Associative engines : connectionism, concepts, and representational change
- Andy Clark.
- Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1993.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xiii, 252 pages) : illustrations
- Clark, Andy, 1957-
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-245) and index.
- Part 1 Melting the inner code: computational models, syntax, and the folk solids
- connectionism, code, and context
- what networks know
- what networks don't know
- concept, category and prototype. Part 2 From code to process: the presence of a symbol
- the role of representational trajectories
- the cascade of significant virtual machines
- associative learning in a hostile world
- the fate of the folk
- associative engines - the next generation.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's summary
Connectionist approaches, Andy Clark argues, are driving cognitive science toward a radical reconception of its explanatory endeavour. At the heart of this reconception lies a shift toward a new and more deeply developmental vision of the mind - a vision that has important implications for the philosophical and psychological understanding of the nature of concepts, of mental causation, and of representational change. Combining philosophical argument, empirical results, and interdisciplinary speculations, Clark charts a fundamental shift from a static, inner-code-oriented conception of the subject matter of cognitive science to a more dynamic, developmentally rich, process-oriented view. Clark argues that this shift makes itself felt in two main ways. First, structured representations are seen as the products of temporally extended cognitive activity and not as the representational bedrock (an innate symbol system or language of thought) upon which all learning is based. Second, the relation between thoughts (as described by folk psychology) and inner computational states is loosened as a result of the fragmented and distributed nature of the connectionist representation of concepts. Other issues Clark raises include the nature of innate knowledge, the conceptual commitments of folk psychology, and the use and abuse of higher-level analyses of connectionist networks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Artificial intelligence.
- Intelligence artificielle.
- artificial intelligence.
- COMPUTERS > Enterprise Applications > Business Intelligence Tools.
- COMPUTERS > Intelligence (AI) & Semantics.
- Mentale representatie.
- Cognitieve processen.
- Artificial intelligence
- Publication date
- "A Bradford book."
- 9780262270427 (electronic bk.)
- 0262270420 (electronic bk.)
- 0585023387 (electronic bk.)
- 9780585023380 (electronic bk.)
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