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The Resource Sketches of thought, Vinod Goel

Sketches of thought, Vinod Goel

Label
Sketches of thought
Title
Sketches of thought
Statement of responsibility
Vinod Goel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Much of the cognitive lies beyond articulate, discursive thought, beyond the reach of current computational notions. In Sketches of Thought, Vinod Goel argues that the cognitive computational conception of the world requires our thought processes to be precise, rigid, discrete, and unambiguous; yet there are dense, ambiguous, and amorphous symbol systems, like sketching, painting, and poetry, found in the arts and much of everyday discourse that have an important, non-trivial place in cognition. Goel maintains that while on occasion our thoughts do conform to the current computational theory of mind, they often are - indeed must be - vague, fluid, ambiguous, and amorphous. He argues that if cognitive science takes the classical computational story seriously, it must deny or ignore these processes, or at least relegate them to the realm of the nonmental. Along the way, Goel makes a number of significant and controversial interim points. He shows that there is a principled distinction between design and nondesign problems, that there are standard stages in the solution of design problems, that these stages correlate with the use of different types of external symbol systems, that these symbol systems are usefully individuated in Nelson Goodman's syntactic and semantic terms, and that different cognitive processes are facilitated by different types of symbol systems
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goel, Vinod
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF316.6
LC item number
.G64 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mental representation
  • Symbolism (Psychology)
  • Cognitive science
  • Pensée
  • Cognition
  • Sciences cognitives
  • SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Cognitive science
  • Mental representation
  • Symbolism (Psychology)
  • Filosofie van de geest
  • Probleemoplossing
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Processos cognitivos
  • Pensamento
Label
Sketches of thought, Vinod Goel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Bradford book."
  • Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Berkeley, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From mental representations to computation -- Entailments of the computational theory of mind -- A framework for studying design -- Cognitive processes involved in design problem solving -- A cognitive science analysis of designers' representations -- Goodman's analysis of symbol systems -- Virtues of non-notational symbol systems -- The role of sketching in design problem solving -- Implications for the computational theory of mind -- Appendix A Methodological details of study 1: Structure of design problem spaces -- Appendix B Methodological details of study 2: The role of sketching in design problem solving
Control code
42328781
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262273985
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6270
  • 9780262273985
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42328781
Label
Sketches of thought, Vinod Goel
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Bradford book."
  • Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Berkeley, 1991
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-274) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From mental representations to computation -- Entailments of the computational theory of mind -- A framework for studying design -- Cognitive processes involved in design problem solving -- A cognitive science analysis of designers' representations -- Goodman's analysis of symbol systems -- Virtues of non-notational symbol systems -- The role of sketching in design problem solving -- Implications for the computational theory of mind -- Appendix A Methodological details of study 1: Structure of design problem spaces -- Appendix B Methodological details of study 2: The role of sketching in design problem solving
Control code
42328781
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262273985
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 6270
  • 9780262273985
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42328781

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