Extended Cognition and the Dynamics of Algorithmic Skills - Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics 35 (Hardback)
  • Extended Cognition and the Dynamics of Algorithmic Skills - Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics 35 (Hardback)
zoom

Extended Cognition and the Dynamics of Algorithmic Skills - Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics 35 (Hardback)

(author)
£79.99
Hardback 122 Pages / Published: 26/01/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book describes a novel methodology for studying algorithmic skills, intended as cognitive activities related to rule-based symbolic transformation, and argues that some human computational abilities may be interpreted and analyzed as genuine examples of extended cognition. It shows that the performance of these abilities relies not only on innate neurocognitive systems or language-related skills, but also on external tools and general agent-environment interactions. Further, it asserts that a low-level analysis, based on a set of core neurocognitive systems linking numbers and language, is not sufficient to explain some specific forms of high-level numerical skills, like those involved in algorithm execution. To this end, it reports on the design of a cognitive architecture for modeling all the relevant features involved in the execution of algorithmic strategies, including external tools, such as paper and pencils. The first part of the book discusses the philosophical premises for endorsing and justifying a position in philosophy of mind that links a modified form of computationalism with some recent theoretical and scientific developments, like those introduced by the so-called dynamical approach to cognition. The second part is dedicated to the description of a Turing-machine-inspired cognitive architecture, expressly designed to formalize all kinds of algorithmic strategies.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319518404
Number of pages: 122
Weight: 3554 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 10 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017

You may also be interested in...

Introduction to Lattices and Order
Added to basket
Foundation Mathematics
Added to basket
Logic for Computer Science
Added to basket
Discrete Mathematics
Added to basket
A First Course in Network Theory
Added to basket
Discrete Mathematics for Computing
Added to basket
The Algorithm Design Manual
Added to basket
Cryptanalysis
Added to basket
MATLAB Demystified
Added to basket
£21.99
Paperback
The Elements of Statistical Learning
Added to basket
Principles of Data Mining
Added to basket
Sets, Logic and Maths for Computing
Added to basket
Concrete Mathematics
Added to basket
Bayesian Methods for Hackers
Added to basket
Data Analysis with Open Source Tools
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.