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Existential Cognition: Computational Minds in the World
     

Existential Cognition: Computational Minds in the World

by Ronald Albert McClamrock, Ron McClamrock
 

While the notion of the mind as information-processor—a kind of computational system—is widely accepted, many scientists and philosophers have assumed that this account of cognition shows that the mind's operations are characterizable independent of their relationship to the external world. Existential Cognition challenges the internalist view of

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While the notion of the mind as information-processor—a kind of computational system—is widely accepted, many scientists and philosophers have assumed that this account of cognition shows that the mind's operations are characterizable independent of their relationship to the external world. Existential Cognition challenges the internalist view of mind, arguing that intelligence, thought, and action cannot be understood in isolation, but only in interaction with the outside world.

Arguing that the mind is essentially embedded in the external world, Ron McClamrock provides a schema that allows cognitive scientists to address such long-standing problems in artificial intelligence as the "frame" problem and the issue of "bounded" rationality. Extending this schema to cover progress in other studies of behavior, including language, vision, and action, McClamrock reinterprets the importance of the organism/environment distinction. McClamrock also considers the broader philosophical question of the place of mind in the world, particularly with regard to questions of intentionality, subjectivity, and phenomenology.

With implications for philosophy, cognitive and computer science, AI, and psychology, this book synthesizes state-of-the-art work in philosophy and cognitive science on how the mind interacts with the world to produce thoughts, ideas, and actions.

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A challenge to the view of many scientists and philosophers that the mind's operations can be characterized independent of their relationship to the outside world. The author argues that intelligence, thought, and action are essentially embedded in their environment. He provides a scheme to address such longstanding issues in artificial intelligence as the "frame" problem and "bounded" rationality, and also considers the broader philosophical question of the place of the mind in the world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226556413
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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