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The Shape of Actions: What Humans and Machines Can Do Hardcover – 9 Feb 1999


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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press (9 Feb. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262032570
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262032575
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,781,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In this unusual, challenging, interdisciplinary book, Collins andKusch have provided us with the best analysis we currently have of thedeterminants of the possibilities of automation." Donald MacKenzie , Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh

About the Author

Harry Collins is Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise, and Science at Cardiff University. He is the author of Changing Order, Gravity's Shadow, Gravity's Ghost, Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog, and other books. He is coauthor of Bad Call: Technology's Attack on Referees and Umpires and How to Fix It (MIT Press). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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5.0 out of 5 starsMachines only mimic behaviour, not human action.
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