The Reality of the Artificial

Nature, Technology and Naturoids

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ISBN: 978-3-642-29678-9 (Print) 978-3-642-29679-6 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Daedalus and Icarus

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      Pages 9-12

      Artificiality and Naturoids

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      Pages 13-16

      Duplicating Reality

  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17

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      Pages 19-22

      The First Step: Observation

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      Pages 23-26

      Observation and Representations

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      Pages 27-29

      The Exemplar and Its Definition

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      Pages 31-36

      Essentiality of Things

  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 37-37

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      Pages 39-45

      The Mind Reduces Complexity, Reality Does Not Make Discounts

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      Pages 47-51

      The Problem of Synthesis

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      Pages 53-59

      Transfiguration

  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61

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      Pages 63-67

      Classification of Naturoids

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      Pages 69-73

      Automatisms and Naturoids

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      Pages 75-81

      Naturoids in Real Contexts: Bionic Man and Robots

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      Pages 83-85

      The Challenge of Complexity

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      Pages 87-92

      Illusion and Compatibility

  6. Part V

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93

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      Pages 95-97

      Naturoids: Interface and Camouflage

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      Pages 99-107

      Structure or Process?

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      Pages 109-113

      Artificial Limbs: History and Current Trends

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      Pages 115-120

      The Artificial Brain

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      Pages 121-124

      Prostheses, Replacements and Surrogates

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