WorldCat Identities

Buechner, Jeff

Works: 3 works in 20 publications in 2 languages and 1,706 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: B835, 128.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jeff Buechner
Gödel, Putnam, and functionalism : a new reading of Representation and reality by Jeff Buechner( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late 1950s, with mind-brain identity theories no longer dominant in philosophy of mind, scientific materialists turned to functionalism, the view that the identity of any mental state depends on its function in the cognitive system of which it is a part. The philosopher Hilary Putnam was one of the primary architects of functionalism and was the first to propose computational functionalism, which views the human mind as a computer or an information processor. But in the early 1970s Putnam began to have doubts about functionalism, and in his masterwork Representation and Reality, he advanced four powerful arguments against his own doctrine of computational functionalism. In Godel, Putnam, and Functionalism, Jeff Buechner systematically examines Putnam's arguments against functionalism and contends that they are unsuccessful."--Jacket
A critical examination of Hilary Putnam's refutation of computational functionalism by Jeff Buechner( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ways of reasoning : tools and methods for thinking outside the box by Jeff Buechner( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.07 (from 0.06 for Gödel, Pu ... to 1.00 for Ways of re ...)

Gödel, Putnam, and functionalism : a new reading of Representation and reality