Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Representation and Reality in Humans, Other Living Organisms and Intelligent Machines

Editors: Dodig-Crnkovic, Gordana, Giovagnoli, Raffaela (Eds.)

  • Reflects received view in empirical science that there is something we can call 'reality' for an agent, and that agents use 'representations' in their interactions with the environment
  • Examines what capacities can be plausibly computed and discusses the most promising approaches
  • Looks for a common link between reality-constructing agents, such as humans, and other living organisms
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This book enriches our views on representation and deepens our understanding of its different aspects. It arises out of several years of dialog between the editors and the authors, an interdisciplinary team of highly experienced researchers, and it reflects the best contemporary view of representation and reality in humans, other living beings, and intelligent machines. 

Structured into parts on the cognitive, computational, natural sciences, philosophical, logical, and machine perspectives, a theme of the field and the book is building and presenting networks, and the editors hope that the contributed chapters will spur understanding and collaboration between researchers in domains such as computer science, philosophy, logic, systems theory, engineering, psychology, sociology, anthropology, neuroscience, linguistics, and synthetic biology.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Information and Reference

    Deacon, Terrence W.

    Pages 3-15

  • Modelling Empty Representations: The Case of Computational Models of Hallucination

    Miłkowski, Marcin

    Pages 17-32

  • Life is Precious Because it is Precarious: Individuality, Mortality and the Problem of Meaning

    Froese, Tom

    Pages 33-50

  • Language Processing, Computational Representational Theory of Mind and Embodiment: Inferences on Verbs

    Ezquerro, J. (et al.)

    Pages 51-65

  • Knowledge, Representation and the Dynamics of Computation

    van Leeuwen, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 69-89

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eBook £70.00
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Hardcover £88.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43782-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Representation and Reality in Humans, Other Living Organisms and Intelligent Machines
Editors
  • Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic
  • Raffaela Giovagnoli
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43784-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43784-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43782-8
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 378
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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