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The Resource Origins of mind, Liz Swan, editor

Origins of mind, Liz Swan, editor

Label
Origins of mind
Title
Origins of mind
Statement of responsibility
Liz Swan, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The big question of how and why mindedness evolved necessitates collaborative, multidisciplinary investigation. Biosemiotics provides a new conceptual space that attracts a multitude of thinkers in the biological and cognitive sciences and the humanities who recognize continuity in the biosphere from the simplest to the most complex organisms, and who are united in the project of trying to account for even language and human consciousness in this comprehensive picture of life. What philosophers of mind and cognitive scientists can contribute to the growing interdiscipline are insights into how the biosemiotic weltanschauung applies to complex organisms like humans where such signs and sign processes constitute human society and culture. The purpose of this volume is to gather together a sampling of contemporary thinking on when, why, and how mindedness evolved in the natural world from researchers working in the biological, cognitive, and medical sciences. The question of the origin of mind is no longer the exclusive domain of philosophers; it has, in recent decades, become a respectable question for research scientists to work on as well. The volume's contents are pluralistic. One element that most of the chapters in the volume have in common is in their adherence to the principle that the phenomenon of mindedness, including the peculiarities of human mindedness, is a biological phenomenon. Fully represented in this volume are thoughts, ideas, and theories that contribute to our naturalistic understanding of mindedness that address its biological origins and evolutionary development. The volume is divided into five sections devoted to the sub-topics of: biosemiotics theories of mindedness, the evolution of mental representation in humans, the evolution of various aspects of consciousness, problems in philosophy of mind, and simulation approaches to understanding human intelligence
Member of
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
128/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BD418.3
  • BF311
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
BF 311
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Swan, Liz Stillwaggon
Series statement
Biosemiotics,
Series volume
volume 8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition
  • Consciousness
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Brain
  • Human evolution
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Intellect
  • Biology
  • Cognition
  • Theory of Mind
  • Consciousness
  • Biology
  • Brain
  • Perception
  • Philosophy
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Biology
  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Consciousness
  • Human evolution
  • Intellect
  • Philosophy of mind
Label
Origins of mind, Liz Swan, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biosemiotics. Organic codes and the natural history of mind / Marcello Barbieri -- The descent of humanity: the biological roots of human consciousness, culture and history / Angelo N.M. Recchia-Luciani -- From non-minds to minds: biosemantics and the tertium quid / Crystal L'Hôte -- Cybersemiotics: a new foundation for a transdisciplinary theory of consciousness, cognition, meaning and communication / Soren Brier -- Mental representation. The emergence of empathy in the context of cross-species mind reading / John Sarnecki -- The evolution of scenario visualization and the early hominin mind / Robert Arp -- Representation in biological systems: teleofunction, etiology, and structural preservation / Michael Nair-Collins -- Beyond embodiment: from internal representation of action to symbolic processes / Isabel Barahona da Fonseca, Jose Barahona da Fonseca, Vitor Pereira -- Consciousness. Imitation, skill learning, and conceptual thought: an embodied, developmental approach / Ellen Fridland -- Evolving consciousness: the very idea! / James H. Fetzer Ph. D. -- Mind or mechanism: which came first? / Teed Rockwell -- Origins of the qualitative aspects of consciousness: evolutionary answers to chalmers' hard problem / Jonathan Y. Tsou -- Philosophy of mind. Neuropragmatism on the origins of conscious minding / Tibor Solymosi -- Not so exceptional: away from chomskian saltationism and towards a naturally gradual account of mindfulness / Andrew M. Winters, Alex Levine -- Mental organs and the origins of mind / Thomas S. Ray -- Mnemo-psychography: the origin of mind and the problem of biological memory storage / Frank Scalambrino -- Synthetic intelligence. Minimal mind / Alexei A. Sharov -- Concept combination and the origins of complex cognition / Liane Gabora, Kirsty Kitto -- The mind of the noble ape in three simulations / Tom Barbalet -- Synthetic intelligence. From the natural brain to the artificial mind / Massimo Negrotti
Control code
823861508
Extent
1 online resource (430 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400754195
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-5419-5
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823861508
Label
Origins of mind, Liz Swan, editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biosemiotics. Organic codes and the natural history of mind / Marcello Barbieri -- The descent of humanity: the biological roots of human consciousness, culture and history / Angelo N.M. Recchia-Luciani -- From non-minds to minds: biosemantics and the tertium quid / Crystal L'Hôte -- Cybersemiotics: a new foundation for a transdisciplinary theory of consciousness, cognition, meaning and communication / Soren Brier -- Mental representation. The emergence of empathy in the context of cross-species mind reading / John Sarnecki -- The evolution of scenario visualization and the early hominin mind / Robert Arp -- Representation in biological systems: teleofunction, etiology, and structural preservation / Michael Nair-Collins -- Beyond embodiment: from internal representation of action to symbolic processes / Isabel Barahona da Fonseca, Jose Barahona da Fonseca, Vitor Pereira -- Consciousness. Imitation, skill learning, and conceptual thought: an embodied, developmental approach / Ellen Fridland -- Evolving consciousness: the very idea! / James H. Fetzer Ph. D. -- Mind or mechanism: which came first? / Teed Rockwell -- Origins of the qualitative aspects of consciousness: evolutionary answers to chalmers' hard problem / Jonathan Y. Tsou -- Philosophy of mind. Neuropragmatism on the origins of conscious minding / Tibor Solymosi -- Not so exceptional: away from chomskian saltationism and towards a naturally gradual account of mindfulness / Andrew M. Winters, Alex Levine -- Mental organs and the origins of mind / Thomas S. Ray -- Mnemo-psychography: the origin of mind and the problem of biological memory storage / Frank Scalambrino -- Synthetic intelligence. Minimal mind / Alexei A. Sharov -- Concept combination and the origins of complex cognition / Liane Gabora, Kirsty Kitto -- The mind of the noble ape in three simulations / Tom Barbalet -- Synthetic intelligence. From the natural brain to the artificial mind / Massimo Negrotti
Control code
823861508
Extent
1 online resource (430 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400754195
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-5419-5
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823861508

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