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This edition has been fully revised and updated, and includes a new chapter on consciousness and a new section on modularity. There are also guides for further reading, and a new glossary of terms such as mentalese, connectionism, and the homunculus fallacy.
'Wonderful and intellectually extremely accessible … It is the best treatment of the intentionality of the mental that I have yet come across.' - David Armstrong, Pysche
'Terrifically useful… It gives the best simple introduction that I know to the computational theory of the mind.' - John Searle, University of California at Berkeley
Introduction: The Mechanical Mind, 1. The puzzle of representation 2. Understanding thinkers and their thoughts 3. Computers and thought 4. The mechanisms of thought 5. Explaining mental representation 6. Consciousness and the mechanical mind. Glossary. Chronology of significant dates relevant to the history of the mechanical mind.