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Collective Consciousness and its Discontents : Institutional distributed cognition, racial policy, and public health in the United States

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-387-76765-9

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This book expands a recent mathematical treatment of the Baars model of individual consciousness to an institutional venue in which multiple ‘Global Workspaces’ cooperate, communicate, and compete. The result is an expansion of Dretske’s necessary conditions communications theory approach to high level cognition.

Subject: Medicine, AIDS, American Apartheid, Bernard Baars, Public Health, Radiologieinformationssystem, cognition, consciousness, distributed cognition, information theory, mathematical model