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About this book
This book brings together philosophical approaches to cooperation and collective agency with research into human-machine interaction and cooperation from engineering, robotics, computer science and AI. Bringing these so far largely unrelated fields of study together leads to a better understanding of collective agency in natural and artificial systems and will help to improve the design and performance of hybrid systems involving human and artificial agents. Modeling collective agency with the help of computer simulations promises also philosophical insights into the emergence of collective agency.
The volume consists of four sections. The first section is dedicated to the concept of agency. The second section of the book turns to human-machine cooperation. The focus of the third section is the transition from cooperation to collective agency. The last section concerns the explanatory value of social simulations of collective agency in the broader framework of cultural evolution.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Collective Agency and Cooperation in Natural and Artificial Systems
- Book Subtitle Explanation, Implementation and Simulation
- Series Title Philosophical Studies Series
- Series Abbreviated Title Philosophical Studies Ser.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15515-9
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Philosophy and Religion (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-15514-2
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37185-6
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-15515-9
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XII, 311
- Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Technology
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