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Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science 

Introduction
Daniel Weiskopf

Psychological theorizing overlaps with philosophical discourse at many points, and has also produced a host of concepts, methods, and models that shed new light on some of philosophy’s old problems. This combination has made it one of the most fertile sources of material for philosophers of science. In this free thematic issue, we have assembled a set of papers that have contributed to the philosophy of psychology and the wider field of cognitive science.


Cybernetics and Control


Mindlike Behaviour in Artefacts
D. M. MacKay

Control, Connectionism and Cognition: Towards a New Regulatory Paradigm
C. A. Hooker, H. B. Penfield, & R. J. Evans

Levels of Explanation


Theory of Integrative Levels
James K. Feibleman

On Explanation in the Cognitive Sciences: Competence, Idealization, and the Failure of the Classical Cascade
Bradley Franks

Consciousness


Apparent Motion and the Mind–Body Problem
George Watson

Is Consciousness Important?
Kathleen Wilkes

The Vegetative State and the Science of Consciousness
Nicholas Shea and Tim Bayne

Nativism


A New Look at the Problem of Innate Ideas
Nicholas Rescher

Mad Dog Nativism
Fiona Cowie

Nature and Nurture in Cognition
Muhammad Ali Khalidi

Modularity


Evolutionary Psychology and the Massive Modularity Hypothesis
Richard Samuels

Carving the Mind at Its (Not Necessarily Modular) Joints
Jack Lyons

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