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Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence

  • Vincent C. Müller
  • This book presents cutting-edge research work on computing, cognition and ethics for artificial intelligence

  • Papers included in this book were presented at the Philosophy & Theory of Artificial Intelligence conference, held in October 3-4, 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Written by leading experts in the field


Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Istvan S. N. Berkeley, Claiborne Rice
    Pages 1-15
  3. John Mark Bishop, Slawomir J. Nasuto, Bob Coecke
    Pages 17-28
  4. David Davenport
    Pages 43-58
  5. Marcin Miłkowski
    Pages 69-84
  6. Slawomir J. Nasuto, John Mark Bishop
    Pages 85-106
  7. Tijn van der Zant, Matthijs Kouw, Lambert Schomaker
    Pages 107-120
  8. Tarek Richard Besold
    Pages 121-132
  9. Selmer Bringsjord, Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu
    Pages 151-165
  10. Raffaela Giovagnoli
    Pages 179-186
  11. Justin Horn, Nicodemus Hallin, Hossein Taheri, Michael O’Rourke, Dean Edwards
    Pages 225-235
  12. Anders Sandberg
    Pages 251-264

About this book


Can we make machines that think and act like humans or other natural intelligent agents? The answer to this question depends on how we see ourselves and how we see the machines in question. Classical AI and cognitive science had claimed that cognition is computation, and can thus be reproduced on other computing machines, possibly surpassing the abilities of human intelligence. This consensus has now come under threat and the agenda for the philosophy and theory of AI must be set anew, re-defining the relation between AI and Cognitive Science.

We can re-claim the original vision of general AI from the technical AI disciplines; we can reject classical cognitive science and replace it with a new theory (e.g. embodied); or we can try to find new ways to approach AI, for example from neuroscience or from systems theory. To do this, we must go back to the basic questions on computing, cognition and ethics for AI. The 30 papers in this volume provide cutting-edge work from leading researchers that define where we stand and where we should go from here.


Artificial Intelligence Chinese Room Cognitive Science Embodiment Enactivism Frame Problem Philosophy Philosophy of Computing Philosophy of Mind Singularity Theory of AI Theory of Computing Turing Test

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent C. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.and University of OxfordAnatolia College/ACTPylaiaGreece

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence
  • Editors Vincent C. Müller
  • Series Title Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-31673-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-43683-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-31674-6
  • Series ISSN 2192-6255
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-6263
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 418
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Robotics and Automation
    Computational Intelligence
    Philosophy of Mind
    Artificial Intelligence
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From the reviews:

“This book comprises a very broad and interesting collection of extended versions of papers from the 2011 conference on Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence. … this book would be a valuable reference for researchers not only from AI and philosophy, but also those working in the vast number of disciplines that influence their development. The philosophical nature of the discussions should appeal to anyone interested in the big picture of where the discipline is headed.” (Gerardo Simari, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2012)