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The Mechanization of the mind: on the origins of cognitive science

Author: Dupuy, Jean-Pierre Series: New French thought Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2000.Language: EnglishDescription: 210 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0691025746Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Mechanization of the Mind On the origins of cognitive science Contents Preface to the English-Language Edition INTRODUCTION The Self-Mechanized Mind The Cybernetic Credo Cybernetics and Cognitivism The Question of Humanism History of Science vs. History of Ideas CHAPTER 1 The Fascination with Models The Virtue of Models Manipulating Representations The Turing Machine Knowing as Simulating CHAPTER 2 A Poorly Loved Parent A New Scienza Nuova? Mechanizing the Human Brain/Mind/Machine McCulloch's Neurons Connectionism vs. Cognitivism Von Neumann's Machine CHAPTER 3 The Limits of Interdisciplinarity The Macy Conferences The Cyberneticians in Debate Unifying the Work of the Mind The Physicalist Temptation CHAPTER 4 Philosophy and Cognition Naturalizing Epistemology The Obstacle of Intentionality ix 3 3 II 15 22 27 28 31 33 40 43 44 49 52 58 64 65 70 71 76 8o 84 90 91 94 Viii CONTENTS Brentano Betrayed The Missed Encounter with Phenomenology A Subjectless Philosophy of Mind McCulloch vs. Wiener CHAPTER 5 From Information to Complexity Information and Physicalism Between Form, Chance, and Meaning Cooperation and Cognition Cybernetic Totalities System and Autonomy Complexity: The Model Becomes Blurred CHAPTER 6 Aspects of a Failure Learning about Complexity The "Ashby Case," or the Return to Metaphysics Subjectless Processes The Missed Rendezvous with the Human Sciences Notes Bibliography Index 99 102 107 110 113 113 119 123 126 133 137 144 145 148 155 158 163 191 201

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