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5.0 out of 5 stars Important and useful, 14 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Sciences of the Artificial (Paperback)
The science of the artificial can be represented by theories like control theory and game theory, Simon says. This book has not only had an influence on how to research artificial intelligence, but in recent years it has become an increasingly important reference in information systems research. Although the third edition seems to present all of Simon's wide research interestes into a unified perspective, one might sometimes wish that he had been able to explain some of the ideas more clearly by use of more instructive diagrams and formulae. Not at least for information systems researchers interested in action research should this book be of vital importance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An idol for scientists, 21 Jan 2012
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A real must for scientists. In this book Simon sets the standard of the sector and confirms himself as the father of artificial intelligence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Philosophical, interdisciplinary perspectives of human being, 2 Oct 1998
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Explores economics, management, computer science, psychology and phylosophy to understand human being and artifacts, the work of human being. Ideas presented are highly philosophical but widely applicable to the real world, especially when designing organization or large projects.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Are you altruistic and docile?, 30 Nov 2000
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Simon sheds light on the positive aspect of our bounded rationality from a biological analogy, in which, because of our bounded rationality, and because we can therefore greatly enhance our limited knowledge and skill by accepting information and advice from the social groups to which we belong, individuals who are docile �Ewho tend to accept such information and advice �Ehave a great advantage in fitness. The altruistic individual will be fitter than non-docile individual, enabling the former to more increase its capabilities for specialisation and division of work, to finally adjust themselves to achieve the desired purpose. It may be true that the altruism is an important factor in the efficacy of organizations and institutions. However, how many trials and errors will it need for us to evolve or have mutations to be so docile or altruistic? This book gives us a great hint.
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Sciences of the Artificial by Herbert Simon (Paperback - 31 Oct 1996)
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