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Machines and Thought: The Legacy of Alan Turing, Volume I

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This is the first of two volumes of essays in commemoration of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in the theory of artificial intelligence and computer science continues to provoke wide discussion. The essays focus on three questions: What, if any, are the limits on machine "thinking"? Can a machine be genuinely intelligent? And, Might we ourselves be biological machines? Contributors include Chris Fields, Joseph Ford, Robert M. French, Anthony Galton, Robin Gandy, Clark Glymour, J. R. Lucas, Donald Michie, ...
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This is the first of two volumes of essays in commemoration of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in the theory of artificial intelligence and computer science continues to provoke wide discussion. The essays focus on three questions: What, if any, are the limits on machine "thinking"? Can a machine be genuinely intelligent? And, Might we ourselves be biological machines? Contributors include Chris Fields, Joseph Ford, Robert M. French, Anthony Galton, Robin Gandy, Clark Glymour, J. R. Lucas, Donald Michie, Peter Mott, Ajit Narayanan, Herbert A. Simon, Aaron Sloman, Ian Stewart, and Blay Whitby.
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Peter Millican is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Computer Studies at the University of Leeds. Andy Clark is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology program at Washington State University, St Louis, Missouri. He is the author of Microcognition (MIT Press 1989) and Associative Engines (MIT Press 1993).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Subcognition and the Limits of the Turing Test 11
2 Turing's Test and Conscious Thought 27
3 The Turing Test: AI's Biggest Blind Alley? 53
4 The Intentional Stance and the Imitation Game 63
5 Machine as Mind 81
6 Minds, Machines, and Godel: A Retrospect 103
7 Human versus Mechanical Intelligence 125
8 The Church-Turing Thesis: Its Nature and Status 137
9 Measurement and Computational Description 165
10 Beyond Turing Equivalence 179
11 The Demise of the Turing Machine in Complexity Theory 221
12 A Grammar-Based Approach to Common Sense Reasoning 233
13 Chaos: Its Past, Its Present, but Mostly Its Future 255
14 The Hierarchies of Knowledge and the Mathematics of Discovery 265
Index 293
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