Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence

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In this unique contribution to philosophical debate, Craig DeLancey shows that our best understanding of emotion provides essential insight on key issues in philosophy of mind and artificial intelligence. DeLancey offers us a bold new approach to the study of the mind based on the latest scientific research, and provides an accessible overview of the science of emotion and explanation of the technical issues that arise, with minimal jargon.

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Overview

In this unique contribution to philosophical debate, Craig DeLancey shows that our best understanding of emotion provides essential insight on key issues in philosophy of mind and artificial intelligence. DeLancey offers us a bold new approach to the study of the mind based on the latest scientific research, and provides an accessible overview of the science of emotion and explanation of the technical issues that arise, with minimal jargon.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780195173666
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/30/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction : the affect program theory of emotions 3
2 The case against cognitivism 31
3 Interpretationism 49
4 Social constructionism and the contribution of culture to emotion 69
5 The intentionality of the basic emotions 87
6 Emoting for fictions 103
7 The rationality of the basic emotions 119
8 Internalism and the basic emotions 135
9 Four puzzles for consciousness 155
10 A systems-based teleofunctional theory of consciousness 169
11 The computational theory of mind 187
12 Affective engineering 203
13 Conclusion : passionate engines 215
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