Computation and Human Experience

Computation and Human Experience

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by Philip E. Agre
     
 

ISBN-10: 052138432X

ISBN-13: 9780521384322

Pub. Date: 08/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a critical reconstruction of the fundamental ideas and methods of artificial intelligence research. Through close attention to the metaphors of AI and their consequences for the field's patterns of success and failure, it argues for a reorientation of the field away from thought in the head and toward activity in the world. By considering…  See more details below

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This book offers a critical reconstruction of the fundamental ideas and methods of artificial intelligence research. Through close attention to the metaphors of AI and their consequences for the field's patterns of success and failure, it argues for a reorientation of the field away from thought in the head and toward activity in the world. By considering computational ideas in a philosophical framework, the author eases critical dialogue between technology and the humanities and social sciences. AI can benefit from new understandings of human nature, and in return, it offers a powerful mode of investigation into the practicalities and consequences of physical realization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521384322
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Series:
Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives Series
Pages:
389
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2Metaphor in practice27
3Machinery and dynamics49
4Abstraction and implementation66
5The digital abstraction89
6Dependency maintenance105
7Rule system124
8Planning and improvisation142
9Running arguments160
10Experiments with running arguments179
11Representation and indexicality222
12Deictic representation241
13Pengi260
14Conclusion302
Notes316
References334
Author index361
Subject index366

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