The roles of philosophy in cognitive science

Philosophical Psychology 11 (2):117-36 (1998)
When the various disciplines participating in cognitive science are listed, philosophy almost always gets a guernsey. Yet, a couple of years ago at the conference of the Cognitive Science Society in Boulder (USA), there was no philosophy or philosopher with any prominence on the program. When queried on this point, the organizer (one of the "superstars" of the field) claimed it was partly an accident, but partly also due to an impression among members of the committee that philosophy is basically a waste of time. Philosophy, they thought, is mostly obscure bullshit that does little to help, and much to hinder, real progress in cognitive science
Keywords Cognitive Science  Philosophy  Psychology  Science  Zen Buddhism
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DOI 10.1080/09515089808573252
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