The Sciences of the Artificial
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By (author) Herbert A. Simon
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Sciences of the Artificial by Herbert A. Simon
Book DescriptionContinuing his exploration of the organization of complexity and the science of design, this new edition of Herbert Simon's classic work on artificial intelligence adds a chapter that sorts out the current themes and tools -- chaos, adaptive systems, genetic algorithms -- for analyzing complexity and complex systems. There are updates throughout the book as well. These take into account important advances in cognitive psychology and the science of design while confirming and extending the book's basic thesis: that a physical symbol system has the necessary and sufficient means for intelligent action. The chapter "Economic Reality" has also been revised to reflect a change in emphasis in Simon's thinking about the respective roles of organizations and markets in economic systems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262691918
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Experts from diverse fields, including artificial life, cognitive science, economics, developmental and evolutionary biology, and the arts, discuss modularity.
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Best-selling author and Nobel Laureate, Professor Herbert Simon traces the development and future of microeconomics.
New Professor's Handbook, Paperback (June 2007)
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Models of Bounded Rationality and Other Topics in Economics, Hardback (September 1997)» View all books by Herbert A. Simon
The author's central aim is to explain the nature of the thought processes that people use in making decisions. This collection of his writings considers this concept on an economic-related theme. Included are examinations of the modelling of the economic sytems, and behavioural economics.
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Author Biography - Herbert A. Simon
Herbert Simon is Professor of Psychology at Carnegie-Mellon University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 1978.
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