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ISBN: 0262512394
Author: M. B. DeBevoise,Jean-Pierre Dupuy
Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press (April 17, 2009)
Pages: 240
Category: Computer Science
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In this groundbreaking book, Jean-Pierre Dupuy-one of the principal architects of. .MIT Press began publishing journals in 1970 with the first volumes of Linguistic Inquiry and the Journal of Interdisciplinary History.

In this groundbreaking book, Jean-Pierre Dupuy-one of the principal architects of cognitive science in France-provides an important chapter: the legacy of cybernetics. Contrary to popular belief, Dupuy argues, cybernetics represented not the of the machine but the mechanization of the human. The mechanization of the mind has reemerged today as an all-encompassing paradigm in the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science.

For a cognitive scientist the book is certainly already familiar. For a student of, or individual with interests in, cognitive science, the book will be informative. Either case - give it a go.

A forthcoming book published by Oxford University Press (est. May 2017). The cognitive science approach to archaeology is the study of past thought, as inferred from material remains.

DeBevoise Embodiment has become the raison d'etre for much of the new 'cognitive robotics'. It fills a gap in the non-interactivist approach of traditional artificial intelligence (AI) in which 'intelligence' is viewed as the manipulation of symbols in a vacuum. A forthcoming book published by Oxford University Press (est.

In this groundbreaking book, Jean-Pierre Dupuy-one of the principal architects of cognitive science in France-provides an important chapter: the. M. B. DeBevoise (e. MIT Press (2009). The conceptual history of cognitive science remains for the most part unwritten. In this groundbreaking book, Jean-Pierre Dupuy-one of the principal architects of cognitive science in France-provides an important chapter: the legacy of cybernetics.

Jean-Pierre Dupuy's book attempts to unveil some of the cybernetic ancestral features of contemporary disciplines, but according to Gualtiero Picinini, he falls short of completing the task valid space in the scientific discourse based upon this very method

Jean-Pierre Dupuy's book attempts to unveil some of the cybernetic ancestral features of contemporary disciplines, but according to Gualtiero Picinini, he falls short of completing the task valid space in the scientific discourse based upon this very method. They denied the interference of any preconceived theological element, relying instead in methodological deduction after a hypothesis and subsequent induction following the evidence.

Jean-Pierre Dupuy translated by M. DeBevoise. I have in mind not so much the intellectual evolution of cognitive science itself as its embodiment by new technologies, or, as one should rather say, its instantiation by ideas for new technologies. The MIT press, cambridge, massachusetts, london, england. 2009 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. First published in English by Princeton University Press, Princeton, . Translated from Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Aux origines des sciences cognitives. For the moment, at least, these technologies exist only as projects, indeed in some cases only as dreams.

In this groundbreaking book, Jean-Pierre Dupuy-one of the principal architects of cognitive science in France-provides an important chapter: the An examination of the fundamental role cybernetics played in the birth of cognitive science and the light this sheds on current.

In this groundbreaking book, Jean-Pierre Dupuy-one of the principal architects of cognitive science in France-provides an important chapter: the An examination of the fundamental role cybernetics played in the birth of cognitive science and the light this sheds on current controversies.

Jean-Pierre Dupuy, one of the principal architects of cognitive science in France, reconstructs the early days of the field here in a provocative and engaging combination of philosophy, science, and historical detective work. He shows us how the ambitious and innovative ideas developed in the wake of that New York meeting prefigured some of the most important developments of ry thought. Many scholars, however, shunned the ideas as crude and resented them for being overpromoted.

Gardner, H. (1985), The Mind's New Science: A History of the Cognitive Revolution, New York: Basic Books. Heims, S. J. (1980), John von Neumann and Norbert Wiener: From Mathematics to the Technologiesof Life and Death, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (1991), Constructing a Social Science for Postwar America: The Cybernetics Group, 1946–1953, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. McCorduck, P. (1979), Machines Who Think: A Personal Inquiry into the History and Prospects ofArtificial Intelligence, San Francisco, CA: Freeman.

The conceptual history of cognitive science remains for the most part unwritten. In this groundbreaking book, Jean-Pierre Dupuy - one of the principal architects of cognitive science in France - provides an important chapter: the legacy of cybernetics. Contrary to popular belief, Dupuy argues, cybernetics represented t the of the machine but the mechanization of the human

An examination of the fundamental role cybernetics played in the birth of cognitive science and the light this sheds on current controversies.

The conceptual history of cognitive science remains for the most part unwritten. In this groundbreaking book, Jean-Pierre Dupuy―one of the principal architects of cognitive science in France―provides an important chapter: the legacy of cybernetics. Contrary to popular belief, Dupuy argues, cybernetics represented not the anthropomorphization of the machine but the mechanization of the human. The founding fathers of cybernetics―some of the greatest minds of the twentieth century, including John von Neumann, Norbert Wiener, Warren McCulloch, and Walter Pitts―intended to construct a materialist and mechanistic science of mental behavior that would make it possible at last to resolve the ancient philosophical problem of mind and matter. The importance of cybernetics to cognitive science, Dupuy argues, lies not in its daring conception of the human mind in terms of the functioning of a machine but in the way the strengths and weaknesses of the cybernetics approach can illuminate controversies that rage today―between cognitivists and connectionists, eliminative materialists and Wittgensteinians, functionalists and anti-reductionists.

Dupuy brings to life the intellectual excitement that attended the birth of cognitive science sixty years ago. He separates the promise of cybernetic ideas from the disappointment that followed as cybernetics was rejected and consigned to intellectual oblivion. The mechanization of the mind has reemerged today as an all-encompassing paradigm in the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science. The tensions, contradictions, paradoxes, and confusions Dupuy discerns in cybernetics offer a cautionary tale for future developments in cognitive science.

Comments:

Justie
Economist and philosopher Jean-Pierre Dupuy’s elegent and concise account of the history of cybernetics is perfect for readers looking for an introductory, though nevertheless complex engagement with the history and implications of this significant period of science. Tracing the emergence of cybernetics at the Macy’s conferences in the work of Norbert Wiener, John von Neumann, and Warren McCullogh, Dupuy argues that rather than seeing cybernetics as the anthropomorphization of nature, the science develops as the mechanization of mind. Dupuy moreover argues that the failure to take seriously very real complications in this movement resulted in their recapitulation in the naturalization of epistemology by cognitive science. I would have liked more engagement with the connection between the cybernetics movement and structuralism (as far as I’m aware a completely unaddressed connection), though one also gets the benefit of brevity in this focused account.
Zolorn
For an intellectual and thought provoking read on the evolution of cognitive science this book will inform and healthily challenge one with a cognitive science hat to look deeply at current beliefs in light of Norbert Wiener's contribution to the cybernetics movement.

Dupuy looks at, from various perspectives, how cybernetics had failed and therefore fails to inform modern cognitive science. Although the book has been criticized for its negative criticism, I felt the books tone is not negative but provocative and informing. A strength of the book is the historical overview of cybernetics, originating out of the Macy Conferences (NY: 1946-1953) and the emergence of field of cognitive science.

The mind as a machine? This is underpinning point/flaw reiterated through various examples.

For a cognitive scientist the book is certainly already familiar. For a student of, or individual with interests in, cognitive science, the book will be informative. Be warned that the book may be considered dense if new to the field - but if completely new you will probably not be search for such literature. Either case - give it a go. Hard to find such a specialized piece of work and regardless of your perceptions, of the views within, it is healthy to be intellectually challenged.
Conjulhala
Smells a bit of the weasel. You will do better elsewhere.

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