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Carruthers, Peter 1952-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 511 publications in 3 languages and 19,225 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: BD418.3, 128.2
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Most widely held works about Peter Carruthers
 
Most widely held works by Peter Carruthers
The animals issue : moral theory in practice by Peter Carruthers( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do animals have moral rights? In contrast to the philosophical gurus of the animal rights movement, whose opinion has held moral sway in recent years, Peter Carruthers here claims that they do not. He explores a variety of moral theories, arguing that animals lack direct moral significance. This provocative but judiciously argued book will appeal to all those interested in animal rights, whatever their initial standpoint. It will also serve as a lively introduction to ethics, demonstrating why theoretical issues in ethics actually matter
Introducing persons : theories and arguments in the philosophy of mind by Peter Carruthers( Book )

54 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics covered include dualism versus the various forms of materialism, personal identity and survival, and the problem of other minds. Show more Show less
Language, thought, and consciousness : an essay in philosophical psychology by Peter Carruthers( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do we think in natural language? Or is language only for communication? Much recent work in philosophy and cognitive science assumes the latter. In contrast, Peter Carruthers argues that much of human conscious thinking is conducted in the medium of natural language sentences. However, this does not commit him to any sort of Whorfian linguistic relativism, and the view is developed within a framework that is broadly nativist and modularist. His study will be essential reading for all those interested in the nature and significance of natural language, whether they come from philosophy, psychology or linguistics
The innate mind by Peter Carruthers( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Innate Mind concerns the fundamental architecture of the mind, addressing such questions as: What capacities, processes, representations, biases, and connections are innate? How do these innate elements feed into a story about the development of our mature cognitive capacities, and which of them are shared with other members of the animal kingdom? The editors have provided an introduction giving some of the background to debates about innateness and introducing each of the subsequent essays, as well as a consolidated bibliography. --From publisher's description
The philosophy of psychology by George Botterill( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents an original and accessible analysis of the relationship between common-sense, or 'folk', psychology and contemporary scientific psychology, focussing on the ways in which cognitive science presents a challenge to our common-sense self image. It is designed as a textbook for upper-level undergraduate and beginning postgraduate students in philosophy and cognitive science. As a text that not only surveys but advances the debates on the topics discussed, it will also be of interest to researchers working in these areas
Human knowledge and human nature : a new introduction to an ancient debate by Peter Carruthers( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary debates in epistemology devote much attention to the nature of knowledge, but neglect the question of its sources. The distinctive focus of Human Knowledge and Human Nature is on the latter, especially on the question of innateness. Peter Carruthers's aim is to transform and reinvigorate contemporary empiricism, while also providing an introduction to a range of issues in the theory of knowledge. He gives a lively presentation and assessment of the claims of classical empiricism, particularly its denial of substantive a priori knowledge and also of innate knowledge. He argues that we would be right to reject the substantive a priori but not innateness, and then presents a novel account of the main motivation behind empiricism, which leaves contemporary empiricists free to accept innate knowledge and concepts. He closes with a discussion of scepticism, arguing that acceptance of innate concepts may lead to a decisive resolution of the problem in favour of realism. The book will be of equal interest to students of the history of modern philosophy and the theory of knowledge, and their teachers. It provides a new way of looking at classical empiricism, and should lead to a renewal of interest in the innateness issue in epistemology
Theories of theories of mind by Peter Carruthers( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of Theories of Mind brings together contributions by a distinguished international team of philosophers, psychologists, and primatologists, who between them address such questions as: what is it to understand the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of other people? How does such an understanding develop in the normal child? Why, unusually, does it fail to develop? And is any such mentalistic understanding shared by members of other species? The volume's four parts together offer a state of the art survey of the major topics in the theory-theory/simulationism debate within philosophy of mind, developmental psychology, the aetiology of autism and primatology. The volume will be of great interest to researchers and students in all areas interested in the 'theory of mind' debate
The metaphysics of the Tractatus by Peter Carruthers( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution and the human mind : modularity, language, and meta-cognition by Peter Carruthers( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massively modular minds : evolutionary psychology and cognitive architecture / Richard Samuels / - Individual differences in early understanding of mind : genes, non-shared environment and modularity / Claire Hughes / - Darwin in the madhouse; evolutionary psychology and the classification of mental disorders / Dominic Murphy / - Evolution of the modern mind and the origins of culture : religious concepts as a limiting-case / Pascal Boyer / - Symmetry and the evolution of the modular linguistic mind / Thomas Wynn / - Evolution, communication and the proper function of language / Gloria Origgi / - The evolution of knowledge / David Papineau / - Mind, brain and material culture : an archaeological perspective / Steven Mithen / - The evolution of strategic thinking / Adam Morton / - On the origin of the human mind / Robin Dunbar / - The evolution of consciousness / Peter Carruthers / - Evolution, consciousness and the internality of the mind / Jim Hopkins /
The architecture of the mind : massive modularity and the flexibility of thought by Peter Carruthers( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is 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. The Architecture of the Mind has three main goals. One is to argue for massive mental modularity. Another is to answer a 'How possibly?' challenge to any such approach. The first part of the book lays out the positive case supporting massive modularity. It also outlines how the thesis should best be developed, and articulates the notion of 'module' that is in question. Then the second part of the book takes up the challenge of explaining how the sorts of flexibility and creativity that are distinctive of the human mind could possibly be grounded in the operations of a massive number of modules." "Peter Carruthers's third aim is to show how the various components of the mind are likely to be linked and interact with one another - indeed, this is crucial to demonstrating how the human mind, together with its familiar capacities, can be underpinned by a massively modular set of mechanisms. He outlines and defends the basic framework of a perception / belief / desire / planning / motor-control architecture, as well as detailing the likely components and their modes of connectivity. Many specific claims about the place within this architecture of natural language, of a mind-reading system, and others are explained and motivated. A number of novel proposals are made in the course of these discussions, one of which is that creative human thought depends upon a prior kind of creativity of action."--Jacket
Language and thought : interdisciplinary themes by Andy Clark( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the place of language in human cognition? Do we sometimes think in natural language? Or is language for purposes of interpersonal communication only? Although these questions have been much debated in the past, they have almost dropped from sight in recent decades amongst those interested in the cognitive sciences. Language and Thought is intended to persuade such people to think again. It brings together essays by a distinguished interdisciplinary team of philosophers and psychologists, who discuss various ways in which language may be implicated in human cognition. The editors have provided an introduction which lays out the basic terms and history of the debate, and a consolidated bibliography which will provide a valuable reference resource for all those interested in this area. The volume will be of great interest to all researchers and students interested in language and its place in cognition
Phenomenal consciousness : a naturalistic theory by Peter Carruthers( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can phenomenal consciousness exist as an integral part of a physical universe? How can the technicolour phenomenology of our inner lives by created out of the complex neural activities of our brains? Many have despaired of finding answers to these questions; and many have claimed that human consciousness is inherently mysterious. Peter Carruthers argues, on the contrary, that the subjective feel of our experience is fully explicable in naturalistic (scientifically acceptable) terms. Drawing on a variety of interdisciplinary resources, he develops and defends a novel account in terms of higher-order thought. He shows that this can explain away some of the more extravagant claims made about phenomenal consciousness, while substantively explaining the key subjectivity of our experience. Phenomenal consciousness will be essential reading for all those in philosophy and the cognitive sciences who are interested in the problem of consciousness."--Jacket
The cognitive basis of science( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume will be of great importance to all researchers and students interested in the philosophy or psychology of scientific reasoning, as well as those, more generally, who are interested in the nature of the human mind."--Jacket
The opacity of mind : an integrative theory of self-knowledge by Peter Carruthers( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is widely believed that people have privileged and authoritative access to their own thoughts, and many theories have been proposed to explain this supposed fact. 'The Opacity of Mind' challenges the consensus view and subjects the theories in question to critical scrutiny, while showing that they are not protected against the findings of cognitive science by belonging to a separate 'explanatory space'. The book argues that our access to our own thoughts is almost always interpretive. grounded in perceptual awareness of our own circumstances and behavior, together with our own sensory imagery (including inner speech). In fact our access to our own thoughts is no different in principle from our access to the thoughts of other people, utilizing the conceptual and inferential resources of the same 'mindreading' faculty, and relying on many of the same sources of evidence. Peter Carruthrs proposes and defends the Interpretive Sensory-Access (ISA) theory of self-knowledge. This is supported through comprehensive examination of many different types of evidence form across cognitive science, integrating a diverse set of findings into a single well-articulated theory. One outcome is that there are hardly any kinds of conscious thought. Another is that there is no such thing as conscious agency. Written with Carruthers' usual clarity and directness, this book will be essential reading for philosophers interested in self-knowledge, consciousness, and related areas of philosophy. It will also be of vital interest to cognitive scientists, since it casts the existing data in a new theoretical light. Moreover, the ISA theory makes many new predictions while also suggesting constraints and controls that should be placed on future experimental investigations of self-knowledge"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of dust jacket
Consciousness : essays from a higher-order perspective by Peter Carruthers( Book )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Carruthers's essays on consciousness and related issues have had a substantial impact on the field, and many of his best are now collected here in revised form. The collection will be of great interest to anyone working in philosophy of mind or cognitive science."--Jacket
Tractarian semantics : finding sense in Wittgenstein's Tractatus by Peter Carruthers( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of the mind : an introduction by Peter Carruthers( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Nature of the Mind is an introduction to major themes in the philosophy of mind. It carefully explores the conflicting positions that have arisen within the debate and locates the arguments within their context. It is designed for new-comers to the subject and assumes no previous knowledge of the philosophy of mind."--Jacket
The centered mind : what the science of working memory shows us about the nature of human thought by Peter Carruthers( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a new view of the nature and causal determinants of both reflective thinking and, more generally, the stream of consciousness. Peter Carruthers argues that conscious thought is always sensory-based, relying on the resources of the working-memory system. This system has been much studied by cognitive scientists. It enables sensory images to be sustained and manipulated through attentional signals directed at midlevel sensory areas of the brain. When abstract conceptual representations are bound into these images, we consciously experience ourselves as making judgments or arriving at decisions. Thus one might hear oneself as judging, in inner speech, that it is time to go home, for example. However, our amodal (non-sensory) propositional attitudes are never actually among the contents of this stream of conscious reflection. Our beliefs, goals, and decisions are only ever active in the background of consciousness, working behind the scenes to select the sensory-based imagery that occurs in working memory. They are never themselves conscious
The innate mind( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with the fundamental architecture of the mind, addressing such questions as: what capacities, processes, representations, biases, & connections are innate? How do these innate elements feed into a story about the development of our mature cognitive capacities, & which are shared with other members of the animal kingdom?
The innate mind by Peter Carruthers( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerned with the fundamental architecture of the mind, this text addresses questions about the existence & extent of human innate abilities, how these inate abilities affect the development of the mature mind, & which of them is shared with other species
 
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Alternative Names
Carruthers, P. 1952-

Carruthers, Peter

Peter Carruthers philosophe américain

Питер Карратерс

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English (398)

Spanish (4)

Italian (1)

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Introducing persons : theories and arguments in the philosophy of mindLanguage, thought, and consciousness : an essay in philosophical psychologyThe innate mindThe philosophy of psychologyHuman knowledge and human nature : a new introduction to an ancient debateTheories of theories of mindThe metaphysics of the TractatusEvolution and the human mind : modularity, language, and meta-cognition