Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs: The Question of Alien Minds

Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs: The Question of Alien Minds

by David McFarland


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199219292
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/20/2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David McFarland is well known for his studies in animal behavior and more recently the broadening of this understanding to "artificial ethology" and robotics. He is the author of a number of books, including Animal Behaviour: Psychobiology, Ethology, and Evolution, and OUP's Companion to Animal Behaviour as well as the OPR Animal Behaviour (2006).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     vi
Preface: Traffic Robot     vii
Mindless Machines     1
Design of Animals and Robots     24
Interpreting Behaviour     48
Beyond Automata     73
Mental Possibilities     96
The Feeling of Being     116
The Material Mind     140
Mental Autonomy     170
Epilogue: The Alien Mind     199
Glossary     212
Endnotes     221
Further Reading     245
Index     247

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