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The Mechanical Mind in History$
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Phil Husbands, Owen Holland, and Michael Wheeler

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262083775

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262083775.001.0001

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Introduction: The Mechanical Mind

Introduction: The Mechanical Mind

(p.1) 1 Introduction: The Mechanical Mind
The Mechanical Mind in History

Philip Husbands

Michael Wheeler

Owen Holland

The MIT Press

This introductory chapter puts the contributions to this book into the wider context of the history of mind as machine. This is not intended to be a comprehensive history, or anything like it, but is merely a sketch that helps to show how the chapters relate to each other and to the central themes of the book. This volume offers a wide range of original material, with some emphasis on underexplored areas, such as British cybernetics, and the relationship between the mechanical mind and the arts. It is intended to complement more specific histories as well as more general surveys of the field.

Keywords:   history of mind, intelligent machines, British cybernetics, mechanical mind, arts

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