Beyond Single-Level Accounts: The Role of Cognitive Architectures in Cognitive Scientific Explanation

@article{Cooper2015BeyondSA,
  title={Beyond Single-Level Accounts: The Role of Cognitive Architectures in Cognitive Scientific Explanation},
  author={Richard P. Cooper and David Peebles},
  journal={Topics in cognitive science},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={
          243-58
        }
}
We consider approaches to explanation within the cognitive sciences that begin with Marr's computational level (e.g., purely Bayesian accounts of cognitive phenomena) or Marr's implementational level (e.g., reductionist accounts of cognitive phenomena based only on neural-level evidence) and argue that each is subject to fundamental limitations which impair their ability to provide adequate explanations of cognitive phenomena. For this reason, it is argued, explanation cannot proceed at either… CONTINUE READING
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