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A CALCULUS OF IDEAS : a MATHEMATICAL STUDY OF HUMAN THOUGHT, (electronic resource)

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A CALCULUS OF IDEAS : a MATHEMATICAL STUDY OF HUMAN THOUGHT
Title
A CALCULUS OF IDEAS
Title remainder
a MATHEMATICAL STUDY OF HUMAN THOUGHT
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This monograph reports a thought experiment with a mathematical structure intended to illustrate the workings of a mind. It presents a mathematical theory of human thought based on pattern theory with a graph-based approach to thinking. The method illustrated and produced by extensive computer simulations is related to neural networks. Based mainly on introspection, it is speculative rather than empirical such that it differs radically in attitude from the conventional wisdom of current cognitive science
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Grenander, Ulf
Dewey number
  • 128/.2
  • 153.0151
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Cognition
  • Cognitive science
  • Algorithms
Label
A CALCULUS OF IDEAS : a MATHEMATICAL STUDY OF HUMAN THOUGHT, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Foreword; Preface; Abstract; Contents; Part I An Architecture for the Mind; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 A Mathematical Theory of Mind?; 1.2 Substance and Change; 1.2.1 Substance; 1.2.2 Change; 1.2.3 Patterns; Chapter 2 Creating Thoughts: Algebra of Thinking; 2.1 What We Shall Do; 2.2 Judging a Mind Model; 2.3 Mental Architecture; 2.4 An Algebra of Human Thought; 2.4.1 Primitive Ideas; 2.4.2 Modalities; 2.4.3 Similarities of Ideas; 2.4.4 Compositions of Primitive Ideas; 2.4.5 Regular Thoughts; 2.4.6 Thought Patterns; 2.4.7 Completion; 2.4.8 Generalization; 2.4.9 Abstraction; 2.4.10 Caveat
  • 2.4.11 Levels, Modalities, and Arities in Mind Space2.4.12 A Concept of Concept; 2.4.13 Regularity of Mind States: Conformation of Thoughts; 2.4.14 Creation of New Ideas; 2.4.15 Patterns of Thought; 2.5 Some Thoughts in Goethe; Part II Personality of a Mind; Chapter 3 A Mind Equation; 3.1 Personality Profile; 3.1.1 The Pathological Mind; 3.1.2 An Intelligent Mind?; 3.1.3 Randomness and Thinking; 3.2 Mental Dynamics; 3.2.1 Topologies of Thinking; 3.3 Personality Profiles in Literature; 3.4 Trajectories in Mind Space; 3.5 Dynamics with Simple Moves; 3.6 Mental Dynamics with Composite Moves
  • 3.6.1 Mental Dynamics with Themes of Attention: Genres3.6.2 Mental Dynamics of Dreaming; 3.7 A Calculus of Thinking; 3.7.1 Speci.c Thoughts; 3.7.1.1 Conscious Thoughts; 3.7.1.2 Top-thoughts; 3.7.2 Generalization/Specialization Operation; 3.7.3 Encapsulation Operation; 3.7.4 Completion Operation; 3.7.5 Genre Operation; 3.7.6 Inference Process; 3.8 Birth and Death of Thoughts; 3.8.1 Competition among Unconscious Thoughts; Part III Two Personalities; Chapter 4 Building a GOLEM, a Thinking Machine; 4.1 Data Structures for the Mind; 4.1.1 Data Structures for Elementary Ideas
  • 4.1.2 Data Structures for Thoughts4.1.3 Energies of Thoughts and Genres; 4.1.4 Composite Moves; 4.2 Program Hierarchy for the Mind; 4.3 Putting It All Together; 4.4 A GOLEM Alive?; 4.4.1 Free Associations; 4.4.2 Inferential Thinking; 4.4.3 Associations Driven by Themes; 4.4.4 Continuous Thought; 4.4.5 See Created Ideas; 4.5 Drivers; 4.5.1 Generalizing Top-Ideas; 4.6 Judging the Behavior of GOLEM; 4.6.1 Analysis of a Virtual MIND; 4.7 Not Yet Implemented; 4.8 LEGACY; 4.9 Assembling Mental Pattern Parameters; 4.10 Running the LEGACY; Chapter 5 As Thinking Develops
  • 5.1 Changes in Personality Parameter5.2 Development of a Young Mind; 5.3 GOLEM Evolves; Part IV Realizing a Mind; Chapter 6 MIND and Brain; 6.1 Connect to the Brain?; 6.1.1 Simple Ideas as Building Blocks; 6.1.2 Connections between Simple Ideas; 6.1.3 Thoughts are Formed from Simple Ideas; 6.1.4 Weight and Acceptor Functions; 6.1.5 Joint Probability Measure for Thoughts; 6.1.6 Properties of SSF; 6.1.7 Updating the Personality; 6.1.8 Processing Thoughts; 6.2 A Network Example; 6.2.1 Concept Formation on the Neural Level; 6.3 Examples; 6.3.1 The p-Cliques under Free Associations
  • 6.3.2 Kantian Thinking
Control code
ocn880908814
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814383196
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880908814
Label
A CALCULUS OF IDEAS : a MATHEMATICAL STUDY OF HUMAN THOUGHT, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
  • Foreword; Preface; Abstract; Contents; Part I An Architecture for the Mind; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 A Mathematical Theory of Mind?; 1.2 Substance and Change; 1.2.1 Substance; 1.2.2 Change; 1.2.3 Patterns; Chapter 2 Creating Thoughts: Algebra of Thinking; 2.1 What We Shall Do; 2.2 Judging a Mind Model; 2.3 Mental Architecture; 2.4 An Algebra of Human Thought; 2.4.1 Primitive Ideas; 2.4.2 Modalities; 2.4.3 Similarities of Ideas; 2.4.4 Compositions of Primitive Ideas; 2.4.5 Regular Thoughts; 2.4.6 Thought Patterns; 2.4.7 Completion; 2.4.8 Generalization; 2.4.9 Abstraction; 2.4.10 Caveat
  • 2.4.11 Levels, Modalities, and Arities in Mind Space2.4.12 A Concept of Concept; 2.4.13 Regularity of Mind States: Conformation of Thoughts; 2.4.14 Creation of New Ideas; 2.4.15 Patterns of Thought; 2.5 Some Thoughts in Goethe; Part II Personality of a Mind; Chapter 3 A Mind Equation; 3.1 Personality Profile; 3.1.1 The Pathological Mind; 3.1.2 An Intelligent Mind?; 3.1.3 Randomness and Thinking; 3.2 Mental Dynamics; 3.2.1 Topologies of Thinking; 3.3 Personality Profiles in Literature; 3.4 Trajectories in Mind Space; 3.5 Dynamics with Simple Moves; 3.6 Mental Dynamics with Composite Moves
  • 3.6.1 Mental Dynamics with Themes of Attention: Genres3.6.2 Mental Dynamics of Dreaming; 3.7 A Calculus of Thinking; 3.7.1 Speci.c Thoughts; 3.7.1.1 Conscious Thoughts; 3.7.1.2 Top-thoughts; 3.7.2 Generalization/Specialization Operation; 3.7.3 Encapsulation Operation; 3.7.4 Completion Operation; 3.7.5 Genre Operation; 3.7.6 Inference Process; 3.8 Birth and Death of Thoughts; 3.8.1 Competition among Unconscious Thoughts; Part III Two Personalities; Chapter 4 Building a GOLEM, a Thinking Machine; 4.1 Data Structures for the Mind; 4.1.1 Data Structures for Elementary Ideas
  • 4.1.2 Data Structures for Thoughts4.1.3 Energies of Thoughts and Genres; 4.1.4 Composite Moves; 4.2 Program Hierarchy for the Mind; 4.3 Putting It All Together; 4.4 A GOLEM Alive?; 4.4.1 Free Associations; 4.4.2 Inferential Thinking; 4.4.3 Associations Driven by Themes; 4.4.4 Continuous Thought; 4.4.5 See Created Ideas; 4.5 Drivers; 4.5.1 Generalizing Top-Ideas; 4.6 Judging the Behavior of GOLEM; 4.6.1 Analysis of a Virtual MIND; 4.7 Not Yet Implemented; 4.8 LEGACY; 4.9 Assembling Mental Pattern Parameters; 4.10 Running the LEGACY; Chapter 5 As Thinking Develops
  • 5.1 Changes in Personality Parameter5.2 Development of a Young Mind; 5.3 GOLEM Evolves; Part IV Realizing a Mind; Chapter 6 MIND and Brain; 6.1 Connect to the Brain?; 6.1.1 Simple Ideas as Building Blocks; 6.1.2 Connections between Simple Ideas; 6.1.3 Thoughts are Formed from Simple Ideas; 6.1.4 Weight and Acceptor Functions; 6.1.5 Joint Probability Measure for Thoughts; 6.1.6 Properties of SSF; 6.1.7 Updating the Personality; 6.1.8 Processing Thoughts; 6.2 A Network Example; 6.2.1 Concept Formation on the Neural Level; 6.3 Examples; 6.3.1 The p-Cliques under Free Associations
  • 6.3.2 Kantian Thinking
Control code
ocn880908814
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814383196
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880908814

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