Readership: Scholars and advanced students in the philosophy of mind and language, psycholinguists, psychologists working on concepts and language.
Christopher Gauker, University of Cincinnati
Christopher Gauker is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati. He works in both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. His prior books include Words without Meaning (2003) and Conditionals in Context (2005).
"Christopher Gauker's new book is a rich and innovative study of the nature of conceptual thought, its relation to language, the relation between concepts and perception, and the place of imagistic thinking in cognition ... There is much to like in Words and Images. It is ambitious and deals with a fundamental question in the philosophy of mind ... It is full of bold, iconoclastic views ... detailed arguments for these views and against competing ones, and careful discussion of possible objections. It moves swiftly between philosophical arguments and psychological hypotheses and results, which is very fitting for the topic." - Edouard Machery, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
"[Gauker's] new book offers a mind-boggling effort to
overthrow many philosophical orthodoxies and received wisdoms. ... [it] is also noteworthy for the broad scope of problems covered ... It is a book definitely worth reading" - Jaroslav Peregrin, Organon F
Introduction: Defining the Question
1: The Lockean Theory
2: The Kantian Theory
3: Regions of Similarity Space
4: The Sellarsian Theory
5: Imagistic Cognition
6: Similarity without Concepts
7: Cooperation by Means of Words
8: Thinking in Language