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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: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers. (Unpublished)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)
    Keywords: Millikan, substance concepts, neurosciences
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
    Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
    Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Psychology
    Conferences and Volumes: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Warren Schmaus
    Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
    Item ID: 1912
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1912

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