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Cognition in the wild

Author: Edwin Hutchins
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1995.
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Edwin Hutchins combines his background as an anthropologist and an open-ocean racing sailor and navigator in this account of how anthropological methods can be combined with cognitive theory to produce a new reading of cognitive science. His theoretical insights are grounded in an extended analysis of ship navigation - its computational basis, its historical roots, its social organization, and the details of its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hutchins, Edwin.
Cognition in the wild.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1995
(DLC) 94021562
(OCoLC)30623468
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Hutchins
ISBN: 0585021864 9780585021867 9780262581462 0262581469
OCLC Number: 44965743
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 381 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Welcome aboard --
2. Navigation as computation --
3. The implementaion of contemporary pilotage --
4. The organization of team performances --
5. Communcation --
6. Navigation as a context for learning --
7. Learning in context --
8. Organizational learning --
9. Cultural cognition.
Responsibility: Edwin Hutchins.

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Provides an account of how anthropological methods can be combined with cognitive theory in studies of cognition. Drawing comparisons with navigation, it argues that cultural systems have cognitive  Read more...

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