Mind in Degrees

The Quantitative Dimension of Mental Attitudes
  • Cristiano Castelfranchi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8249)


Beliefs and Goals have a crucial “quantitative” dimension or “value/strength”: the “doxastic value” of beliefs, and the “motivational value” of Goals. These “values” and “degrees” play a fundamental role in the cognitive processing: believing or not, preferring and choosing, suffering, expecting, trusting, feeling.


Cognitive Architecture Beliefs Goals Decision making Goal dynamics BDI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristiano Castelfranchi
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  1. 1.ISTC-CNR Goal-Oriented Agents Lab (GOAL)Italy

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