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Hilary Putnam, who may have been the first philosopher to advance the notion that the computer is an apt model for the mind, takes a radically new view of his own theory of functionalism in this book. Putnam argues that in fact the computational analogy cannot answer the important questions about the nature of such mental states as belief, reasoning, rationality, and knowledge that lie at the heart of the philosophy of mind.Hilary Putnam is Walter Beverly Pearson Professor of Mathematical Logic at Harvard University.

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Hilary Putnam, who may have been the first philosopher to advance the notion that the computer is an apt model for the mind, takes a radically new view of his own theory of functionalism in this book.

Synopsis:

Hilary Putnam, who may have been the first philosopher to advance the notion that the computer is an apt model for the mind, takes a radically new view of his own theory of functionalism in this book. Putnam argues that in fact the computational analogy cannot answer the important questions about the nature of such mental states as belief, reasoning, rationality, and knowledge that lie at the heart of the philosophy of mind.

About the Author

Hilary Putnam is Walter Beverly Pearson Professor of Mathematical Logic at Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262660747
Author:
Putnam, Hilary
Publisher:
Bradford Book
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Reality
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Representation and Mind series Representation and Reality
Publication Date:
19910831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
8.8 x 6 x 0.4 in

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"Synopsis" by , Hilary Putnam, who may have been the first philosopher to advance the notion that the computer is an apt model for the mind, takes a radically new view of his own theory of functionalism in this book.
"Synopsis" by , Hilary Putnam, who may have been the first philosopher to advance the notion that the computer is an apt model for the mind, takes a radically new view of his own theory of functionalism in this book. Putnam argues that in fact the computational analogy cannot answer the important questions about the nature of such mental states as belief, reasoning, rationality, and knowledge that lie at the heart of the philosophy of mind.
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