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On the Origins of Cognitive Science The Mechanization of the Mind

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ISBN-10: 0262512394

ISBN-13: 9780262512398

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jean-Pierre Dupuy, M. B. DeBevoise

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The conceptual history of cognitive science remains for the most part unwritten. In this groundbreaking book, Jean-Pierre Dupuyone of the principal architects of cognitive science in Franceprovides an important chapter: the legacy of cybernetics. Contrary to popular belief, Dupuy argues, cybernetics represented not the anthropomorphization of the machine but the mechanization of the human. The founding fathers of cyberneticssome of the greatest minds of the twentieth century, including John von Neumann, Norbert Wiener, Warren McCulloch, and Walter Pittsintended to construct a materialist and mechanistic science of mental behavior that would make it possible at last to resolve the ancient…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 4/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English