In two minds : dual processes and beyond / edited by Jonathan St. B.T. Evans and Keith Frankish.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
xii, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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"This book explores the idea that we have two minds. In recent years there has been great interest in so-called dual-process theories of reasoning and rationality. According to dual-process theories, there are two distinct systems underlying human reasoning - an evolutionary old system that is associative, automatic, unconscious, parallel, and fast, and a more recent, distinctively human system that is rule-based, controlled, conscious, serial, and slow. Within the former, processes are held to be innate and to use heuristics that evolved to solve specific adaptive problems. In the latter, processes are taken to be learned, flexible, and responsive to rational norms. The volume includes new ideas about the human mind both by contemporary philosophers interested in broad theoretical questions about mental architecture and by psychologists specializing in traditionally distinct and isolated fields. For all those in the cognitive sciences, this is a book that will advance dual-process theorizing, promote interdisciplinary communication, and encourage further applications of dual-process approaches."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • The duality of mind : an historical perspective / Keith Frankish and Jonathan St. B.T. Evans
  • How many dual-process theories do we need? One, two, or many? / Jonathan St. B.T. Evans
  • Distinguishing the reflective, algorithmic, and autonomous minds : is it time for a tri-process theory? / Keith E. Stanovich
  • Systems and levels : dual-system theories and the personal-subpersonal distinction / Keith Frankish
  • An architecture for dual reasoning / Peter Carruthers
  • The magical number two, plus or minus : dual-process theory as a theory of cognitive kinds / Richard Samuels
  • Intuitive and reflective inferences / Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber
  • Dual process theories : a metacognitive perspective / Valerie A. Thompson
  • Dual-process models : a social psychological perspective / Eliot R. Smith and Elizabeth C. Collins
  • Thinking across cultures : implications for dual processes / Emma E. Buchtel and Ara Norenzayan
  • The two systems of learning : an architectural perspective / Ron Sun, Sean M. Lane, and Robert C. Mathews
  • Cognitive and social cognitive development : dual-process research and theory / Paul A. Klaczynski
  • What zombies can't do : a social cognitive neuroscience approach to the irreducibility of reflective consciousness / Matthew D. Lieberman
  • In two minds about rationality? / Clare Saunders and David E. Over
  • Reason and intuition in the moral life : a dual-process account of moral justification / Leland F. Saunders.
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  • 0199230161 (pbk.)
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