Cognitive Mechanics: Natural Intelligence Beyond Biology and Computation

Jon Doyle

Framing traditional disputes between computational and biological approaches to understanding cognition in terms of a divide between natural and engineering inspirations artificially restricts the notion of nature to biology. One need not restrict natural inspiration to biology, however. One can find common ground between the two approaches in mechanics, which underlies and provides important extensions to both conceptions.

Submitted: Sep 11, 2008