Mind and Machine

Mind and Machine

by J. Walmsley


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Walmsley offers a succinct introduction to major philosophical issues in artificial intelligence for advanced students of philosophy of mind, cognitive science and psychology. Whilst covering essential topics, it also provides the student with the chance to engage with cutting edge debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230302945
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/30/2012
Series: Palgrave Philosophy Today
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

JOEL WALMSLEY is a Lecturer in Philosophy at University College Cork in Ireland. His research interests are in philosophy of cognitive science (especially concerning Artificial Intelligence and Dynamical Systems Theory), philosophy of science (especially concerning explanation) and philosophy of mind (especially concerning emergence and the "extended mind" hypothesis). His previous works include Mind: Historical and Philosophical Introduction to the Major Theories (Hackett: 2006. Co-authored with A. Kukla).

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface Introduction Historical and Theoretical Background Classical Cognitive Science and 'Good Old Fashioned AI' Gödel, The Turing Test and the Chinese Room Connectionism Criticisms and Consequences of the Connectionist Approach The Dynamical Approach The Future: Mind and Machine Merged Conclusion Suggestions for Further Reading Works Cited Index

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