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The Architecture of the Mind

Peter Carruthers


This book is a comprehensive development and defence of one of the guiding assumptions of evolutionary psychology: that the human mind is composed of a large number of semi-independent modules. One goal is to argue for massive cognitive modularity. Another is to show that the approach has the resources to explain the distinctive powers of the human mind. A third goal is to show how the various components of the mind are likely to be linked and interact with one another. The book outlines and defends the basic framework of a perception/belief/desire/planning/motor-control architecture (which is ... More

Keywords: animal cognition, cognitive architecture, creativity, evolutionary psychology, global broadcast, inner speech, mental rehearsal, planning, science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199207077
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Carruthers, author
University of Maryland
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