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What is a Rule of Mind?

  • R. J. Nelson
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 155)

Abstract

There are rules of thumb, rules of law, rules of games, rules of habit (he does this as a rule) and rules of strategy at least, and they differ one from the other. What is a rule of mind? Well, it is similar to a rule of logic, but not the same in its governing. A good way to introduce and elaborate the idea is to trace its history. What I shall have to say is incomplete. Attributions I make as to the origin of the idea are subject to correction by historical scholars — if and when they decide to turn to the subject.

Keywords

Turing Machine Finite Automaton Recursive Rule Universal Machine Universal Turing Machine 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Nelson
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  1. 1.Truman P. Handy Professor of PhilosophyCase Western Reserve UniversityUSA

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