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The construction of reality

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In this book, Michael Arbib, a researcher in artificial intelligence and brain theory, joins forces with Mary Hesse, a philosopher of science, to present an integrated account of how humans 'construct' reality through interaction with the social and physical world around them. The book is a major expansion of the Gifford Lectures delivered by the authors at the University of Edinburgh in the autumn of 1983. The authors reconcile a theory of the individual's construction of reality as a network of schemas 'in the head' with an account of the social construction of language, science, ideology and religion to provide an integrated schema-theoretic view of human knowledge. The authors still find scope for lively debate, particularly in their discussion of free will and of the reality of God. The book integrates an accessible exposition of background information with a cumulative marshalling of evidence to address fundamental questions concerning human action in the world and the nature of ultimate reality.
Hardback book with dustjacket. The dustjacket is sunned on the spine and has signs of wear around the edges. On the lower end of the spine there is also has an orange sticker with the letters 'ARB' written on it and sellotaped on. The ffep has been torn out. The boards are of blue cloth with silver gilt titling.

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Author(s):
Michael A. Arbib & Mary B. Hesse
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 15.5 cm
EAN-13:
9780521326896
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521326896
ISBN-13:
9780521326896
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
286
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The construction of reality

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In this book, Michael Arbib, a researcher in artificial intelligence and brain theory, joins forces with Mary Hesse, a philosopher of science, to present an integrated account of how humans 'construct' reality through interaction with the social and physical world around them. The book is a major expansion of the Gifford Lectures delivered by the authors at the University of Edinburgh in the autumn of 1983. The authors reconcile a theory of the individual's construction of reality as a network of schemas 'in the head' with an account of the social construction of language, science, ideology and religion to provide an integrated schema-theoretic view of human knowledge. The authors still find scope for lively debate, particularly in their discussion of free will and of the reality of God. The book integrates an accessible exposition of background information with a cumulative marshalling of evidence to address fundamental questions concerning human action in the world and the nature of ultimate reality.
Hardback book with dustjacket. The dustjacket is sunned on the spine and has signs of wear around the edges. On the lower end of the spine there is also has an orange sticker with the letters 'ARB' written on it and sellotaped on. The ffep has been torn out. The boards are of blue cloth with silver gilt titling.

Author(s):
Michael A. Arbib & Mary B. Hesse
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 15.5 cm
EAN-13:
9780521326896
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521326896
ISBN-13:
9780521326896
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
286
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
The construction of reality

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