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The Android Myth: How Humans Think and Why Computers Can't

Chandler, Keith A.

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ISBN 10: 0595254179 / ISBN 13: 9780595254170
Published by iUniverse, United States, 2002
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Title: The Android Myth: How Humans Think and Why ...

Publisher: iUniverse, United States

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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The Android Myth is a broadside against the notion that computers can acquire "artificial intelligence" and be able to think as humans do, even perhaps replacing humans one day. Instead of advancing his argument on purely technical grounds, the author takes the unusual approach of analyzing the evidence from paleoanthropology, archaeology and history to elucidate how humans learned to think. He then asks and answers the basic question of whether computers ever duplicate the kind of thought that the evolvement of our species has suited us for. Keith Chandler describes himself as an intellectual nomad, moving from subject to subject and pitching his tent wherever there seems to be a philosophical problem that has defied solution by conventional thinkers. However, while the subjects of his published works differ widely, they are united by his fidelity to the fundamental philosophy he calls "Mental Realism."

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Born St. Louis. Graduated Washington University, 1951, doctoral work at University of Chicago. Specialty: solving reputedly unsolvable philosophical problems. Previous books include Heart of the Rainbow, Beyond Civilization, The Mind Paradigm, and PSI: What it is and How it works.

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