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Author Clark, Andy, 1957-

Title Being there : putting brain, body, and world together again / Andy Clark
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1997]


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Description xix, 269 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
Contents Preface: Deep Thought Meets Fluent Action -- Introduction: A Car with a Cockroach Brain -- 1. Autonomous Agents: Walking on the Moon -- 2. The Situated Infant -- 3. Mind and World: The Plastic Frontier -- 4. Collective Wisdom, Slime-Mold-Style -- Intermission: A Capsule History -- 5. Evolving Robots -- 6. Emergence and Explanation -- 7. The Neuroscientific Image -- 8. Being, Computing, Representing -- 9. Minds and Markets -- 10. Language: The Ultimate Artifact -- 11. Minds, Brains, and Tuna (A Summary in Brine)
Summary The old opposition of matter versus mind stubbornly persists in the way we study mind and brain. In treating cognition as problem solving, Andy Clark suggests, we may often abstract too far from the very body and world in which our brains evolved to guide us. Whereas the mental has been treated as a realm that is distinct from the body and the world, Clark forcefully attests that a key to understanding brains is to see them as controllers of embodied activity. From this paradigm shift he advances the construction of a cognitive science of the embodied mind
Analysis Embodied mind
Environmentally embedded intelligence
Environmentally embeddef intelligence
Notes "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-264) and index
Notes Text in Arabic
Subject Ellis Horwood series in cognitive science.
Artificial intelligence.
Distributed cognition.
Mind and body.
Cognitive science.
Philosophy of mind.
LC no. 96011817
ISBN 0262032406 (hc : alk. paper)
0262531569 (paperback)