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Models of Mind

Kathleen V. Wilkes

in Real People

Published in print November 1993 | ISBN: 9780198240808
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680281 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240808.003.0007

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Models of Mind

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This chapter offers a self-indulgent account of the different views of the person by Homer, Aristotle, the post-Cartesians, and contemporary cognitive science with its ‘computer model of mind’. It suggests that people are returning to the Aristotelian model of the individual, knowingly or not; and that they are right in doing so. The models discussed provide a background in which scientific and philosophical theories and conjectures about human motivation can be built.

Keywords: Homer; Aristotle; cognitive science; mind models; post-Cartesians; computer model; Iliad

Chapter.  14382 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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