Volume 10 · Number 3 · Pages 426–429
Computational Explanation in Cognitive Sciences: The Mechanist Turn. Review of Explaining the Computational Mind by Marcin Milkowksi

Sven Delarivière & Joachim Frans

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Upshot: The computational theory of mind has been elaborated in many different ways throughout the last decades. In Explaining the Computational Mind, Milkowski defends his view that the mind can be explained as computational through his defense of mechanistic explanation. At no point in this book is there explicit mention of constructivist approaches to this topic. We will, nevertheless, argue that it is interesting for constructivist readers.


Delarivière S. & Frans J. (2015) Computational explanation in cognitive sciences: The mechanist turn. Review of explaining the computational mind by marcin milkowksi. Constructivist Foundations 10(3): 426–429. http://constructivist.info/10/3/426

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