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Creations of the Mind offers 16 unique essays by way of theorists from a large choice of disciplines who've a shared curiosity within the nature of artifacts and their implications for the human brain. all of the papers are written particularly for this quantity, they usually hide a wide diversity of issues interested in the metaphysics of artifacts, our strategies of artifacts and the kinds that they symbolize, the emergence of an realizing of artifacts in babies' cognitive improvement, in addition to the evolution of artifacts and using instruments by way of non-human animals. This quantity could be a desirable source for philosophers, cognitive scientists, and psychologists, and the place to begin for destiny examine within the learn of artifacts and their position in human figuring out, improvement, and behavior.

Contributors: John R. Searle, Richard E. Grandy, Crawford L. Elder, Amie L. Thomasson, Jerrold Levinson, Barbara C. Malt, Steven A. Sloman, Dan Sperber, Hilary Kornblith, Paul Bloom, Bradford Z. Mahon, Alfonso Caramazza, Jean M. Mandler, Deborah Kelemen, Susan Carey, Frank C. Keil, Marissa L. Greif, Rebekkah S. Kerner, James L. Gould, Marc D. Hauser, Laurie R. Santos, and Steven Mithen.

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