John Haugeland, Mind Design II: Philosophy, Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence
ISBN: 0262082594 | edition 1997 | PDF | 440 pages | 16 mb
Mind design is the endeavor to understand mind (thinking, intellect) in terms of its design (how it is built, how it works). Unlike traditional empirical psychology, it is more oriented toward the "how" than the "what." An experiment in mind design is more likely to be an attempt to build something and make it work—as in artificial intelligence—than to observe or analyze what already exists. Mind design is psychology by reverse engineering.