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Computation and Human Experience
     

Computation and Human Experience

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by Philip E. Agre, John Seely Brown, Roy Pea
 

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ISBN-10: 0521386039

ISBN-13: 9780521386036

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a critical reconstruction of the fundamental ideas and methods in artificial intelligence (AI) research. By paying 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 and toward activity. By considering computational ideas in a

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This book offers a critical reconstruction of the fundamental ideas and methods in artificial intelligence (AI) research. By paying 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 and toward activity. By considering computational ideas in a large, philosophical framework, the author eases critical dialogue between technology and the social sciences. AI can benefit from an understanding of the field in relation to human nature, and in return, it offers a powerful mode of investigation into the practicalities of physical realization. Researchers in AI and cognitive science will welcome this timely discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521386036
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
389
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Metaphor in practice; 3. Machinery and dynamics; 4. Abstraction and implementation in cognitive science; 5. The digital abstraction; 6. Dependency maintenance; 7. Rule system; 8. Planning and improvisation; 9. Running arguments; 10. Experiments with running arguments; 11. Representation and indexicality; 12. Deictic representation.

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