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In this paper, Fodor & Pylyshyn's (1987) critique of Connectionism will be examined. It is worth considering this paper in some detail, since it represents the first comprehensive attack on Connectionism from within Cognitive Science. We shall begin by presenting a summary of the disagreement...
This paper traces the origin of intelligence in biological organisms, thought of as negative entropy systems, relating it to both perception and mobility. A distinction is made between behaviour which is a function of an animal's beliefs about its circumstances, and behaviour which is related to...
Cognitive science may be loosely described as the activity of trying to model aspects of human behaviour upon a computer. It has emerged as a blending of the techniques of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology but these two disciplines have different, and incompatible, philosophies....
It is argued that formal semantics, in the model-theoretic style pioneered by Tarski, is appropriate for specifying the meanings of the compositional component of artificial formal languages but not of natural languages. Since computer programming languages are both formal and artificial, formal...
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