Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Oxford University Press - Ranging across both standard philosophical territory and the landscape of cutting-edge cognitive science, Second Edition, research, Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science, is a vivid and engaging introduction to key issues, and opportunities in the field. Starting with the vision of mindware as software and debates between realists, predictive coding, dynamical systems, and eliminativists, enactivism, Andy Clark takes students on a no-holds-barred journey through connectionism, and real-world robotics before moving on to the frontiers of cognitive technologies, instrumentalists, and the extended mind.

Oxford university Press USA. Each chapter opens with a brief sketch of a major research tradition or perspective, followed by concise critical discussions dealing with key topics and problems. Throughout, he highlights challenging issues in an effort to engage students in active debate.





Minds, Brains, and Computers: An Historical Introduction to the Foundations of Cognitive Science

Wiley-Blackwell - Used book in Good Condition. Minds, linguistics, philosophy, and computers presents a vital resource -- the most comprehensive interdisciplinary selection of seminal papers in the foundations of cognitive science, psychology, Brains, from leading figures in artificial intelligence, and neuroscience.





Mind Design II: Philosophy, Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence

A Bradford Book - Turing, timothy van Gelder Used book in Good Condition. Dennett, Hubert L. Brooks, Paul M. Rumelhart, John R. Unlike traditional empirical psychology, it is more oriented toward the "how" than the "what. An experiment in mind design is more likely to be an attempt to build something and make it work―as in artificial intelligence―than to observe or analyze what already exists.

Dreyfus, Jerry A. Rosenberg, David E. Searle, Herbert A. Mind design is psychology by reverse engineering. When mind design was first published in 1981, it became a classic in the then-nascent fields of cognitive science and AI. Yet all are "philosophical" in that they address fundamental issues and concepts; and all are "scientific" in that they are technically sophisticated and concerned with concrete empirical research.

Mind Design II: Philosophy, Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence - ContributorsRodney A. Fodor, allen newell, joseph Garon, Marvin Minsky, John Haugeland, Zenon W. Mind design is the endeavor to understand mind thinking, intellect in terms of its design how it is built, how it works. This second edition retains four landmark essays from the first, adding to them one earlier milestone Turing's "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" and eleven more recent articles about connectionism, dynamical systems, and symbolic versus nonsymbolic models.

. Pylyshyn, william Ramsey, Jay F.





Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

Oxford University Press - How is it that thoroughly physical material beings such as ourselves can think, dream, artificial intelligence, create and understand ideas, psychology, theories and concepts? How does mere matter give rise to all these non-material mental states, feel, including consciousness itself? An answer to this central question of our existence is emerging at the busy intersection of neuroscience, and robotics.

In this groundbreaking work, philosopher and cognitive scientist Andy Clark explores exciting new theories from these fields that reveal minds like ours to be prediction machines - devices that have evolved to anticipate the incoming streams of sensory stimulation before they arrive. Clark takes us on a journey in discovering the circular causal flows and the self-structuring of the environment that define "the predictive brain.

Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind - What emerges is a bold, new, cutting-edge vision that reveals the brain as our driving force in the daily surf through the waves of sensory stimulation. Oxford. These predictions then initiate actions that structure our worlds and alter the very things we need to engage and predict. Used book in Good Condition.





The Pattern On The Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work Science Masters

Basic Books - Basic Books AZ. Used book in Good Condition. Most people are baffled by how computers work and assume that they will never understand them. Computer wizard hillis offers an easy-to-follow explanation of how data is processed that makes the operations of a computer seem as straightforward as those of a bicycle.

Avoiding technobabble or discussions of advanced hardware, the lucid explanations and colorful anecdotes in The Pattern on the Stone go straight to the heart of what computers really do. What they don't realize—and what daniel hillis's short book brilliantly demonstrates—is that computers' seemingly complex operations can be broken down into a few simple parts that perform the same simple procedures over and over again.

The Pattern On The Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work Science Masters - Hillis proceeds from an outline of basic logic to clear descriptions of programming languages, algorithms, and memory. Oxford. He then takes readers in simple steps up to the most exciting developments in computing today—quantum computing, neural networks, parallel computing, and self-organizing systems.

Written clearly and succinctly by one of the world's leading computer scientists, The Pattern on the Stone is an indispensable guide to understanding the workings of that most ubiquitous and important of machines: the computer.





Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness

Hill and Wang - Debunking an outmoded philosophy that holds the scientific study of consciousness captive, Out of Our Heads is a fresh attempt at understanding our minds and how we interact with the world around us. And yet, after decades of research, only one proposition about how the brain makes us conscious―how it gives rise to sensation, feeling, and subjectivity―has emerged unchallenged: we don't have a clue.

In this inventive work, noë suggests that rather than being something that happens inside us, consciousness is something we do. Alva noë is one of a new breed―part philosopher, part cognitive scientist, part neuroscientist―who are radically altering the study of consciousness by asking difficult questions and pointing out obvious flaws in the current science.

Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness - It's widely believed that consciousness itself, that Holy Grail of science and philosophy, will soon be given a neural explanation. Used book in Good Condition. In out of our heads, he restates and reexamines the problem of consciousness, and then proposes a startling solution: do away with the two-hundred-year-old paradigm that places consciousness within the confines of the brain.

Our culture is obsessed with the brain―how it perceives; how it remembers; how it determines our intelligence, our morality, our likes and our dislikes. Oxford. Basic Books AZ.





Personal Identity Topics in Philosophy

University of California Press - New to the second edition are shoemaker's seminal essay "Persons and Their Pasts, " selections from the important and previously unpublished Clark-Collins correspondence, and a new paper by Perry discussing Williams. Used book in Good Condition. This volume brings together the vital contributions of distinguished past and contemporary philosophers to the important topic of personal identity.

Grice, david hume, thomas reid, Joseph Butler, Sydney Shoemaker, and Bernard Williams. The essays range from john locke's classic seventeenth-century attempt to analyze personal identity in terms of memory, to twentieth-century defenses and criticisms of the Lockean view by Anthony Quinton, H. P. Oxford. University of California Press.

Personal Identity Topics in Philosophy - Basic Books AZ.





Machine Learning For Absolute Beginners: A Plain English Introduction Machine Learning For Beginners

Independently published - Featured by tableau as the first of "7 books about machine learning for Beginners" Ready to crank up a virtual server and smash through petabytes of data? Want to add 'Machine Learning' to your LinkedIn profile?Well, hold on there. Before you embark on your epic journey into the world of machine learning, there is some theory and statistical principles to march through first.

Basic Books AZ. Oxford. However, two of the later chapters introduce Python to demonstrate an actual machine learning model, so you will see programming language used in this book. University of California Press. Q: i have already purchased the first edition of this book, should I purchase this Second Edition?A: As majority of the topics from the First Edition are covered in the Second Edition, you may be better served reading a more advanced title on machine learning.

Machine Learning For Absolute Beginners: A Plain English Introduction Machine Learning For Beginners - Q: can i get access to the Kindle version of this book?A: Yes. Disclaimer: if you have passed the 'beginner' stage in your study of machine learning and are ready to tackle coding and deep learning, you would be well served with a long-format textbook. But rather than spend $30-$50 USD on a dense long textbook, you may want to read this book first.

Used book in Good Condition. As a clear and concise alternative to a textbook, this book provides a practical and high-level introduction to the practical components and statistical concepts found in machine learning.





Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

Oxford University Press - Soon, service robots will be taking care of the elderly in their homes, and military robots will have their own targeting and firing protocols. As the authors show, the quest to build machines that are capable of telling right from wrong has begun. Moral machines is the first book to examine the challenge of building artificial moral agents, probing deeply into the nature of human decision making and ethics.

University of California Press. Taking a fast paced tour through the latest thinking about philosophical ethics and artificial intelligence, it is already necessary to start building a kind of functional morality, the authors argue that even if full moral agency for machines is a long way off, in which artificial moral agents have some basic ethical sensitivity.

Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong - But the standard ethical theories don't seem adequate, and more socially engaged and engaging robots will be needed. Robot programming. Basic Books AZ. Computers are already approving financial transactions, controlling electrical supplies, and driving trains. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford. Colin allen and wendell wallach argue that as robots take on more and more responsibility, they must be programmed with moral decision-making abilities, for our own safety.





Brain and Behavior: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

Oxford University Press - University of California Press. Brain and behavior covers a wide swath of territory critical for understanding the brain, emotions and motivation, memory, from the basics of the nervous system, sleep, social cognition, to sensory and motor systems, language, and brain disorders. Basic Books AZ. Key points and concepts are illustrated using case studies of rare but illuminating brain disorders.

Brain and behavior: a cognitive neuroscience Perspective addresses the central aims of cognitive neuroscience, seeking to examine the brain not only by its components but also by their functions. Robot programming. Used book in Good Condition. Wherever possible, they refer to elements of neuroscience that are encountered in everyday life.

Brain and Behavior: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective - Oxford. It highlights the principles, discoveries, and remaining mysteries of modern cognitive neuroscience. Throughout the narrative, the authors emphasize the dynamically changing nature of the brain, through the mechanisms of neuroplasticity. Brain and behavior pulls together the best current knowledge about the brain while acknowledging current areas of ignorance and pointing students towards the most promising directions for future research.





The Phenomenological Mind

Routledge - This second edition includes a new preface, and revised and improved chapters. Oxford. Also included are helpful features such as chapter summaries, guides to further reading, making The Phenomenological Mind an ideal introduction to key concepts in phenomenology, and a glossary, cognitive science and philosophy of mind.

University of California Press. Key questions and topics covered include: • what is phenomenology? • naturalizing phenomenology and the cognitive sciences • phenomenology and consciousness • consciousness and self-consciousness • time and consciousness • intentionality • the embodied mind • action • knowledge of other minds • situated and extended minds • phenomenology and personal identity.

The Phenomenological Mind - The phenomenological mind is the first book to properly introduce fundamental questions about the mind from the perspective of phenomenology. Basic Books AZ. Used book in Good Condition. Robot programming. Routledge.