The Resource The Boundaries of humanity : humans, animals, machines, edited by James J. Sheehan and Morton Sosna

The Boundaries of humanity : humans, animals, machines, edited by James J. Sheehan and Morton Sosna

Label
The Boundaries of humanity : humans, animals, machines
Title
The Boundaries of humanity
Title remainder
humans, animals, machines
Statement of responsibility
edited by James J. Sheehan and Morton Sosna
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To the age-old debate over what it means to be human, the relatively new fields of sociobiology and artificial intelligence bring new, if not necessarily compatible, insights. What have these two fields in common? Have they affected the way we define humanity? These and other timely questions are addressed with colorful individuality by the authors of The Boundaries of Humanity. Leading researchers in both sociobiology and artificial intelligence combine their reflections with those of philosophers, historians, and social scientists, while the editors explore the historical and contemporary contexts of the debate in their introductions. The implications of their individual arguments, and the often heated controversies generated by biological determinism or by mechanical models of mind, go to the heart of contemporary scientific, philosophical, and humanistic studies--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN365.9
LC item number
.B67 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sheehan, James J
  • Sosna, Morton
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociobiology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Culture
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Dieren
  • Identiteit
  • Kunstmatige intelligentie
  • Machines
  • Mens-computer-interactie
  • Mens-machine-systemen
  • Mensen
  • Sociobiologie
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Culture
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Sociobiology
  • Identiteit
  • Mensen
  • Dieren
  • Machines
  • Kunstmatige intelligentie
  • Sociobiologie
  • Mens-computer-interactie
  • Mens-machine-systemen
  • Sociobiologie
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Relations homme-animal
  • Interaction homme-ordinateur
  • Culture
  • Humanität
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
  • Soziobiologie
  • Tiere
  • Mensch
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Maschine
Label
The Boundaries of humanity : humans, animals, machines, edited by James J. Sheehan and Morton Sosna
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue : making sense of humanity / Bernard Williams -- Humans and animals. Introduction / James J. Sheehan -- The horror of monsters / Arnold I. Davidson -- The animal connection / Harriet Ritvo -- Language and ideology in evolutionary theory : reading cultural norms into natural law / Evelyn Fox Keller -- Human nature and culture : biology and the residue of uniqueness / Melvin Konner -- Reflections on biology and culture / John Dupré -- Humans and machines. Introduction / James J. Sheehan -- The meaning of the mechanistic age / Roger Hahn -- Metaphors for mind, theories of mind : should the humanities mind? / Allen Newell -- Thinking machines : Can there be? Are we? / Terry Winograd -- Romantic reactions : paradoxical responses to the computer presence / Sherry Turkle -- Biology, machines, and humanity / Stuart Hampshire -- Coda / James J. Sheehan
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9780520071537
Isbn Type
(hard)
Lccn
90022378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22735077
  • (OCoLC)ocm22735077
Label
The Boundaries of humanity : humans, animals, machines, edited by James J. Sheehan and Morton Sosna
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue : making sense of humanity / Bernard Williams -- Humans and animals. Introduction / James J. Sheehan -- The horror of monsters / Arnold I. Davidson -- The animal connection / Harriet Ritvo -- Language and ideology in evolutionary theory : reading cultural norms into natural law / Evelyn Fox Keller -- Human nature and culture : biology and the residue of uniqueness / Melvin Konner -- Reflections on biology and culture / John Dupré -- Humans and machines. Introduction / James J. Sheehan -- The meaning of the mechanistic age / Roger Hahn -- Metaphors for mind, theories of mind : should the humanities mind? / Allen Newell -- Thinking machines : Can there be? Are we? / Terry Winograd -- Romantic reactions : paradoxical responses to the computer presence / Sherry Turkle -- Biology, machines, and humanity / Stuart Hampshire -- Coda / James J. Sheehan
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 274 pages
Isbn
9780520071537
Isbn Type
(hard)
Lccn
90022378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22735077
  • (OCoLC)ocm22735077

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