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Author Kowalski, Robert.

Title Computational logic and human thinking : how to be artificially intelligent / Robert Kowalski.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 310 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Logic on the underground -- 2. The psychology of logic -- 3. The fox and the crow -- 4. Search -- 5. Negation as failure -- 6. How to become a British citizen -- 7. The louse and the Mars explorer -- 8. Maintenance goals as the driving force of life -- 9. The meaning of life -- 10. Abduction -- 11. The prisoner's dilemma -- 12. Motivations matter -- 13. The changing world -- 14. Logic and objects -- 15. Biconditionals -- 16. Computational logic and the selection task -- 17. Meta-logic -- Conclusions of the book.
Summary "The practical benefits of computational logic need not be limited to mathematics and computing. As this book shows, ordinary people in their everyday lives can profit from the recent advances that have been developed for artificial intelligence. The book draws upon related developments in various fields from philosophy to psychology and law. It pays special attention to the integration of logic with decision theory, and the use of logic to improve the clarity and coherence of communication in natural languages such as English. This book is essential reading for teachers and researchers who may be out of touch with the latest developments in computational logic. It will also be useful in any undergraduate course that teaches practical thinking, problem solving or communication skills. Its informal presentation makes the book accessible to readers from any background, but optional, more formal, chapters are also included for those who are more technically oriented"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Computational intelligence.
Logic, Symbolic and mathematical -- Famous problems.
Rhetoric -- Mathematics.
Communication -- Philosophy.
Critical thinking.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kowalski, Robert. Computational logic and human thinking. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521194822 (DLC) 2011002461 (OCoLC)703104460
ISBN 9781139101417 (electronic bk.)
1139101412 (electronic bk.)
9781139099400 (electronic bk.)
113909940X (electronic bk.)
9780511984747 (electronic bk.)
051198474X (electronic bk.)
9781139103213 (e-book)
1139103210 (e-book)
9781283306980 (Myilibrary)
1283306980 (Myilibrary)
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