Complexity and the Function of Mind in Nature

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 29, 1996 - Science - 328 pages
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This book is a further contribution to the series Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology. It is an ambitious attempt to explain the relationship between intelligence and environmental complexity, and in so doing to link philosophy of mind to more general issues about the relations between organisms and environments, and to the general pattern of "externalist" explanations. This is a highly original philosophical project that will appeal to a broad swath of philosophers, especially those working in the philosophy of biology, philosophy of mind, and epistemology.

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This book comes in two parts, the first part is more philosophy based, and the second part is largely a mathematical treatment of genetics. The main thesis of the book is that complexity arises within ... Read full review

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Peter Godfrey-Smith is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of "Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science" and "Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection".

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