The second self: Computers and the human spirit

  title={The second self: Computers and the human spirit},
  author={William D. Taylor and Suzanne K. Damarin},
In The Second Self, Sherry Turkle looks at the computer not as a “tool,” but as part of our social and psychological lives; she looks beyond how we use computer games and spreadsheets to explore how the computer affects our awareness of ourselves, of one another, and of our relationship with the world. “Technology,” she writes, “catalyzes changes not only in what we do but in how we think.” First published in 1984, The Second Self is still essential reading as a primer in the psychology of… 
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Feminist Perspectives on Technology (New York: Pergamon Press, 1983), pp
  • 130–146. See also Evelyn Fox Keller, A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock
  • 1983
Philosophical Papers: Volume 1. By David Lewis
Later exchanges between Searle and the AI community are documented in Searle’s The Mystery of Consciousness (New York: New York Review of Books, 1997)
  • For a defense of the “systems reply,” also see Dennett’s “Fast Thinking” in The Intentional Stance
  • 1987
The Limits of Artificial Intelligence, 2nd
  • ed. (New York: Harper and Row, 1979). [2004: Hubert Dreyfus responded to later challenges with Mind Over Machine: The Power of Human Intuition and Expertise in the Era of the Computer, coauthored with Stuart E. Dreyfus and Tom Athanasiou
  • 1986