The Architecture of the Mind

Author: Peter Carruthers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199207089

Category: Philosophy

Page: 462

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"Peter Carruthers's third aim is to show how the various components of the mind are likely to be linked and interact with one another - indeed, this is crucial to demonstrating how the human mind, together with its familiar capacities, can be underpinned by a massively modular set of mechanisms. He outlines and defends the basic framework of a perception / belief / desire / planning / motor-control architecture, as well as detailing the likely components and their modes of connectivity. Many specific claims about the place within this architecture of natural language, of a mind-reading system, and others are explained and motivated. A number of novel proposals are made in the course of these discussions, one of which is that creative human thought depends upon a prior kind of creativity of action."--BOOK JACKET.

Phantoms in the Brain

Human Nature and the Architecture of the Mind

Author: V. S. Ramachandran,Sandra Blakeslee

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781857028959

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Using a series of case studies, 'Phantoms in the brain' introduces a strange and unexplored mental world. Ramachandran, through his research into brain damage, has discovered that the brain can react in strange ways to major physical changes.

Clinical Practice and the Architecture of the Mind

Author: Robert Langs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429911971

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 7772


This book provides an excellent introduction to the theory and technique of communicative psychoanalysis and links it with the growing field of evolutionary psychoanalysis. It provides a clear and stimulating account of some of the most recent developments of lang's highly original and contraversial work, which many practitioners continue to find deeply unsettling.

Verbal Minds

Language and the Architecture of Cognition

Author: Toni Gomila

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123852005

Category: Psychology

Page: 141

View: 1148


Language has most consistently been chosen as the key to understanding the human mind and to providing the building blocks necessary for achieving other specificities in human cognition: abstract/propositional thought, recursivity, decoupling of current situation, creativity, and conscious control. It is not so clear how language influences human cognition. This book discusses research regarding verbal ability and cognition.

The Architecture of the Child Mind

g, Fs, and the Hierarchical Model of Intelligence

Author: Marc H. Bornstein,Diane L. Putnick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429640005

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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What exactly does it mean to be intelligent? Does intelligence manifest itself in one way or in different ways in children? Do children fit any preconceived notions of intelligence? Some theories assert a general (g) factor for intelligence that is universal and enters all mental abilities; other theories state that there are many separate domains or faculties (Fs) of intelligence; and still others argue that the g and Fs of intelligence coexist in a hierarchical relation. The Architecture of the Child Mind: g, Fs, and the Hierarchical Model of Intelligence argues for the third option in young children. Through state-of-the-art methodologies in an intensive research program conducted with 4-year-old children, Bornstein and Putnick show that the structure of intelligence in the preschool child is best construed as a hierarchically organized combination of a General Intelligence factor (g) and multiple domain-specific faculties (Fs). The Architecture of the Child Mind offers a review of the history of intelligence theories and testing, and a comprehensive and original research effort on the nature and structure of intelligence in young children before they enter school. Its focus on intelligence will appeal to cognitive, developmental, and social psychologists as well as researchers and scholars in education, particularly those specializing in early childhood education.

Maps of Meaning

The Architecture of Belief

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135961751

Category: Psychology

Page: 564

View: 2455


Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

Nietzsche and "an Architecture of Our Minds"

Author: Alexandre Kostka,Irving Wohlfarth

Publisher: Getty Research Institute


Category: Architecture

Page: 363

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Appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche has been the subject of countless volumes of literature. Until now, though, there has been no in-depth study devoted specifically to Nietzsches thoughts and impact on architecture. In the essays comprising Nietzsche and An Architecture of Our Minds, thirteen eminent scholars from a wide variety of disciplines--including art history, architecture and architecture theory, literature, philosophy, and city planning--address his far-reaching notion of an architecture commensurate with the modern mind. They assess the relationship of Nietzschean philosophy to art and architecture, elucidate frequent misunderstandings, and determine patterns of influence, illuminating an unsurveyed aspect of the philosophy of one of the most profound thinkers of the modern age.

Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life

Author: Victoria Rosner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231507879

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life offers a bold new assessment of the role of the domestic sphere in modernist literature, architecture, and design. Elegantly synthesizing modernist literature with architectural plans, room designs, and decorative art, Victoria Rosner's work explores the collaborations among modern British writers, interior designers, and architects in redefining the form, function, and meaning of middle-class private life. Drawing on a host of previously unexamined archival sources and works by figures such as E. M. Forster, Roger Fry, Oscar Wilde, James McNeill Whistler, and Virginia Woolf, Rosner highlights the participation of modernist literature in the creation of an experimental, embodied, and unstructured private life, which we continue to characterize as "modern."

The Architecture of All Abundance

Seven Foundations to Prosperity

Author: Lenedra J. Carroll

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577318583

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 8884


Navigating the shark-infested waters of the entertainment industry, recovering from life-threatening illness, and rebounding from business failure, Lenedra Carroll has pioneered innovative principles for building success in the material world. Engaging stories deftly portray ways to attain prosperity, love, good health, and a sense of purpose while living ethically and in harmony with others. Practical exercises make the seven foundations clear and accessible for every reader, and help them find and follow their own spiritual truths.