Plato's Camera (BOK)

Paul M Churchland

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In Plato's Camera, eminent philosopher Paul Churchland offers a novel account of how the brain constructs a representation -- or "takes a picture" -- of the universe's timeless categorical and dynamical structure. This construction process, which begins at birth, yields the enduring background conceptual framework with which we will interpret our sensory experience for the rest of our lives. But, as even Plato knew, to make singular perceptual judgments requires that we possess an antecedent framework of abstract categories to which any perceived particular can be relevantly assimilated. How that background framework is assembled in the first place is the motivating mystery, and the primary target, of Churchland's book. Unexpectedly, this neurobiologically grounded account of human cognition also provides a systematic story of how such low-level epistemological activities are integrated within an enveloping framework of linguistic structures and regulatory mechanisms at the social level. As Churchland illustrates, this integration of cognitive mechanisms at several levels has launched the human race on an epistemological adventure denied to all other terrestrial creatures.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Paul M Churchland
Forlag
MIT University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780262525183
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 15cm x 23cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 430 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd

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