Methods of Heuristics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1983-09-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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What are heuristics? Specialists from psychology, computer science & mathematics offer various perspectives that shed light on this question. Includes a chapter 'The Heuristics of George Poyla & its Relationship to Artificial Intelligence'.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Approaches to Heuristics: A Historical Reviewp. 1
Referencesp. 17
An Evolutionary Approach to Cognitive Processes and Creativity in Human Beingp. 19
Acknowledgmentsp. 35
Referencesp. 36
An Volutionary Approach to Hypothesis and Concept Formationp. 37
Referencesp. 65
Inspiration and Thinking in Mathematicsp. 69
Referencesp. 77
Heuristics and the Axiomatic Methodp. 79
Acknowledgmentp. 88
Referencesp. 88
Heuristics and Cognition in Complex Systemsp. 89
Referencesp. 107
Heuristics, Mental Programs, and Intelligencep. 109
Referencesp. 128
On Generating Procedures and Structuring Knowledgep. 131
Referencesp. 139
Guidance of Action by Knowledgep. 141
Referencesp. 151
Acknowledgmentp. 151
Informal Heuristic Principles of Motivation and Emotion in of Human Problem Solvingp. 153
Referencesp. 170
Jokes and the Logic of the Cognitive Unconsciousp. 171
Acknowledgmentsp. 192
Referencesp. 192
The Heuristic of George Polya and Its Relation to Artificial Intelligencep. 195
Referencesp. 241
Problems of Representation in Heuristic Problem Solving: Related Issues in the Development of Expert Systemsp. 245
Acknowledgmentsp. 339
Referencesp. 340
p. 342
p. 345
Toward a Theory of Heuristicsp. 351
Referencesp. 404
Author Indexp. 405
Subject Indexp. 409
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