Connectionism and the Philosophical Foundations of Cognitive Science

  title={Connectionism and the Philosophical Foundations of Cognitive Science},
  author={Terence Horgan},
This is an overview of recent philosophical discussion about connectionism and the foundations of cognitive science. Connectionist modeling in cognitive science is described. Three broad conceptions of the mind are characterized, and their comparative strengths and weaknesses are discussed: (1) the classical computational conception in cognitive science; (2) a popular foundational interpretation of connectionism that John Tienson and I call “nonsentential computationalism”; and (3) an… CONTINUE READING

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