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Computers and cognition : why minds are not machines

Author: James H Fetzer
Publisher: Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2001.
Series: Studies in cognitive systems, v. 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book brings together an important collection of studies providing a fresh and original perspective on the nature of mind, including thoughtful and detailed arguments that explain why the prevailing paradigm - the computational conception of language and mentality - can no longer be sustained. The author advances an alternative approach inspired by the work of the great American philosopher, Charles S. Peirce,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H Fetzer
ISBN: 0792366158 9780792366157 1402002432 9781402002434
OCLC Number: 44885371
Description: xix, 323 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Minds and machines : behaviorism, dualism and beyond --
2. Primitive concepts : habits, conventions, and laws --
3. Signs and minds : an introduction to the theory of semiotic systems --
4. Language and mentality : computational, representational, and dispositional conceptions --
5. Mental algorithms : Are minds computational systems? --
6. What makes connectionism different? A critical review of Philosophy and connectionist theory --
7. People are not computers : (most) thought processes are not computational procedures --
8. Program verification : the very idea --
9. Philosophical aspects of program verification --
10. Philosophy and computer science : reflections on the program verification debate --
11. Computer reliability and public policy : limits of knowledge of computer-based systems.
Series Title: Studies in cognitive systems, v. 25.
Responsibility: by James H. Fetzer.
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