The World in the Head collects the best of Robert Cummins' papers on mental representation and psychological explanation. Running through these papers are a pair of themes: that explaining the mind requires functional analysis, not subsumption under "psychological laws", and that the propositional attitudes-belief, desire, intention-and their interactions, while real, are not the key to understanding the mind at a fundamental level. Taking these ideas seriously puts considerable strain on standard conceptions of rationality ...

The World in the Head 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199548040


The World in the Head 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199548033