body and mind ? a new view of intelligence … AI Lab University of Zurich

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How the Body Shapes the Way We think

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich


How the Body Shapes the Way We Think

“A New View of Intelligence
Rolf Pfeifer and Josh C. Bongard
“Foreword by Rodney Brooks, MIT Press 2007

“Rolf Pfeifer and Josh Bongard demonstrate that thought is not independent of the body but is tightly constrained, and at the same time enabled, by it. They argue that the kinds of thoughts we are capable of have their foundation in our embodiment–in our morphology and the material properties of our bodies.” . . . (full article/MIT Press)

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Newcomb’s commentary:  “The fundamental fact about the Greek was that he had to use his mind. The ancient priests had said, “Thus far and no farther. We set the limits of thought.” The Greek said, “All things are to be examined and called into question. There are no limits set on thought.”” Edith Hamilton



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