Mind and Machine by J. Walmsley

Mind and Machine

byJ. Walmsley

Paperback | August 30, 2012

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Mind and Machine offers both an up-to-date overview of central questions and topics in the philosophy of artificial intelligence, as well as a distinct stance on many of the key debates, all the while focusing on two central questions:

- Could a machine think? and
- Are we such machines?

The book covers the philosophical and historical foundations of AI, as well as specific topics in classical, connectionist, dynamical and embodied AI, including the Turing Test, the Chinese Room thought experiment, Gödelian arguments against AI, The Singularity, and a detailed discussion of many famous AI models. It also offers an annotated bibliography of suggested further readings, and can thus be used either as a standalone overview, or as a companion to a selection of key primary sources in AI.

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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 a...
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Title:Mind and MachineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:August 30, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230302947

ISBN - 13:9780230302945

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Table of Contents

1. Historical and Theoretical Background

2. Classical Cognitive Science and "Good Old Fashioned" AI

3. Godel, The Turing Test and the Chinese Room

4. Connectionism and Neural Networks

5. Criticisms and Consequences of the Connectionist Approach

6. From AI to A-Life: Dynamical and Embodied Approaches

7. The Future: Cyborgs, Hybrids and Human Nature

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Annotated Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading