* Emphasizes the computational theory of mind in both its digital and connectionist forms. * Explains the basic concepts rather than particular hypotheses and experiments. * Provides historical background to theory of mind: philosophical, psychological, biological and computational.
Robert M. Harnish is Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics, and Research Scientist in Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona. He is co--author, with Adrian Akmajian, of Linguistics (Fifth Edition, 2000), and, with Kent Bach, of Linguistic Communication and Speech Acts (1979) his is also editor of Basic Topics in the Philosophy of Language (1994), and co--editor of Neural Connections, Mental Computation (1989), and The Representation of Knowledge and Belief (1986).