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Knowledge and the Flow of Information

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ISBN-10: 0262040638

ISBN-13: 9780262040631

Edition: N/A

Authors: Fred I. Dretske

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What distinguishes clever computers from stupid people (besides their components)? The author of Seeing and Knowing presents in his new book a beautifully and persuasively written interdisciplinary approach to traditional problems--a clearsighted interpretation of information theory. Psychologists, biologists, computer scientists, and those seeking a general unified picture of perceptual-cognitive activity will find this provocative reading. The problems Dretske addresses in Knowledge and the Flow of Information--What is knowledge? How are the sensory and cognitive processes related? What makes mental activities mental?--appeal to a wide audience. The conceptual tools used to deal with…    
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 5/28/1981
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Information
Communication Theory
Communication and Information
A Semantic Theory of Information
Knowledge And Perception
Knowledge
The Communication Channel
Sensation and Perception
Meaning And Belief
Coding and Content
The Structure of Belief
Concepts and Meaning
Notes
Index
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