Chapter 2. The Mechanization of the Mind Picture

  1. Cedric Boeckx

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310047.ch2

Language in Cognition: Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them

Language in Cognition: Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them

How to Cite

Boeckx, C. (2009) The Mechanization of the Mind Picture, in Language in Cognition: Uncovering Mental Structures and the Rules Behind Them, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310047.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158817

Online ISBN: 9781444310047

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Keywords:

  • mechanization of the mind picture;
  • studying history - to avoid repeating mistakes of the past;
  • cognitive science and four central ingredients;
  • reaction against behaviorism;
  • demise of behaviorism;
  • behaviorism - developing scientific account of behavior and its acquisition;
  • Chomsky - adopting alternative program that does justice to the mental;
  • ethologist program;
  • mathematical foundations, Turing and Shannon - computation an object of mathematical thought;
  • stressing limits of computation and machinelike behavior

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Four Central Ingredients

  • The Demise of Behaviorism

  • The Ethologist Program

  • Insights from the Cartesians

  • Mathematical Foundations: Turing and Shannon

  • A Brief Summary