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Overview

Mind design is the endeavor to understand mind (thinking, intellect) in terms of its design (how it is built, how it works). Unlike traditional empirical psychology, it is more oriented toward the "how" than the "what." An experiment in mind design is more likely to be an attempt to build something and make it work — as in artificial intelligence — than to observe or analyze what already exists.

Mind design is psychology by reverse engineering.

When Mind Design was first published in 1981, it became a classic in the then-nascent fields of cognitive science and AI. This second edition retains four landmark essays from the first, adding to them one earlier milestone (Turing's "Computing Machinery and Intelligence") and eleven more recent articles about connectionism, dynamical systems, and symbolic versus nonsymbolic models. The contributors are divided about evenly between philosophers and scientists. Yet all are "philosophical" in that they address fundamental issues and concepts; and all are "scientific" in that they are technically sophisticated and concerned with concrete empirical research.

Contributors: Rodney A. Brooks, Paul M. Churchland, Andy Clark, Daniel C. Dennett, Hubert L. Dreyfus, Jerry A. Fodor,Joseph Garon, John Haugeland, Marvin Minsky, Allen Newell, Zenon W. Pylyshyn,William Ramsey, Jay F. Rosenberg, David E. Rumelhart, John R. Searle, Herbert A.

Simon, Paul Smolensky, Stephen Stich, A.M. Turing, Timothy van Gelder

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"Haugeland's Mind Design II brings together nearly all the essential philosophical perspectives in Cognitive Science. If you want to understand current opinion on the philosophy of mind, you should make sure you are familiar with the contents of this book." James L. McClelland,Carnegie Mellon University and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
James L. McClelland
Haugeland's Mind Design II brings together nearly all the essential philosophical perspectives in Cognitive Science. If you want to understand current opinion on the philosophy of mind, you should make sure you are familiar with the contents of this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262581530
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Series: Bradford Books Series
  • Edition description: ENLARGED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 486
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John Haugeland is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh and the editor of Mind Design: Essays in Philosophy, Psychology,and Artificial Intelligence.

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Table of Contents

1. What is Mind Design?
John Haugeland
2. Computing Machinery and Intelligence
A. M. Turing
3. True Believers: The Intentional Strategy and Why It Works
Daniel C. Dennett
4. Computer Science as Empirical Inquiry: Symbols and Search
Allen Newell and Herbert A. Simon
5. A Framework for Representing Knowledge
Marvin Minsky
6. From MicroWorlds to Knowledge Representation: AI at an
Impasse
Hubert L. Dreyfus
7. Minds, Brains, and Programs
John R. Searle
8. The Architecture of Mind: A Connectionist Approach
David E. Rumelhart
9. Connectionist Modeling: Neural Computation / Mental
Connections
Paul Smolensky
10. On the Nature of Theories: A Neurocomputational Perspective
Paul M. Churchland
11. Connectionism and Cognition
Jay F. Rosenberg
12. Connectionism and Cognitive Architecture: A Critical
Analysis
Jerry A. Fodor and Zenon W. Pylyshyn
13. Connectionism, Eliminativism, and the Future of Folk
Psychology
William Ramsey, Stephen Stich, and Joseph Garon
14. The Presence of a Symbol
Andy Clark
15. Intelligence without Representation
Rodney A. Brooks
16. Dynamics and Cognition
Timothy van Gelder
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
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