"Might some of our doings actually be our representings? What if our basic grip on the world consisted in these representing deeds rather than in passive inner recapitulations prone to miss their mark? Rowlands' careful defense of this thought-provoking and original thesis opens up brand new territory, bringing work on embodied and extended cognition into contact with models of content, meaning, and action. Here is one of those rare books that might actually change the way philosophers and cognitive scientists think."--Andy Clark, Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
"In Representation and Behavior, Fred Keijzer first carefully dissects, and then critically challenges, one of the deep mainstays of cognitive scientific explanation: the appeal to internal representations in the explanation of intelligent behavior. Keijzer's treatment is fair and balanced, yet pulls no punches. A treat for anyone who wonders about the likely shape of a mature science of the mind."--Andy Clark, Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
"Human-computer interaction meets philosophical treatments of embodiment. The result: a foundational study of living and acting in a wired world. And a rare achievement too: a readable and engaging book which manages to be both sensible and groundbreaking at the same time."--Andy Clark, Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
"Where the Action Is provides intellectual foundations for the emerging movement that makes people, and not machines, central to the process of design. With a clarity and thoughtfulness that make hard ideas easy, Paul Dourish's book will only increase in importance as the social nature of computing becomes evident to a new generation of technologists."--Philip E. Agre, Department of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
"Engagingly written...." R. Keith Sawyer Philosophical Psychology
"Important reading for anyone engaged in designing computer-based systems to support human activities... full of interesting ideas and insights." Richard Mateosian IEEE Micro
"In this beautifully written book, Paul Dourish synthesizes conceptual resources drawn from across the humanities, social and computing sciences, in a way that is generative for our thinking about human/artifact relations. He surveys an intellectual terrain that provides both theoretical and practical support for new forms of engagement across the disciplines, and with the objects of creative technical practice. This book will be a resource not only for designers in human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work but also for scholars of science and technology interested in understanding those worlds from a deeply insightful, reflective practitioner's point of view."--Lucy Suchman, Professor, Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, UKPlease note: Too late to appear on book jacket.
"Important reading for anyone engaged in designing computer-based systems to support human activities...full of interesting ideas and insights." Richard Mateosian IEEE Micro
"Vision and Mind presents a case-study in constructive, empirically informed philosophical debate. This volume collects 23 major contributions covering a wide spectrum of approaches, from orthodox constructivism to ecological psychology, enactionism and beyond. It's essential reading for anyone interested in the nature of perception, the function of vision and the way the human mind makes contact with the world."--Andy Clark, Department of Philosophy, University of EdinburghPlease note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote. Note change in affiliation. Thanks.
"Action packed and brimming with new ideas, provocative illustrations and clearly laid-out arguments, *Action in Perception* is a landmark contribution to the emerging science and philosophy of the embodied mind. Pursuing the idea that perceiving is a way of acting rooted in a certain kind of implicit understanding, Noë tackles everything from phenomenology to the philosophy of content and consciousness. Empirically sensitive while remaining genuinely philosophical in scope and execution, this book is essential reading for philosophers of mind, cognitive scientists of all stripes and persuasions, and anyone interested in the nature of perception, thought and action."--Andy Clark, Department of Philosophy, University of EdinburghPlease note: The second sentence may be omitted for space reasons.