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Being there : putting brain, body, and world together again

Author: Andy Clark
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1997.
Series: Bradford book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the idea that brain, body and world are united in a complex and extended computational activity, this book addresses foundational questions concerning the tools and techniques needed to  Read more...

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Clark, Andy, 1957-
Being there.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1997
(DLC) 96011817
(OCoLC)34409921
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Clark
ISBN: 0585002754 9780585002750 9780262032407 0262032406
OCLC Number: 42328551
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 269 pages, [4] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), color map
Contents: Preface : deep thought meets fluent action --
Acknowledgments --
Groundings --
Introduction : a car with a cockroach brain --
1. Autonomous agents : walking on the moon --
2. The situated infant --
3. Mind and world : the plastic frontier --
4. Collective wisdom, slime-mold-style --
5. Evolving robots --
6. Emergence and explanation --
7. The neuroscientific image --
8. Being, computing, representing --
9. Minds and markets --
10. Language : the ultimate artifact --
11. Minds, brains, and tuna : a summary in brine --
Epilogue : a brain speaks.
Series Title: Bradford book.
Responsibility: Andy Clark.

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