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The Resource Open minds : the social making of agency and intentionality, Wolfgang Prinz

Open minds : the social making of agency and intentionality, Wolfgang Prinz

Label
Open minds : the social making of agency and intentionality
Title
Open minds
Title remainder
the social making of agency and intentionality
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang Prinz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A novel proposal that the cognitive architecture for volition and cognition arises from particular kinds of social interaction and communication. In Open Minds, Wolfgang Prinz offers the novel claim that agency and intentionality are first perceived and understood in others, and that it is only through practices and discourses of social mirroring that individuals come to apply these features to themselves and to shape their architectures for volition and cognition accordingly. Developing a (social science) constructive approach within a (cognitive science) representational framework, Prinz argues that the architectures for agency (volition) and intentionality (cognition) arise from particular kinds of social interaction and communication. Rather than working as closed, individual systems, our minds operate in ways that are fundamentally open to other minds. Prinz describes mirror systems and mirror games, particular kinds of representational mechanisms and social games that provide tools for aligning closed individual minds with other minds. He maps the formation of an architecture for volition, addressing issues of agency and intention-based top-down control, then outlines the ways the same basic ideas can be applied to an architecture for cognition, helping to solve basic issues of subjectivity and intentionality. Addressing the reality and efficacy of such social artifacts as autonomy and free will, Prinz contends that our beliefs about minds are not just beliefs about their workings but powerful tools for making them work as we believe. It is through our beliefs that our minds work in a particular way that we actually make them work in that way
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prinz, Wolfgang
Dewey number
153.8
Index
index present
LC call number
BF611
LC item number
.P75 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Will
  • Cognition
  • Intentionalism
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Intentionality (Philosophy)
  • SELF-HELP
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Cognition
  • Intentionalism
  • Intentionality (Philosophy)
  • Will
Label
Open minds : the social making of agency and intentionality, Wolfgang Prinz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The mind's two faces -- 2. Approaching subjectivity -- 3. The quest for reality -- 4. Mirrors outside -- 5. Mirrors inside -- 6. Mirror games -- 7. Action control -- 8. Roots of the will -- 9 Crafts of the will -- 10. Free will -- 11. Subjects and systems -- 12. Roots of intentionality -- 13. Language craft
Control code
780445009
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 341 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262301695
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9189
  • 9780262301695
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780445009
Label
Open minds : the social making of agency and intentionality, Wolfgang Prinz
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The mind's two faces -- 2. Approaching subjectivity -- 3. The quest for reality -- 4. Mirrors outside -- 5. Mirrors inside -- 6. Mirror games -- 7. Action control -- 8. Roots of the will -- 9 Crafts of the will -- 10. Free will -- 11. Subjects and systems -- 12. Roots of intentionality -- 13. Language craft
Control code
780445009
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 341 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262301695
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9189
  • 9780262301695
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780445009

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