Representation, Analytic Pragmatism and AI

  • Raffaela Giovagnoli
Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 7)


Our contribution aims at individuating a valid philosophical strategy for a fruitful confrontation between human and artificial representation. The ground for this theoretical option resides in the necessity to find a solution that overcomes, on the one side, strong AI (i.e. Haugeland) and, on the other side, the view that rules out AI as explanation of human capacities (i.e. Dreyfus). We try to argue for Analytic Pragmatism (AP) as a valid strategy to present arguments for a form of weak AI and to explain a notion of representation common to human and artificial agents.


Representation Analytic Pragmatism Weak AI Strong AI Inference 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PhilosophyLateran UniversityRomeItaly

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