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A Recursive Vision by Peter Harries-Jones

Title A Recursive Vision
Author Peter Harries-Jones
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 1995-01-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 358
ISBN 0802075916
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gregory Bateson was one of the most original social scientists of this century. He is widely known as author of key ideas used in family therapy - including the well-known condition called 'double bind' . He was also one of the most influential figures in cultural anthropology. In the decade before his death in 1980 Bateson turned toward a consideration of ecology. Standard ecology concentrates on an ecosystem's biomass and on energy budgets supporting life. Bateson came to the conclusion that understanding ecological organization requires a complete switch in scientific perspective. He reasoned that ecological phenomena must be explained primarily through patterns of information and that only through perceiving these informational patterns will we uncover the elusive unity, or integration, of ecosystems. Bateson believed that relying upon the materialist framework of knowledge dominant in ecological science will deepen errors of interpretation and, in the end, promote eco-crisis. He saw recursive patterns of communication as the basis of order in both natural and human domains. He conducted his investigation first in small-scale social settings; then among octopus, otters, and dolphins. Later he took these investigations to the broader setting of evolutionary analysis and developed a framework of thinking he called 'an ecology of mind.' Finally, his inquiry included an ecology of mind in ecological settings - a recursive epistemology. This is the first study of the whole range of Bateson's ecological thought - a comprehensive presentaionof Bateson's matrix of ideas. Drawing on unpublished letters and papers, Harries-Jones clarifies themes scattered throughout Bateson's own writings, revealing the conceptual consistency inherent in Bateson's position, and elaborating ways in which he pioneered aspects of late twentieth-century thought.

Upside Down Gods by Peter Harries-Jones

Title Upside Down Gods
Author Peter Harries-Jones
Publisher Fordham Univ Press
Release Date 2016-05-02
Category Science
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9780823270361
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Science’s conventional understanding of environment as an inert material resource underlies our unwillingness to acknowledge the military-industrial role in ongoing ecological catastrophes. In a crucial challenge to modern science’s exclusive attachment to materialist premises, Bateson reframed culture, psychology, biology, and evolution in terms of feedback and communication, fundamentally altering perception of our relationship with nature. This intellectual biography covers the whole trajectory of Bateson’s career, from his first anthropological work alongside Margaret Mead through the continuing relevance of his late forays into biosemiotics. Harries-Jones shows how the sum of Bateson’s thinking across numerous fields turns our notions of causality upside down, providing a moral divide between sustainable creativity and our current biocide.

Title A Computational Model of Grid Cells based on a Recursive Growing Neural Gas
Author Jochen Kerdels
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date 2016-03-07
Category Science
Total Pages 276
ISBN 9783739239392
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The entorhinal cortex of rat contains neurons, called "grid cells", that exhibit a very peculiar behavior. Discovered about a decade ago, the activity of these cells was found to correlate with the allocentric position of the animal by forming a regular, hexagonal lattice of firing fields across the entire environment. Due to this unusual behavior and the proximity of the entorhinal cortex to other brain regions that also contain cells with spatially correlated activity grid cells are commonly recognized as an important element of a neuronal system for navigation. Existing computational models of grid cells share this view and typically describe the behavior of grid cells as a path integration component of such a system. This work presents a new, complementary computational model of grid cells. In contrast to existing models it does not assume that grid cells are a specialized component of a navigational system. Instead, it assumes that the activity of grid cells reflects a general principle by which neurons in higher order parts of the cortex process information. The proposed model extends the growing neural gas approach by Bernd Fritzke into a recursive algorithm that describes the joint behavior of grid cells in a group as well as the processes within each individual cell. The work demonstrates that the chosen approach is able to model the characteristic behavior of grid cells and other cells, that also exhibit grid cell-like firing patterns but whose activity does not correlate with the animal's location in the environment.

Title Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1999
Category Artificial intelligence
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015048120870
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Cultural Psychology of Recursive Processes
Author Zachary Beckstead
Publisher IAP
Release Date 2015-05-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781681230207
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cultural Psychology of Recursivity illustrates how recursivity, often neglected in the social sciences, can be an important concept for illuminating meaningmaking processes. Recusrivity is a fascinating though abstract concept with a wide array of often incompatible definitions. Rooted in mathematics and linguistics, this book brings recursion and recursive processes to the foreground of psychological processes. One unifying claim among the diverse chapters in this book is that recursion and recursive processes are at the core of complex social and psychological processes. Recursion is bound up with the notion of returning, reexamining, reflecting and circling back, and these processes allow for human beings to simultaneously distance themselves from the hereandnow settings (by imaging the past and future) while being immersed in them. The objective of this book is not simply to celebrate the complexity of human living, but to extend the notion of recursion, recursivity and recursive processes into the realm of social and psychological processes beyond the arenas in which these ideas have currently thrived. Cultural Psychology of Recursivity shows that in spite of the difficulty in defining recursivity, selfreferencing (looping), transformation (generativity), complexity, and holism constitute its core characteristics and provide the basis for which authors in this book explore and elaborate this concept. Still, each contribution has its own unique take on recursivity and how it is applied to their phenomenon of investigation. Chapters in this book examine how recursive processes are related to and basic aspects of play and ritual, imitation, identity exploration, managing stigma, and commemorative practices. This book is intended for psychologists, sociologists, and mathematicians. Use of the book in postgraduate and graduate level of university teaching is expected in seminar format teaching occasions.

Title Handbook of Computer Vision Algorithms in Image Algebra
Author Gerhard X. Ritter
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 1996-05-02
Category Computers
Total Pages 360
ISBN UOM:49015002374982
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A reference for programmers in image algebra. This book is designed as an introduction to the basic concepts of image algebra enabling engineers and scientists of any level to gain an understanding of the topic

Title Education from a Whiteheadian Point of View
Author Anonim
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date 2019-03-28
Category Education
Total Pages 472
ISBN 9781527532250
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The basic aims of contemporary thinking in education are to cultivate a proper comprehension of the meaning and purpose of education and the role of the teacher, and to develop adequate theoretical and methodological frameworks that combine some of the positive sides of the leading theories, while avoiding their disadvantages. Toward these ends, one excellent candidate for consideration is Alfred North Whitehead’s (1861-1947) process-relational philosophy of education, as set forth in The Aims of Education (1929) and elsewhere. The contributors to this volume analyze Whitehead’s philosophy of education in a detailed and critical fashion, including inquiring into the development of cycle-based approaches to education, like Whitehead’s, in intellectual history as well as its potential objective bases. They also demonstrate how this relates to, and can be integrated with, other leading theories of education and contemporary pedagogical thinking, and identify avenues for its positive, practical application in schooling across the globe as well as in scientific research. The book further critically evaluates current educational practices and the organization of educational institutions in this light and the effectiveness of teaching strategies that are founded upon some of its principles, while also exploring the ramifications of its selection and application in education for society in general, as well as for our common civilizational aspirations, including humanity’s addressing of global problems, such as the ecological crisis. In addition, the volume also serves to lay some of the groundwork for its potential further development.

Title Fractals of Brain Fractals of Mind
Author Earl Mac Cormac
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date 1996-06-28
Category Psychology
Total Pages 359
ISBN 9789027284891
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collective volume is the first to discuss systematically what are the possibilities to model different aspects of brain and mind functioning with the formal means of fractal geometry and deterministic chaos. At stake here is not an approximation to the way of actual performance, but the possibility of brain and mind to implement nonlinear dynamic patterns in their functioning. The contributions discuss the following topics (among others): the edge-of-chaos dynamics in recursively organized neural systems and in intersensory interaction, the fractal timing of the neural functioning on different scales of brain networking, aspects of fractal neurodynamics and quantum chaos in novel biophysics, the fractal maximum-power evolution of brain and mind, the chaotic dynamics in the development of consciousness, etc. It is suggested that the ‘margins’ of our capacity for phenomenal experience, are ‘fractal-limit phenomena’. Here the possibilities to prove the plausibility of fractal modeling with appropriate experimentation and rational reconstruction are also discussed. A conjecture is made that the brain vs. mind differentiation becomes possible, most probably, only with the imposition of appropriate symmetry groups implementing a flowing interface of features of local vs. global brain dynamics. (Series B)

Angels Fear by Gregory Bateson

Title Angels Fear
Author Gregory Bateson
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 1988
Category Psychology, Religious
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0712619151
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Understanding Gregory Bateson by Noel G. Charlton

Title Understanding Gregory Bateson
Author Noel G. Charlton
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 2010-03-25
Category Science
Total Pages 292
ISBN 9780791478271
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Introduction to Gregory Bateson’s unique perspective on the relationship of humanity to the natural world.

Book Of Vision Quest by Steven Foster

Title Book Of Vision Quest
Author Steven Foster
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 1989-01-20
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780671761899
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Blending numerous heritages, wisdoms, and teachings, this powerfully wrought book encourages people to take charge of their lives, heal themselves, and grow. Movingly rendered, The Book of the Vision Quest is for all who long for renewal and personal transformation. In this revised edition—with two new chapters and added tales from vision questers—Steven Foster recounts his experiences guiding contemporary seekers. He recreates an ancient rite of passage—that of “dying,” “passing through,” and “being reborn”—known as a vision quest. A sacred ceremony that culminates in a three-day, three-night fast, alone, in a place of natural power, the vision quest is a mystical, practical, and intensely personal journey of self-knowledge.

Title Vision Devotion and Self Representation in Late Medieval Art
Author Alexa Sand
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2014-03-31
Category Art
Total Pages 428
ISBN 9781107032224
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book focuses on one of the most attractive yet poorly understood features of late-medieval manuscript illumination: the portrait of the book owner at prayer within the pages of her own prayer-book. Beguiling because they appear to offer a direct view into the lives of medieval individuals - especially women - these are in fact religiously loaded images. They concern themselves with the relationship between visible images, visionary experience, and God's omnipresent vision, and thus strike at the very core of medieval Christian concerns about salvation and the efficacy of prayer.

Computer Vision And Pattern Recognition by Calif.) Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (1989 : San Diego

Title Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Author Calif.) Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (1989 : San Diego
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989
Category Pattern recognition systems
Total Pages 693
ISBN 0818689528
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Computer Vision ACCV
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1998
Category Computer vision
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015043211211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Recursive Universe by William Poundstone

Title The Recursive Universe
Author William Poundstone
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2013-06-19
Category Science
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9780486490984
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This fascinating popular science journey explores key concepts in information theory in terms of Conway's "Game of Life" program. The author explains the application of natural law to a random system and demonstrates the necessity of limits. Other topics include the limits of knowledge, paradox of complexity, Maxwell's demon, Big Bang theory, and much more. 1985 edition.

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Title Recursion
Author Blake Crouch
Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Release Date 2019
Category FICTION
Total Pages 329
ISBN 9781524759780
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York City cop Barry Sutton investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome-- a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. Neuroscientist Helena Smith dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious moments of our pasts. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. Together they face a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. Memory makes reality-- and the force is beginning to unmake the world as we know it. -- adapted from jacket.

Title Geometric Methods in Computer Vision
Author Baba C. Vemuri
Publisher Society of Photo Optical
Release Date 1991
Category Computers
Total Pages 403
ISBN UOM:39015023851101
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Riemannian Computing in Computer Vision
Author Pavan K. Turaga
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2015-11-09
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 391
ISBN 9783319229577
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book presents a comprehensive treatise on Riemannian geometric computations and related statistical inferences in several computer vision problems. This edited volume includes chapter contributions from leading figures in the field of computer vision who are applying Riemannian geometric approaches in problems such as face recognition, activity recognition, object detection, biomedical image analysis, and structure-from-motion. Some of the mathematical entities that necessitate a geometric analysis include rotation matrices (e.g. in modeling camera motion), stick figures (e.g. for activity recognition), subspace comparisons (e.g. in face recognition), symmetric positive-definite matrices (e.g. in diffusion tensor imaging), and function-spaces (e.g. in studying shapes of closed contours).