Challenging the Computational Metaphor: Implications for How We Think

Stein, Lynn Andrea (1999) Challenging the Computational Metaphor: Implications for How We Think. [Journal (Paginated)]

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This paper explores the role of the traditional computational metaphor in our thinking as computer scientists, its influence on epistemological styles, and its implications for our understanding of cognition. It proposes to replace the conventional metaphor--a sequence of steps--with the notion of a community of interacting entities, and examines the ramifications of such a shift on these various ways in which we think.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:cognition, computer science, computer science education, cognitive robotics, interactive computation, human-computer interaction, bricolage, software engineering, sequential computation, concurrent computation, softwaredesign, sociology of science
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Language
Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
Computer Science > Robotics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:545
Deposited By: Stein, Lynn Andrea
Deposited On:28 Jun 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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