Cognitivism

Cognitivism may refer to:

  • Cognitivism (ethics), the philosophical view that ethical sentences express propositions, and hence are capable of being true or false.
  • Cognitivism (psychology), a psychological approach to understanding the mind which argues that mental function can be understood as the 'internal' rule-bound[citation needed] manipulation of symbols.
  • Anecdotal cognitivism, a psychological methodology for interpreting animal behavior in terms of mental states, comparable to the mental states of humans. For example, the methodology attempts to determine the cognitive capacity of animals through observation without the necessity that this observation be regulated or controlled as in an experiment; however, behavior in an experiment can be interpreted using the methodology.
  • Cognition, the study of the human mind

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  • Non-cognitivism — This article is about the meta ethical theory. For non cognitivism regarding religious language, see theological noncognitivism. Non cognitivism is the meta ethical view that ethical sentences do not express propositions and thus cannot be true… …   Wikipedia

  • Anecdotal cognitivism — is a psychological theory and animal cognition term which entails attribution of mental states to animals on the basis of anecdotes, and on the observation of particular cases, other than those observations made during controlled experiments. It… …   Wikipedia

  • non-cognitivism — A common but potentially misleading title for projectivist, expressivist, emotive, or prescriptive theories of ethics. A state of mind is non cognitive if it involves no cognition or knowledge of any kind. A pure example might be a sensation such …   Philosophy dictionary

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