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

Author: Andy Clark
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998.
Series: Bradford book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st MIT Press paperback edView 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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Genre/Form: Online resources
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clark, Andy,1957-
Being there.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1997
(DLC) 96011817
(OCoLC)34409921
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Clark
OCLC Number: 62168789
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 269 p., [4] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), col. 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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