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The Resource The search for a theory of cognition : early mechanisms and new ideas, edited by Stefano Franchi and Francesco Bianchini

The search for a theory of cognition : early mechanisms and new ideas, edited by Stefano Franchi and Francesco Bianchini

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The search for a theory of cognition : early mechanisms and new ideas
Title
The search for a theory of cognition
Title remainder
early mechanisms and new ideas
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stefano Franchi and Francesco Bianchini
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The book brings into relief the variety of approaches and disciplines that have informed the quest for a theory of cognition. The center of interest are the historical, geographical, and theoretical peripheries of classic AI's mainstream research program. The twelve chapters bring back into focus the variety of strategies and theoretical questions that researchers explored while working toward a scientific theory of cognition and pre-cognition. The volume is organized in four parts, each one including three essays. The first one deals with cybernetics, the approach that may be considered as the most important periphery of classic AI research. The second part focuses on the geographical periphery of AI research. It examines how the theories and techniques developed on AI's home ground were translated into countries with different cultures and traditions: Italy, France, and the Soviet Union. The third part focuses on AI's periphery understood in the cultural and historical meaning of the term. It contains essays that locate some of the central concepts of AI, like representation and computability, within a broader philosophical (Descartes, Aristotle, Leibniz) and technical background (programming theory and practice). The fourth and final part of the volume is focused directly on the limitation of Turing's classic computability theory and its possible alternatives, some of which were studied in the early years of AI's research (e.g. Ashby's re-entrant information model), while others have been intensely studied in recent times (quantum automata)."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.S393 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Value inquiry book series
  • Cognitive science
Series volume
v. 238
Label
The search for a theory of cognition : early mechanisms and new ideas, edited by Stefano Franchi and Francesco Bianchini
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 375 p.
Isbn
9789042034273
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011275573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn764302586
  • (OCoLC)ocn793906460
Label
The search for a theory of cognition : early mechanisms and new ideas, edited by Stefano Franchi and Francesco Bianchini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 375 p.
Isbn
9789042034273
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011275573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn764302586
  • (OCoLC)ocn793906460

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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