Intelligent Systems And Their Societies Walter Fritz

 

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Persons as Intelligent Systems

 

Here we look at persons as intelligent systems, with their main objectives. We review the fundamental mechanisms of the human mind, mental methods, the role of emotions, the conscious and unconscious mind. We look at the possibility of developing philosophy as a hard science

 

Fundamental Mechanisms of the Brain
Here you will find explanations of the mechanisms underlying all brain activity. This is not the mind itself, but those mechanisms needed so the mind can function.
For details see Fundamental Mechanisms (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

Do we think with words?
A baby, before it learns words of some language, can already think (though it is still learning to think better). Sometimes it acts reasonably.
This shows that we do not think with words, we express our thoughts with words.
We think with a certain pattern of inputs and outputs of a group of neurons. Some artificial brains think with action rules, that have concepts as input and as output.

 

Objectives of Human Beings
Survival is the main objective of all animals. Even in human beings, survival is the main, though unconscious, main objective.
Have a look at the details here (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

Happiness
Are you happy or unhappy?
See here the reason for Happiness (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

Emotions And Energy
Persons need a balance of positive and negative emotions to function well. Incidentally, what is the function of emotions?
See Emotions And Energy (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

Learned Mental Activity
Apart from some few elementary activities, like crying, sucking and grabbing, absolutely all that we know how to do, we have learned.
Have a look at our Learned Mental Activities (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

Mental Methods And Chains of Response Rules: Habits
When we have learned simple activities, we use them to build up more complicated activities. Once we have learned these, and are successful in using them, we store them; they become our habits.
See Mental Methods And Chains of Response Rules: Habits (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

Mindscapes
Mindscapes a very abstract response rules. They are quite general ways that we use to look at the world and to act.
Here is an explanation Mindscapes (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

Sleep
During sleep we review experiences and learn more generalized response rules. See Sleeping. (For continuous reading, like a book - do not enter here now)..

 

Miscellaneous Observations on the Human Mind
Here you will find many interesting observations on the human mind: Why do we mostly act foolishly during disasters? What is the conscious and the unconscious part of our minds? Can we have an inspiration on absolutely any subject? Why are apparently long dreams really so short? Is "classic logic" a good representation of our thinking process? What are the effects of learning on the size of our brains? Can the knowledge of intelligent systems help psychoanalysis? What is the fundamental difference between human beings and animals?
Find the answers to all these questions in Miscellaneous Observations on the Human Mind (Enter for continuous reading, like a book).

 

We have looked at a number of properties of the human being, always regarding them as intelligent systems. This gave us a new and interesting view of them. Possibly, we have even gained some new insights into the workings of the human brain.

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Last Edited 20 August 2012 / Walter Fritz
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