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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1017/S0890060411000023|
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The subject of this paper is design intentionality. The paper is concerned with the property of the mind to hold intentional states (its capacity to represent or reflect existing and nonexisting realities) and with the way that these mental states are constructed during design tasks. The aim is to develop a mathematical theory of design intentionality, capturing the structures and processes that characterize an intentional system with the mental ability to address design tasks. The philosophical notion of intentionality is approached methodologically from a complexity theoretic perspective. More specifically, the focus is placed on the mathematical characterization of the organizational complexity of intentional states and the type of phase transitions that occur on the mental states of an intentional system during design tasks. The paper uses category theory in order to build a framework that is able to mathematically capture the meaning of these notions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 Cambridge University Press|
|Keywords:||category theory; complexity; design intentionality; philosophy of mind; semantics|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
|Depositing User:||Theodore Zamenopoulos|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jan 2012 11:04|
|Last Modified:||26 Feb 2016 03:37|
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