Sunday, September 11, 2005

The cartographers

The philosopher Wilfred Sellars once characterized philosophy as aiming "to understand how things, in the broadest possible sense of the term, hang together, in the broadest possible sense of the term" . Applied to the philosophy of cognitive science, this means that one role of philosophers is understanding and describing how all the various elements of cognitive science fit together (or conflict, as the case may be). In doing this they produce large-scale conceptual maps of the discipline; we can thus think of philosophers and/or acrobats as the cartographers of cognitive science.

A hung situation, fluctuating. A pataphilosophical visual by Sam R. Enter here, Or join the acrobats in the frame.

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