© 1988

Aspects of Artificial Intelligence

  • James H. Fetzer

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Prologue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brian Cantwell Smith
      Pages 3-31
  3. Ontological Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. J. Christopher Maloney
      Pages 55-80
    3. Bruce Maclennan
      Pages 163-192
  4. Epistemological Dimensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Clark Glymour
      Pages 195-207
    3. Bruce G. Buchanan
      Pages 209-250
    4. Terry L. Rankin
      Pages 289-308
    5. Richard A. Vaughan
      Pages 323-335
  5. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Richard Scheines
      Pages 339-365
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 367-385

About this book


This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and to computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. The present volume illustrates the approach represented by this series. It addresses fundamental questions lying at the heart of artificial intelligence, including those of the relative virtues of computational and of non-computational conceptions of language and of mind, whether AI should be envisioned as a philosophical or as a scientific discipline, the theoretical character of patterns of inference and modes of argumenta­ tion (especially, defeasible and inductive reasoning), and the relations that may obtain between AI and epistemology. Alternative positions are developed in detail and subjected to vigorous debate in the justifiable expectation that - here as elsewhere - critical inquiry provides the most promising path to discovering the truth about ourselves and the world around us. lH.F.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James H. Fetzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Philosophy and HumanitiesUniversity of MinnesotaDuluthUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Aspects of Artificial Intelligence
  • Editors J.H. Fetzer
  • Series Title Studies in Cognitive Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-55608-037-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-55608-038-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-2699-8
  • Series ISSN 0924-0780
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 386
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
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