Contemplating Minds: A Forum for Artificial Intelligence

Contemplating Minds: A Forum for Artificial Intelligence

by William J. Clancey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262531194

ISBN-13: 9780262531191

Pub. Date: 04/07/1994

Publisher: MIT Press

The book review column in Artificial Intelligence has evolved from simple reviews to a forum where reviewers and authors debate in essays, even tutorial presentations, the latest, often competing, theories of human and artificial intelligence. Contemplating Minds brings together a selection of these reviews in a form suitable for the general scientific reader,

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The book review column in Artificial Intelligence has evolved from simple reviews to a forum where reviewers and authors debate in essays, even tutorial presentations, the latest, often competing, theories of human and artificial intelligence. Contemplating Minds brings together a selection of these reviews in a form suitable for the general scientific reader, seminar organizer, or student wanting a critical introduction that synthesizes and compares some of the most important and influential books and ideas to have emerged in AI over the past decade.Contemplating Minds is divided into four parts, each with a brief introduction, that address the major themes in artificial intelligence, human intelligence, and cognitive science research: Symbolic Models of Mind, Situated
Action, Architectures of Interaction, and Memory and Consciousness.The books being debated include those by such influential authors as Allen Newell (Unified Theories of Cognition), Terry Winograd and F. Flores (Understanding Computers and Cognition:
A New Foundation for Design), Herbert Simon (The Sciences of the Artificial, second edition), Lucy Suchman (Plans and Situated Actions: The Problem of Human-Machine
Communication), Marvin Minsky (The Society of Mind), Gerald Edelman (Neural
Darwinism: The Theory of Neuronal Group Selection, The Remembered Present: A
Biological Theory of Consciousness, Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the
Mind), and Daniel Dennett (Consciousness Explained). The list of reviewers is equally distinguished.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262531191
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/07/1994
Series:
Artificial Intelligence Series
Pages:
562
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
ISymbolic Models of Mind1
Computation and Cognition: Toward a Foundation for Cognitive Science
Unified Theories of Cognition
IISituated Action167
Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design
Plans and Situated Actions: The Problem of Human-Machine Communication
The Sciences of the Artificial, Second Edition
The Psychology of Everyday Things
Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things
IIIArchitectures of Interaction253
The Society of Mind
The Ecology of Computation
Emergent Computation: Self-Organizing, Collective, and Cooperative Phenomena in Natural and Artificial Computing Networks
Connections and Symbols
IVMemory and Consciousness379
The Invention of Memory: A New View of the Brain
Neural Darwinism: The Theory of Neuronal Group Selection
The Remembered Present: A Biological Theory of Consciousness
The Strange, Familiar, and Forgotten: An Anatomy of Consciousness
Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind
Consciousness Explained
The Evolution of Consciousness: Of Darwin, Freud, and Cranial Fire: The Origins of the Way We Think
Metaphysics of Consciousness515
Contributors525
Index531

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