Philosophy of cognitive science for linguists
Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Markič Olga
Students acquire basic knowledge of the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science which includes the following basic disciplines: psychology, computer science (AI), neuroscience, linguistics and philosophy. They analyze basic theoretical concepts and methods used by different scientific disciplines.
Students learn about different approaches in cognitive science: classical symbolic approach, connectionism and modeling with neural networks and embodied and situated cognition with artificial life research and robotics.
The questions about the relationship between different scientific disciplines (e.g. autonomy and reduction) and epistemological questions about first / third person research are also considered. The phenomenon of language is explored from the viewpoint of its evolution, as a communicative tool and as a medium for representing world and abstract thought.
The emphasis in seminar work is on investigation of cognitive linguistic theories.