Surfing Uncertainty (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
424
Utgivningsdatum
2019-05-30
Förlag
OUP USA
Dimensioner
231 x 155 x 28 mm
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590 g
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1
ISBN
9780190933210
Surfing Uncertainty (häftad)

Surfing Uncertainty

Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

Häftad Engelska, 2019-05-30
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Exciting new theories in neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence are revealing minds like ours as predictive minds, forever trying to guess the incoming streams of sensory stimulation before they arrive. In this up-to-the-minute treatment, philosopher and cognitive scientist Andy Clark explores new ways of thinking about perception, action, and the embodied mind.
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David D. Hutto, Australasian Journal of Philosophy Surfing Uncertainty will be a much discussed and seminal work in the field of the philosophy of cognitive science.


Library Journal A stimulating read for anyone interested in the intersection of neuroscience and philosophy of mind from a scientific perspective.


Metascience
A wonderful book...Clark's Surfing Uncertainty will become an essential point of departure for philosophers and cognitive scientists trying to come to grips with the apparatus of predictive processing.


British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
This is a truly important book. It is evocatively written and reflects a truly gargantuan amount of work. It sets the stage for future debates not only about the empirical merits of Bayesian characterizations of human cognition, but also the broader philosophical picture in which such Bayesian characterizations are embedded. I predict that many of us will be reading, discussing, and analysing this book in the months and years to come.


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Andy Clark is Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, at Edinburgh University in Scotland. He is the author of Being There (1997), Mindware (2001), Natural-Born Cyborgs (2003), and Supersizing the Mind (2008). His interests include artificial intelligence, embodied cognition, robotics, and the predictive mind. In 2018 he was profiled in The New Yorker.

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Preface: Meat That Predicts Acknowledgements Introduction: Guessing Games Part I: The Power of Prediction Chapter 1: Prediction Machines Chapter 2: Adjusting The Volume (Noise, Signal, Attention) Chapter 3: The Imaginarium Part II: Embodying Prediction Chapter 4: Prediction for Action Chapter 5: Sculpting the Flow Chapter 6: Engaging the world Chapter 7: Expecting Ourselves Part III: Scaffolding Prediction Chapter 8: The Lazy Predictive Brain Chapter 9: Being Human Chapter 10: The Future of Prediction Appendix 1: Bare Bayes Appendix 2: The Free Energy Formulation References Index