Chaotic Logic: Language, Thought, and Reality from the Perspective of Complex Systems Science / Edition 1

Chaotic Logic: Language, Thought, and Reality from the Perspective of Complex Systems Science / Edition 1

by Ben Goertzel
     
 

This is the first work to apply complex systems science to the psychological interplay of order and chaos. The author draws on thought from a wide range of disciplines-both conventional and unorthodox-to address such questions as the nature of consciousness, the relation between mind and reality, and the justification of belief systems. The material should provoke

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This is the first work to apply complex systems science to the psychological interplay of order and chaos. The author draws on thought from a wide range of disciplines-both conventional and unorthodox-to address such questions as the nature of consciousness, the relation between mind and reality, and the justification of belief systems. The material should provoke thought among systems scientists, theoretical psychologists, artificial intelligence researchers, and philosophers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441932389
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
IFSR International Series on Systems Science and Engineering, #9
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.62(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Pattern and Prediction. Structure of Thought. Psychology and Logic. Linquistic Systems. Crucial Connections. SelfGenerating Systems. The Cognitive Equation. Belief Systems. Biological Metaphors of Belief. Mind and Reality. Dissociative Dynamics. Index.

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