The Things We Do: Using the Lessons of Bernard and Darwin to Understand the What, How, and Why of Our Behavior by Gary Cziko - ISBN 0262032775 - MIT Press & Gary Cziko 2000
Reading Gary Cziko earlier book Without Miracles: Universal Selection Theory and the Second Darwinian Revolution (published by MIT Press as a Bradford Book in 1995) raised from interest in universal darwinism and finding it brillant.
Draw a schema (using PmGraphViz or another solution) of the situation of the area in the studied domain before having read the book.
I. Theories of Behavior: From Psychic and Purposeful to Materialist and Purposeless
II. Purpose Without Spirit: From Constancy of the Internal Environment to Perceptual Control of the External Environment
III. Behavior and Evolution: Then and Now
IV. Bernard and Darwin Meet Behavioral Science: Implications and Applications
So in the end, it was about X and was based on Y.
Point A, B and C are debatable because of e, f and j.
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Draw a schema (using PmGraphViz or another solution) of the situation of the area in the studied domain after having read the book. Link it to the pre-reading model and align the two to help easy comparison.
Could even be a good model for relationship : you extend your circle (metaphor for homeostasis) to include someone else. One classical example is that you expect and appreciate when someone cares for you, as if his survival was mutually dependant, thus extended bernardism.
Can we consider all biotechnologies, from agriculture to bioengineering, as technology related to life and thus on managing Bernard's cycles (homeostasis)? Can it be extended to synthetic cycles like loops and recursion in programming?
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