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Earman John: A PRIMER ON DETERMINISM (Reidel, 1986)
Relativity enables Earman's brand of determinism (based on the notion of possible worlds), by overtaking the flaws of Newton's Physics (weakened by infinite speed of light signals). Earman explores the relationship between determinism and Turing's effective computability: Turing's ends up being just a special case of the effective computability entailed by determinism. Earman deals with randomness and chaos, free will, quantum indeterminism. Mental events must be physical because any event that occurs in space and time is physical.
Eccles John: EVOLUTION OF THE BRAIN (Routledge, 1989)
The book offers a history of human evolution, of the evolution of the hominid brain, of the evolution of speech production, of evolution of visual skills, of evolution of learning and memory. A key role is assigned to the limbic system and, in general, to the latest evolutionary additions to the human brain, the cerebral neocortex.
Eccles John: THE SELF AND ITS BRAIN (Springer, 1994)
The anti-materialist view of this book focuses on a spiritual self that is capable of controlling the materic brain and bringing about voluntary movement.
Edelman Gerald: NEURAL DARWINISM (Basic, 1987)
Edelman Gerald: TOPOBIOLOGY (Basic, 1988)
Edelman Gerald: THE REMEMBERED PRESENT (Basic, 1989)
Edelman Gerald: BRIGHT AIR BRILLIANT FIRE (Basic, 1992)
Edelman Gerald & Tononi Giulio: A UNIVERSE OF CONSCIOUSNESS (Basic, 2000)
Edelman Gerald: WIDER THAN THE SKY (Yale University Press, 2004)
Eigen Manfred & Schuster Peter: THE HYPERCYCLE (Springer Verlag, 1979)
The origin of life from inorganic matter is due to emergent processes of self-organization.
Eichenbaum, Howard: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE OF MEMORY (Oxford Univ Press, 2002)
Eigen, Manfred: STEPS TOWARDS LIFE (Oxford University Press, 1992)
Engelmore Robert: BLACKBOARD SYSTEMS (Academic Press, 1988)
All the historical papers on the subject, from Barbara Hayes-Roth to Nii. Opportunistic planning was first used in the HEARSAY system in the mid Seventies, then formalized in 1979 by Frederick and Barbara Hayes-Roth ("A cognitive model of planning").
Elman, Jeffrey et al: RETHINKING INNATENESS (MIT Press, 1996)
Epstein Richard: SEMANTIC FOUNDATIONS OF LOGIC (Kluwer Academic, 1990)
A general introduction to the most popular varieties of propositional logics. Epstein sets himself to defining his "relatedness logic", a logic which takes into account the subject matter of propositions, and "dependency logic", which, similarly, focuses on the referential content of a proposition.
Epstein Richard: SEMANTIC FOUNDATIONS OF LOGIC: PREDICATE LOGIC (Kluwer Academic, 1994)
A vast, technical introduction to predicate logic, semantics, identity, quantifiers, descriptive names, functions, second-order logic.
Eric Erickson: IDENTITY AND THE LIFE CYCLE (1959)
Estes William: CLASSIFICATION AND COGNITION (Oxford University Press, 1994)
Estes offers a psychological theory of memory organization based on categorization. Estes distinguishes classification (partitioning a set of objects in a set of groups) and categorization (partitioning plus each category implies a set of properties for its members). After an historical overview, Estes advances his core model, a combination of an array framework (in which memory interfaces with perception by means of a mechanism based on similarity and in which the association between memory and action varies according to a learning mechanism) and the product rule (by which similarity of two patterns is computed as a product of the differences between each pair of corresponding features of the two patterns). Basically, Estes adopts both a storage-retrieval model and an adaptive network model, thereby marrying cognitive psychology and connectionism.
Eysenck Michael: DICTIONARY OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (Blackwell, 1994)
Organized in 140 articles by specialists in cognitive psychology.
Eysenck Michael: PRINCIPLES OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1993)
A short introduction to the field.
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