A conversation is the minimum architecture which Pask claims that an entity must have for it to be able to think and learn autonomously. An understanding of this architecture is developed through a consideration of the limitations of simple systems. Conversation Theory is shown to have three dimensions: It is a theory of cognition, a theory of experimentation and a heuristics for the design of experiments. These three dimensions are discussed in turn, suggesting several respects in which Conversation Theory may have value.
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