The Resource Goodbye, Descartes : the end of logic and the search for a new cosmology of the mind, Keith Devlin

Goodbye, Descartes : the end of logic and the search for a new cosmology of the mind, Keith Devlin

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Goodbye, Descartes : the end of logic and the search for a new cosmology of the mind
Title
Goodbye, Descartes
Title remainder
the end of logic and the search for a new cosmology of the mind
Statement of responsibility
Keith Devlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Keith Devlin chronicles scientists' centuries-old quest to discover the laws of thought, from the astonishingly adept efforts of the ancient Greeks, to the invention of the first primitive "thinking machine" in the late nineteenth century, to radical findings that are challenging the very notion that the mind follows logical rules. Devlin introduces a host of new findings showing that many ways of thinking that are perfectly rational are at the same time entirely illogical, and that the exquisite verbal tango of human communication has little to do with logical processing. We must begin to appreciate, Devlin argues, that our minds are intimately intertwined with the world around us, and that our feelings and perceptions, even our social norms, play crucial roles in the marvelously complex dance of human cognition
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Devlin, Keith J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD418.3
LC item number
.D48 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophie de l'esprit
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Filosofie van de geest
  • Denken
  • Rationalisme
  • Logica
  • Filosofia
  • Mente
Label
Goodbye, Descartes : the end of logic and the search for a new cosmology of the mind, Keith Devlin
Link
https://archive.org/details/goodbyedescartes00devl
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-294) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patterns of mind -- A passion for order -- The laws of thought -- From symbols to silicon -- The science of language -- Language in the mind -- Machines that think 00 Communication is the key -- Verbal tangos -- The cheshire cat's grin -- Goodbye, Descartes
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 301 p.
Isbn
9780471142164
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96025493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34958747
  • (OCoLC)ocm34958747
Label
Goodbye, Descartes : the end of logic and the search for a new cosmology of the mind, Keith Devlin
Link
https://archive.org/details/goodbyedescartes00devl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Patterns of mind -- A passion for order -- The laws of thought -- From symbols to silicon -- The science of language -- Language in the mind -- Machines that think 00 Communication is the key -- Verbal tangos -- The cheshire cat's grin -- Goodbye, Descartes
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 301 p.
Isbn
9780471142164
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96025493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34958747
  • (OCoLC)ocm34958747

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