Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Asa H and associationism

At a conference a few weeks ago a colleague suggested to me that Asa was a software implementation of Hume's associationism.  While I agreed in part I did point out that a lot more was also going on in Asa H besides association.  See, for example, my website, cognitive scientist, theory of thought and mind. I referred him instead to John H. Andreae's work.

 But the Asa H experiments ARE relevant to philosophy (as described in many of my blogs).  According to David Hume the "self" is "...a bundle or collection of different perceptions which succeed each other..."  This is exactly what Asa's concept of its self is as I've described while it's been evolving.

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