Thought : a very short introduction
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|Kirtland Community College Library||BF 441 .B39 2013||30775305463383||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780199601721
- ISBN: 0199601720
126 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Include bibliographical reference and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||What is thought? -- The mechanical mind -- The inner sanctum -- Brute thought -- 'They don't think like we do' -- Thought gone wrong -- The ethics of thought -- The limits of thought.|
|Summary, etc.:||"In this lively Very Short Introduction, Tim Bayne explores the nature of thought. Drawing on research from philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and anthropology, he examines what we know--and what we don't know--about one of the defining features of human nature: our capacity for thought."--P.  of cover.|
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There is no denying that thinking comes naturally to human beings. But what are thoughts? How is thought realized in the brain? Does thinking occur in public or is it a purely private affair? Do young children and non-human animals think? Is human thought the same everywhere, or are thereculturally specific modes of thought? What is the relationship between thought and language? What kind of responsibility do we have for our thoughts?In this compelling Very Short Introduction, Tim Bayne looks at the nature of thought. Beginning with questions about what thought is and what distinguishes it from other kinds of mental states, he goes on to examine various interpretations of thought from philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, andanthropology.By exploring the logical structures of thought and the relationship between thought and other mental phenomena, as well as the mechanisms that make thought possible and the cultural variations that may exist in our thought processes, Bayne looks at what we know - and don't know - about our greatcapacity for thought.