Cognitive Science and Concepts of Mind: Toward a General Theory of Human and Artificial Intelligence


For all of recorded history prior to the second half of the twentieth century, there has been but one realm in which the cognitive processes of reasoning and problem solving, learning and discovery, language and mathematics took place. The realm of human intellect no longer has an exclusive claim on these cognitive processes--artificial intelligence represents a parallel claim. Wagman compares the two realms, focusing on each of the major components of cognition: logic, reasoning, problem-solving, language, memory, learning, and discovery. He identifies consonant and disparate modes of cognition, and develops a general theory of human and artificial intelligence.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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