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Philosophy and AI: Essays at the Interface
     

Philosophy and AI: Essays at the Interface

by Robert Cummins (Editor), John Pollack (Editor)
 

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"This excellent collection contains important contributions from leading researchers in artificial intelligence and philosophy, working in the intersection of these subjects, an area of intense and exciting activity in recent years. Anyone with an interest in planning, reasoning, or the nature of mind will want to read this book."
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"This excellent collection contains important contributions from leading researchers in artificial intelligence and philosophy, working in the intersection of these subjects, an area of intense and exciting activity in recent years. Anyone with an interest in planning, reasoning, or the nature of mind will want to read this book."
-- Gilbert Harman, Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
Philosophers have found that the concepts and technology of artificial intelligence provide useful ways to test theories of knowledge and reason. Conversely, researchers in artificial intelligence, noting that the production of information-processing systems require a prior theory of rationality, have begun writing philosophy. Philosophy and AI presents invited contributions that focus on the different perspectives and techniques that philosophy and AI bring to the theory of rationality.

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Booknews
Philosophers who have found artificial intelligence a convenient subject on which to test their theories, and researchers in artificial intelligence who have turned to philosophy to help construct models, contribute a dozen essays expressing wonderment at each other's fields. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262031806
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/28/1991
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.22(h) x (d)

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Gilbert Harman
This excellent collection contains important contributions from leading researchers in artificial intelligence and philosophy, working in the intersection of these subjects, an area of intense and exciting activity in recent years. Anyone with an interest in planning, reasoning, or the nature of mind will want to read this book.

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"This excellent collection contains important contributions from leading researchers in artificial intelligence and philosophy, working in the intersection of these subjects, an area of intense and exciting activity in recent years. Anyone with an interest in planning, reasoning, or the nature of mind will want to read this book." Gilbert Harman, Professor of Philosophy, PrincetonUniversity

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John Pollock is Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona.

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