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LINGUIST List 25.2834

Sun Jul 06 2014

Books: Future Robots: Parisi

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Jul-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Future Robots: Parisi
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Title: Future Robots
Subtitle: Towards a robotic science of human beings
Series Title: Advances in Interaction Studies 7
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/ais.7

Author: Domenico Parisi
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270085 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270085 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270085 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204615 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204615 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204615 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This book is for both robot builders and scientists who study human behaviour and human societies. Scientists do not only collect empirical data but they also formulate theories to explain the data. Theories of human behaviour and human societies are traditionally expressed in words but, today, with the advent of the computer they can also be expressed by constructing computer-based artefacts. If the artefacts do what human beings do, the theory/blueprint that has been used to construct the artefacts explains human behaviour and human societies. Since human beings are primarily bodies, the artefacts must be robots, and human robots must progressively reproduce all we know about human beings and their societies. And, although they are purely scientific tools, they can have one very important practical application: helping human beings to better understand the many difficult problems they face today and will face in the future - and, perhaps, to find solutions for these problems.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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