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Thinking as ComputationA First Course$
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Hector J. Levesque

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016995

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016995.001.0001

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Thinking and Computation

Thinking and Computation

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(p.xxii) (p.1) 1 Thinking and Computation
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Thinking as Computation
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Levesque Hector J.

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016995.003.0001

This chapter introduces the idea of thinking as a form of computation. In the same way that digital computers perform calculations on representations of numbers, human brains perform calculations on representations of what is known. The first section reviews very briefly the notion of thinking. The second section deals with the process of computation. The third section introduces the idea of thinking as a form of computation.

Keywords:   thinking, computation, human brain

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