Catching ourselves in the act : situated activity, interactive emergence, evolution, and human thought / Horst Hendriks-Jansen.

By: Hendriks-Jansen, Horst
Material type: TextTextSeries: Complex adaptive systems: Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1996Description: 1 online resource (xii, 367 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585003335; 9780585003337; 9780262082464; 0262082462; 9780262275262; 0262275260Subject(s): Philosophische Anthropologie | Intentionalism | Philosophy of mind | Philosophical anthropology | Cognitive science | Artificial intelligence | Biological Phenomena | Models, Theoretical | Genetic Phenomena | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Mental Processes | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychological Phenomena and Processes | Investigative Techniques | Phenomena and Processes | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Behavior | Cognition | Biological Evolution | Models, Psychological | PSYCHOLOGY -- Reference | Artificial intelligence | Cognitive science | Intentionalism | Philosophical anthropology | Philosophy of mind | Humanethologie | Intentionalität | Kognitionswissenschaft | Künstliche Intelligenz | Philosophy of Mind | Intentionaliteit | Filosofie van de geest | Cognitiewetenschap | Filosofische antropologie | Filosofia da linguagem | Inteligencia artificial | Processos cognitivos | Intentionnalité (psychologie) | Philosophie de l'esprit | Anthropologie philosophique | Sciences cognitives | Intelligence artificielle | Philosophische Anthropologie | Humans Behaviour Effects of Mental processesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Catching ourselves in the act.DDC classification: 150 LOC classification: BF619.5 | .H46 1996ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Situated robotics, natural selection, and cultural scaffolding: The ingredients of a historical explanation -- Computers, models and theories -- Internal representation and natural selection: Epistemological and ontological strains in the cignitive approach -- Connectionism: Its promise and limitations as currently conceived -- Scientific explanation of behavior: The approach through formal task definition -- Scientific explanation of behavior: The logic of evolution and learning -- Toward a working definition of activity: Recent developments in AI that try to come to terms with the S-Domain -- An examination of alternative conceptual frameworks for autonomous agent research -- Models of behavior selection -- A new type of model -- Ethology: The basic concepts and " Orienting Attitudes " -- Critiques and modifications of the basic concepts of Ethology -- Ethological explanations of the integration of activity patterns -- The explanatory relation of the integration of activity patterns -- The explanatory relation between ethology and autonomous agent research -- Species-Typical activity patterns of human infants -- Language and the emergence of intentionality -- Situated activity, cultural scaffolding, and acts -- An explanatory framework that reconciles biology and culture -- Index.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-352) and index.

Situated robotics, natural selection, and cultural scaffolding: The ingredients of a historical explanation -- Computers, models and theories -- Internal representation and natural selection: Epistemological and ontological strains in the cignitive approach -- Connectionism: Its promise and limitations as currently conceived -- Scientific explanation of behavior: The approach through formal task definition -- Scientific explanation of behavior: The logic of evolution and learning -- Toward a working definition of activity: Recent developments in AI that try to come to terms with the S-Domain -- An examination of alternative conceptual frameworks for autonomous agent research -- Models of behavior selection -- A new type of model -- Ethology: The basic concepts and " Orienting Attitudes " -- Critiques and modifications of the basic concepts of Ethology -- Ethological explanations of the integration of activity patterns -- The explanatory relation of the integration of activity patterns -- The explanatory relation between ethology and autonomous agent research -- Species-Typical activity patterns of human infants -- Language and the emergence of intentionality -- Situated activity, cultural scaffolding, and acts -- An explanatory framework that reconciles biology and culture -- Index.

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