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Lessons from an optical illusion : on nature and nurture, knowledge and values

Author: Edward M Hundert
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a bold, modern recasting of the age-old nature-nurture debate, informed by revolutionary insights from brain science, artificial intelligence, psychiatry, linguistics, evolutionary  Read more...

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Hundert, Edward M.
Lessons from an optical illusion.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)622659589
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward M Hundert
ISBN: 067452540X 9780674525405 0674525418 9780674525412 0674270185 9780674270183
OCLC Number: 31376547
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The State of the Art --
2. The Divide-and-Conquer Strategy --
3. Constructing Experience --
4. Thoughts and Things --
5. How Babies Think Things Over --
6. How Quickly They Grow Up --
7. Feelings and Things --
8. The Anthropic Principle --
9. The Facts of Life --
10. The Perceptive Brain --
11. The Plastic Brain --
12. Even Robots Need Values --
13. But How Can You Be Sure of That? --
14. Breaking Down Old Distinctions --
15. Everything Is Relative? --
16. Inventing Right and Wrong --
17. The Prisoner's Dilemma --
18. Natural Law, Nurtural Law --
19. Lessons from an Optical Illusion --
20. Nurture Improving upon Nature.
Responsibility: Edward M. Hundert.

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