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Joseph Weizenbaum, Computer Power and Human Reason

April 4th, 2004  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Joseph Weizenbaum, Computer Power and Human Reason

Joseph Weizenbaum, Computer Power and Human Reason

Computer Power And Human Reason inspired enormous controversy and acclaim on its first publication. Given the ever-increasing range of uses of computers, Joseph Weizenbaum’s investigation continues to raise searching questions into the implications and effects of computers.

Daniel C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained

November 7th, 2003  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Daniel C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained

Daniel C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained

In Consciousness Explained, Daniel C. Dennett reveals the secrets of one of the last remaining mysteries of the universe: the human brain.

Daniel C. Dennett’s now-classic book blends philosophy, psychology and neuroscience — with the aid of numerous examples and thought-experiments — to explore how consciousness has evolved, and how a modern understanding of the human mind is radically different from conventional explanations of consciousness.

Douglas R. Hofstadter, Daniel C. Dennett (eds.); The Mind’s I

August 28th, 2002  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Douglas R. Hofstadter, Daniel C. Dennett (eds.); The Mind’s I

Douglas R. Hofstadter, Daniel C. Dennett (eds.); The Mind’s I

From verbalizing chimpanzees to scientific speculations involving machines with souls, from the mesmerizing, mazelike fiction of Borges to the tantalizing, dreamlike fiction of Lem and his Princess Ineffable, her circuits glowing red and gold, The Mind’s I opens the mind to the Black Box of fantasy.

Douglas R. Hofstadter; Gödel, Escher, Bach

July 1st, 2002  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Douglas R. Hofstadter; Gödel, Escher, Bach

Douglas R. Hofstadter; Gödel, Escher, Bach

Hofstadter geeft een briljante en zeer oorspronkelijke interpretatie van de drie genieën, de wiskundige Gödel, de graficus Escher en de componist J.S. Bach.



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