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Existential cognition : computational minds in the world

Responsibility Ron McClamrock
Material Type Book
Publisher Chicago : University of Chicago Press
Year 1995
Language English
Size ix, 205 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Abstract 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 m...nd'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. show more


Central Library 2A 068582195002616 114/Ma 211/1 1995

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-201) and index
Authors *McClamrock, Ronald Albert
Subjects LCSH:Philosophy of mind
LCSH:Philosophy and cognitive science
LCSH:Knowledge, Theory of
LCSH:Existential phenomenology
LCSH:Cognition -- Philosophy  All Subject Search
Classification LCC:BD418.3
ID 1000146267
ISBN 0226556417
NCID BA25269655
Vol ISBN:0226556417
Created Date 2009.09.11
Modified Date 2009.09.11

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