Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature (Innbundet)

Serie: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1996
Antall sider: 328
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
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ISBN/EAN: 9780521451666
Omtale Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature
This book explains the relationship between intelligence and environmental complexity, and in so doing links philosophy of mind to more general issues about the relations between organisms and environments, and to the general pattern of 'externalist' explanations. The author provides a biological approach to the investigation of mind and cognition in nature. In particular he explores the idea that the function of cognition is to enable agents to deal with environmental complexity. The history of the idea in the work of Dewey and Spencer is considered, as is the impact of recent evolutionary theory on our understanding of the place of mind in nature.

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