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Author Franchi, Stefano
Title The Search for a Theory of Cognition : Early Mechanisms and New Ideas
Imprint New York : BRILL, 2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (407 pages)
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Series Cognitive Science Ser. ; v.238
Cognitive Science Ser
Note Intro -- THE SEARCH FOR A THEORY OF COGNITION: Early Mechanisms and New Ideas -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- FOREWORD -- INTRODUCTION On the Historical Dynamics of Cognitive Science: a View from the Periphery -- Part I: The cybernetic suburb -- ONE Life, Death, and Resurrection of the Homeostat -- TWO The Ontology of the Enemy: Norbert Wiener and the Cybernetic Vision -- THREE Computers as Models of the Mind: On Simulations, Brains, and the Design of Computers -- Part II: AI's peripheries -- FOUR At the Periphery of the Rising Empire: At the Case of Italy (1945-1968) -- FIVE Processing Cultures: "Structralism" in the History of Artificial Intelligence -- SIX Artificial Intelligence With a National Face: American and Soviet Cultural Metaphors for Thought -- Part III: Margins of computations -- SEVEN The Cartesian-Leibnizian Turing Test -- EIGHT Turning Computability and Leibniz Computability -- NINE Logical Instruments: Regular Expressions, AI, and Thinking about Thinking -- Part IV: At the thersholds of computability -- TEN Gödel, Nagel, Minds, and Machines -- ELEVEN Entangling Effective Procedures: From Logic Machines to Quantum Automata -- TWELVE Turing 1948 vs. Gödel 1972 -- Works Cited -- Index -- About the Contributors -- VIBS
The book brings into relief the variety of approaches and disciplines that have informed the quest for a theory of cognition. The center of interest are the historical, geographical, and theoretical peripheries of classic AI's mainstream research program. The twelve chapters bring back into focus the variety of strategies and theoretical questions that researchers explored while working toward a scientific theory of cognition and pre-cognition.The volume is organized in four parts, each one including three essays. The first one deals with cybernetics, the approach that may be considered as the most important periphery of classic AI research. The second part focuses on the geographical periphery of AI research. It examines how the theories and techniques developed on AI's home ground were translated into countries with different cultures and traditions: Italy, France, and the Soviet Union. The third part focuses on AI's periphery understood in the cultural and historical meaning of the term. It contains essays that locate some of the central concepts of AI, like representation and computability, within a broader philosophical (Descartes, Aristotle, Leibniz) and technical background (programming theory and practice). The fourth and final part of the volume is focused directly on the limitation of Turing's classic computability theory and its possible alternatives, some of which were studied in the early years of AI's research (e.g. Ashby's re-entrant information model), while others have been intensely studied in recent times (quantum automata)
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Franchi, Stefano The Search for a Theory of Cognition : Early Mechanisms and New Ideas New York : BRILL,c2011 9789042034273
Subject Psycholinguistics.;Cognition
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Alt Author Bianchini, Francesco
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