The Representational and the Presentational: An Essay on Cognition and the Study of Mind

Andrews UK Limited
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In this wide-ranging book the author presents his critique of the contemporary portrayal of cognition, an analysis of the conceptual foundations of cognitive science and a proposal for a new concept of the mind. Shanon argues that the representational account is seriously lacking and that far from serving as a basis of cognitive activity, representations are the products of such activity. He proposes an alternative view of the mind in which the basic capability of the cognitive system is not the manipulation of symbols but rather action in the world. His book offers a different outlook on the phenomenon of consciousness and presents a new conception of psychological theory and explanation. This revised second edition includes a new Postscript.
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Benny Shanon is a Professor of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holder of the Mandel Chair in Cognition.

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Publisher
Andrews UK Limited
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Published on
Dec 3, 2013
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Pages
667
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ISBN
9781845405120
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
Psychology / General
Science / Cognitive Science
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