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From Mechanisms of Adaptation to Intelligence Amplifiers: The Philosophy of W. Ross Ashby

Peter M. Asaro

in The Mechanical Mind in History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083775
eISBN:
9780262256384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083775.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter sketches an intellectual portrait of W. Ross Ashby’s thought from his earliest work on the mechanisms of intelligence in 1940 through the birth of what is now called artificial ... More


Unthinking Thought: Romance’s Wisdom

James Simpson

in Thinking Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198795148
eISBN:
9780191836497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795148.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since the scholarly recovery of Middle English romance, one pronounced judgement is that the genre fails to think. This judgement underestimates the peculiar quality of romance ‘thought’. Like the ... More


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