Basics

After lurking for a week and even after doing an AltaVista search on
"purposive behavior" I still don't really know what it's all driving at!
        Where can I find some basic material that doesn't sound like it was written
by an adherant for adherants?

        Thanks.

Bruce Allen
Nepean (Ottawa), Ontario.

[From Rick Marken (971230.1430)]

Bruce Allen (971230)

After lurking for a week and even after doing an AltaVista search on
"purposive behavior" I still don't really know what it's all driving
at!

All we are driving at is this: purposive behavior is the control of
perception.

Where can I find some basic material that doesn't sound like it
was written by an adherant for adherants?

Have you tried the CSGNet home page at:

http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/csg/

I wrote an introductory paper for non-adherants. It's at:

http://home.earthlink.net/~rmarken/SP.html

There is also some good stuff at Bill Powers' site:

http://www.frontier.net/~powers_w

Ed Ford's site:

http://www.edford.com/

(see in particular the papers by Tom Bourbon)

Of course, the best stuff is a my site:

http://home.earthlink.net/~rmarken/

You might also just ask questions; maybe we could help. It would
also be nice to know why _you_ are interested in purposive behavior,
what you would like to know about purposive behavior and what you
already know about it.

Best

Rick

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Life Learning Associates e-mail: rmarken@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~rmarken

[From Bruce Gregory (971230.2105 EST)]

After lurking for a week and even after doing an AltaVista search on
"purposive behavior" I still don't really know what it's all driving at!
       Where can I find some basic material that doesn't sound like it was

written

by an adherant for adherants?

       Thanks.

Bruce Allen
Nepean (Ottawa), Ontario.

I'm sorry, but this net has exceeded its allowable number of subscribers named
"Bruce". If you would be so good as to change your name (almost anything is
acceptable except Bill or Rick) we will be delighted to answer your questions.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Bruce

[From Bruce Nevin (971230.2105 EST)]

Bruce Gregory (971230.2105 EST) --

       Where can I find some basic material ... ?

       Thanks.

Bruce Allen

I'm sorry, but this net has exceeded its allowable number of subscribers

named

"Bruce". If you would be so good as to change your name (almost anything is
acceptable except Bill or Rick) we will be delighted to answer your

questions.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Bruce

Hm. "Bruce" is a unit of measure in the citrus-growing industry. My mother
used to work in a citrus packing plant in Florida, and got some amusement
out of this. A Bruce is a crate of oranges. So maybe it's a collective term.

Etymologically, it's a thorny hedge. Might not want to tangle with one.

You're reporting the over-quota error. If you're the comparator for this
perception, "number of Bruces in CSG," what higher-level control system
sets the reference level? With what effect on its perceptual input?

Maybe it's not a quota; maybe it's a quorum. Have you checked your specs
lately?

Maybe it's not a LIFO queue; maybe it's FIFO. In that case, should I change
my name to BEN?

  Bruce Nevin

Thanks. I'll do that.

Myrexsw wrote:

i.kurtzer (971230)

>After lurking for a week and even after doing an AltaVista search on
>"purposive behavior" I still don't really know what it's all driving at!
> Where can I find some basic material that doesn't sound like it was
written
>by an adherant for adherants?
>
I would suggest doing a Websearch for Rick Marken.
You should be able to reach his demos and if you're equiped with JAVA then

your

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can run the demos yourself.

i.