This book is a result of a Cognitive Science program conducted to identify some of the leading issues and approaches that dominate in cognitive science research. The discussion is organized under four groups: psychological theories, mental representation, cognitive development, and semantic theory.
Introduction Part 1: The Nature and Content of Psychological Theories 1. Wide Functionalism 2. Cognition and Causality Part 2: Mental Representation 3. Compositionality and Typicality 4. The Role of Spatial Representations in Complex Problem Solving 5. Perceptual Representations: Meaning and Truth Conditions Part 3: Cognitive Development 6. Cognitive Development in Childhood 7. Formal and Substantive Features of Language Acquisition: Reflections on the Subset Principle and Parametric Variation Part 4: Semantic Theory 8. Semantics and Semantic Competence 9. Sources and Structures of Linguistic Prominence in English