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Minds, Machines and Evolution - Christopher Hookway

Minds, Machines and Evolution

By: Christopher Hookway (Editor)

Paperback

Published: 29th September 1986
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This is a volume of original essays written by philosophers and scientists and dealing with philosophical questions arising from work in evolutionary biology and artificial intelligence. In recent years both of these areas have been the focus for attempts to provide a scientific, model of a wide range of human capacities - most prominently perhaps in sociobiology and cognitive psychology. The book therefore examines a number of issues related to the search for a 'naturalistic' or scientific account of human experience and behaviour. Some of the essays deal with the application of such models to particular behaviour, stressing the problems raised by consciousness, and the information to be derived from the differing capacities of animals and people; others consider more general questions about the logic of the explanations provided by these kinds of approach. The volume continues the informal series stemming from meetings sponsored by the Thyssen Foundation.

Introduction
Naturalism, fallibilism and evolutionary epistempology
Historical entities and historical narratives
Force and disposition in evolutionary theory
The evolution of animal intelligence
Intentionality, syntactic structure and the evolution of language
Machines and consciousness
Cognitive wheels: the frame problem of AI
Animal perception from an Artificial Intelligence viewpoint
Index
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ISBN: 9780521338288
ISBN-10: 052133828X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 29th September 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.29