Diderot and Dialogue: Reflections on the Stockholm Conference

  • Nicholas Lash
Part of the Artificial Intelligence and Society book series (HCS)


Faced with the daunting task of offering summary reflections on a diet of dialogue as rich and varied as that on which we have been feasting, I shall make some brief remarks under the five headings: acting, the wisdom of grandparents, rules and reasoning, the end of Enlightenment, and the future of dialogue.


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