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Titel: What Is Thought?.
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Cambridge, MA :. The MIT Press, 2004. Hardcover. Dustjacket. 492 pp.In What Is Thought? Eric Baum proposes a computational explanation of thought. Baum argues that the complexity of mind is the outcome of evolution, which has built thought processes that act unlike the standard algorithms of computer science and that to understand the mind we need to understand these thought processes and the evolutionary process that produced them in computational terms. Baum proposes that underlying mind is a complex but compact program that corresponds to the underlying structure of the world. He argues further that the mind is essentially programmed by DNA. We learn more rapidly than computer scientists have so far been able to explain because the DNA code has programmed the mind to deal only with meaningful possibilities. Thus the mind understands by exploiting semantics, or meaning, for the purposes of computation; constraints are built in so that although there are myriad possibilities, only a few make sense.(Bradford Books)English text. Condition : very good. (Bradford Books) Condition : very good. ISBN 9780262025485[KEYWORDS: PSYCHOLOGY, *. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 49658
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