realis- is the fundamental concern and cognition is … one tically hope to achieve. The analysis is thus, as Beer resource among many that can be brought to bear as an states, a “tool for building intuition”, and in this (...)
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    Distinguishing Between the Computational and Dynamical Hypotheses: What Difference Makes the Difference?Steven R. Quartz - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (5):649-650.
    Van Gelder seeks to distinguish between the computational and the dynamical hypotheses primarily on the basis of ontic criteria – the kind of systems cognitive agents really are. I suggest that this meets with mixed success. By shifting to epistemic criteria – what kind of explanations we require to understand cognitive agents – I suggest there is an easier and more intuitive way to distinguish between these two competing views of cognitive agents.
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    Interlevel Connections and Agent Evolution Should Not Be Overlooked.Donald R. Franceschetti - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (5):639-640.
    A consideration of underlying neural dynamics and the evolutionary process producing cognitive agents should complement the development of dynamical models of behavior. The geometrical aspects of dynamical systems theory which make it useful in the description of systems acting in an environment are less useful in understanding agents interacting with a range of environments, and may call for supplementation by evolutionary insights.
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    Circuit Sharing and the Implementation of Intelligent Systems.Michael Anderson - manuscript
    One of the most foundational and continually contested questions in the cognitive sciences is the degree to which the functional organization of the brain can be understood as modular. In its classic formulation, a module was defined as a cognitive sub-system with nine specific properties; the classic module is, among other things, domain specific, encapsulated, and implemented in dedicated neural substrates. Most of the examinations—and especially the criticisms—of the modularity thesis have focused on these properties individually, for instance by finding (...)
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    The Emergence of Prägnanz: Gaetano Kanizsa's Legacies. [REVIEW]Riccardo Luccio - 2003 - Axiomathes 13 (3-4):365-387.
    This paper is devoted to stress the importance of the contribution of Gaetano Kanizsato contemporary psychology. His theoretical ideas have in many respects been truly seminal. In particular, are emphasized his distinction between the primary and secondary process, his criticism of the concept ofPrägnanz, and his focus on self-organisation in a dynamic approach. To continue his work, the main task is to identify the rules and constraints that enable us to see the world as it appears. In the last years (...)
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    A Locally Preferred Structure Characterises All Dynamical Regimes of a Supercooled Liquid.Ryan Soklaski, Vy Tran, Zohar Nussinov, K. F. Kelton & Li Yang - 2016 - Philosophical Magazine 96 (12):1212-1227.
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    For a Dynamical Approach to Human Computation.Marco Giunti & Simone Pinna - 2016 - Logic Journal of the IGPL 24 (4).
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    Approximations of the Dynamical Theory of Diffraction Contrast.A. Howie & Z. S. Basinski - 1968 - Philosophical Magazine 17 (149):1039-1063.
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    Dynamical Effects in Moiré Fringes.D. L. Allinson - 1968 - Philosophical Magazine 17 (146):339-352.
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    Interpreted Dynamical Systems and Qualitative Laws: From Neural Networks to Evolutionary Systems.Hannes Leitgeb - 2005 - Synthese 146 (1-2):189-202.
    . Interpreted dynamical systems are dynamical systems with an additional interpretation mapping by which propositional formulas are assigned to system states. The dynamics of such systems may be described in terms of qualitative laws for which a satisfaction clause is defined. We show that the systems Cand CL of nonmonotonic logic are adequate with respect to the corresponding description of the classes of interpreted ordered and interpreted hierarchical systems, respectively. Inhibition networks, artificial neural networks, logic programs, and evolutionary systems are (...)
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    Unification Revisited: The Role of Dynamical Principles.Margaret Morrison - 2007 - Iyyun 56:295-312.
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