Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Extended Cognition and the Dynamics of Algorithmic Skills

Authors: Pinna, Simone

  • Tackles key questions in numerical cognition Discusses a dynamical approach to cognitive science
  • Proposes a novel cognitive architecture for modeling high-level computational abilities
  • Compares classic computationalism with Andrew Wells' ecological functionalism
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This book describes a novel methodology for studying algorithmic skills, intended as cognitive activities related to rule-based symbolic transformation, and argues that some human computational abilities may be interpreted and analyzed as genuine examples of extended cognition. It shows that the performance of these abilities relies not only on innate neurocognitive systems or language-related skills, but also on external tools and general agent–environment interactions. Further, it asserts that a low-level analysis, based on a set of core neurocognitive systems linking numbers and language, is not sufficient to explain some specific forms of high-level numerical skills, like those involved in algorithm execution. To this end, it reports on the design of a cognitive architecture for modeling all the relevant features involved in the execution of algorithmic strategies, including external tools, such as paper and pencils. The first part of the book discusses the philosophical premises for endorsing and justifying a position in philosophy of mind that links a modified form of computationalism with some recent theoretical and scientific developments, like those introduced by the so-called dynamical approach to cognition. The second part is dedicated to the description of a Turing-machine-inspired cognitive architecture, expressly designed to formalize all kinds of algorithmic strategies.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Turing’s Theory of Computation

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    Pages 1-17

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  • Cognition as Organism-Environment Interaction

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    Pages 19-37

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  • Ecological Approach and Dynamical Approach

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    Pages 39-51

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  • Modeling Algorithmic Skills: The Bidimensional Turing Machine

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    Pages 53-71

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  • BTM Models of Algorithmic Skills

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    Pages 73-118

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51840-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extended Cognition and the Dynamics of Algorithmic Skills
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
35
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51841-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51841-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51840-4
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 122
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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