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Evolutionary and Neuroscience Approaches to the Study of Cognition

Schmaus, Warren (2004) Evolutionary and Neuroscience Approaches to the Study of Cognition. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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There is a lack of connection between the cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary approaches to the study of the mind, in philosophy as well as the sciences. For instance, although Millikan may display a thorough understanding of evolutionary theory in her arguments for the adaptive value of substance concepts, she gives scant attention to what could be the neural substrates of these concepts. Neuroscience research calls into question her assumption that substance concepts play a role in practical skills and suggests that conceptual knowledge in the brain may be organized by perceptual features rather than by individuals and natural kinds.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Schmaus, Warren
Keywords: Millikan, substance concepts, neurosciences
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Psychology
Depositing User: Warren Schmaus
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1912
Public Domain: No

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