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Drew V. McDermott

Drew V. McDermott is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Computer Science at Yale University.

Titles by This Author

In Mind and Mechanism, Drew McDermott takes a computational approach to the mind-body problem (how it is that a purely physical entity, the brain, can have experiences). He begins by demonstrating the falseness of dualist approaches, which separate the physical and mental realms. He then surveys what has been accomplished in artificial intelligence, clearly differentiating what we know how to build from what we can imagine building.