By Herbert A. Simon
Original yr of publication: 1996; 1991 - orig. uncomplicated Books ed.
In this candid and witty autobiography, Nobel laureate Herbert A. Simon seems at his unique and sundry occupation, always asking himself even if (and how) what he discovered as a scientist is helping to provide an explanation for different elements of his existence. a super polymath in an age of accelerating specialization, Simon is a type of infrequent students whose paintings defines fields of inquiry. Crossing disciplinary strains in part a dozen fields, Simon's tale encompasses an explosion within the info sciences, the transformation of psychology by way of the information-processing paradigm, and using machine simulation for modeling the habit of hugely advanced platforms. Simon's thought of bounded rationality ended in a Nobel Prize in economics, and his paintings on development machines that imagine -- in line with the thought that human intelligence is the rule-governed manipulation of symbols -- laid conceptual foundations for the recent cognitive technology. hence, contrasting metaphors of the maze (Simon's view) and of the brain (neural nets) have ruled the factitious intelligence debate. there's additionally a hot account of his profitable marriage and of an unconsummated love affair, letters to his youngsters, columns, a quick tale, and political and private intrigue in academe.
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Models of My Life by Herbert A. Simon