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Herbert A. Simon : the bounds of reason in modern America

Author: Hunter Crowther-Heyck
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this study, Hunter Crowther-Heyck explores Herbert Simon's contributions to science and then influences on modern life and thought. For historians of science, social science, and technology and for scholars of twentieth-century American intellectual and cultural history, this account of Herbert Simon's life and work provides a rich and valuable perspective."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Herbert A Simon; Herbert A Simon; Herbert Alexander Simon; Herbert A Simon
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hunter Crowther-Heyck
ISBN: 0801880254 9780801880254
OCLC Number: 55511492
Description: xi, 420 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: (Un)bounded rationality --
The garden of forking paths --
The Chicago School and the sciences of control --
Mathematics, logic, and the sciences of choice --
Research and reform --
Homo administrativus, or choice under control --
Decisions and revisions --
Structuring his environment --
Islands of theory --
A new model of mind and machine --
The program is the theory --
The cognitive revolution --
Homo adaptivus, the finite problem solver --
Scientist of the artificial --
The expert problem-solver --
Conclusion: A model scientist.
Responsibility: Hunter Crowther-Heyck.
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