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Induction: Processes of Inference: Processes of Inference, Learning and Discovery (Bradford Books) Paperback – 2 Mar 1989

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"A broad, sweeping inquiry of what concepts are, what learning is, and how it can take place at all... Induction is a deep synthesis of epistemology, evolution and computation. This path-breaking treatise will undoubtedly come to be recognized as a major step toward an interdisciplinary explanation of mentality" Douglas Hofstadter

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John Holland is Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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A must for knowledge workers! 5 May 2003
By S. van Diessen - Published on Amazon.com
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This book should be 'the bible' for everyone involved in knowledge management processes. Holland, as one of the complexity theory founders, decribes the essentials of how complex adaptive rules, in relation to the variability of the environment, determine knowledge dynamics and learning capabilities.
Key message of the book is the way that processes of induction, both cognitive and subcognitive, determine rule making, rule adaptation and environment modeling.
With this work Holland (et al.) was the first to close the gap between cognition, complex adaptive systems and knowledge processing. He also provides a sound computational base for the theories presented, opening possibilities for implementation of 'the induction theory' in real world applications.
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I wish I had read this book years ago. It help in my quest (research) to understand the Recognition process.
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