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This book develops a distinctive account of the structure of the human mind, integrating traditional theoretical tools of cognitive science with results on situated cognition. According to the resulting view, a wide variety of materials co-contribute to the production of virtually all forms of human behavior. The bag of co-contributors is so mixed that we must abandon the commitment to a largely autonomous, isolated mental arena – that of the conscious mind or of the personal level – and instead make sense of ourselves and our behavior as the activity of a more loosely structured collection of mechanisms, including a vast number of representations many of which are redundant in their content, that collaborate in overlapping subsets to produce intelligent behavior.

A theory of cognitive systems individuation is presented and defended. The approach has some affinity with Leonard Talmy’s Overlapping Systems Model of Cognitive Organization, and the paper’s first section explores aspects of Talmy’s view that are shared by the view developed herein. According to the view on offer – the conditional probability of co-contribution account (cpc) – a cognitive system is a collection of mechanisms that contribute, in overlapping subsets, to a wide variety of forms of intelligent behavior. Central to this approach is the idea of an integrated system. A formal characterization of integration is laid out in the form of a conditional-probability based measure of the clustering of causal contributors to the production of intelligent behavior. I relate the view to the debate over extended and embodied cognition and respond to objections that have been raised in print by Andy Clark, Colin Klein, and Felipe de Brigard.

In: Cognitive Semantics
Die 14. Ausgabe des Archivs für Mediengeschichte widmet sich der Frage nach Status und Funktion von Modellen in wissenschaftlichen, gestalterischen und künstlerischen Prozessen.
Ausgangspunkt ist die Annahme, dass Modellierungen einen wesentlichen Anteil haben an der Begründung und Kodierung von Entscheidungsprozeduren, die für die Verfertigung unterschiedlicher Wissensformen maßgeblich sind. Als spezifische Akteure machen Modelle und verwandte Figuren wie Muster, Pläne, Blaupausen und Prototypen einen theoretischen Eigensinn geltend, der von der medialen, symbolischen und materiellen Beschaffenheit der Modelltypen abhängig ist und der aus verschiedenen Perspektiven erfasst werden soll.
Mit Beiträgen von Peter Heinrich Jahn, Karin Krauthausen, Donald MacKenzie/Taylor Spears, Bernd Mahr, Elke Muchlinski, Jan Müggenburg, Reinhard Wendler, Veronika Riesenberg, Robert Smid, Lina Maria Stahl, Samo Tomši?c, Martin Warnke, Richard Weinkamer.