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The Architecture of the Mind

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Peter Carruthers, a leading philosopher of mind, provides a comprehensive development and defense of one of the guiding assumptions of evolutionary psychology: that the human mind is composed of a large number of semi-independent modules. Written with unusual clarity and directness, and surveying an extensive range of research in cognitive science, it will be essential rea ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published September 28th 2006 by OUP Oxford (first published January 1st 2006)
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Joshua Stein
Jan 24, 2013 Joshua Stein rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Architecture was recommended to me by one of my heroes in academic philosophy, Ned Block, as a way to take a philosophical look at cognitive psychology and especially comparative psychology. It lived up to the strong recommendation that it was given, and then some.

First of all, this is an incredibly technical work, especially the opening few chapters which work a lot in cognitive and comparative psychology. Carruthers has a lot of ground to cover, and does so rather quickly. He basically has to
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