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Hardcover | Out of Print | 320 pp. | 6 x 9 in | December 1991 | ISBN: 9780262031806
Paperback | $32.00 X | £26.95 | 320 pp. | 6 x 9 in | August 1995 | ISBN: 9780262531351
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Philosophy and AI

Essays at the Interface


Philosophers have found that the concepts and technology of artificial intelligence provide useful ways to test theories of knowledge and reason. Conversely, researchers in artificial intelligence, noting that the production of information-processing systems require a prior theory of rationality, have begun writing philosophy. Philosophy and AI presents invited contributions that focus on the different perspectives and techniques that philosophy and AI bring to the theory of rationality.

A Bradford Book

About the Editors

Robert Cummins is Professor of Philosophy at University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign.

John L. Pollock is Regents Professor of Philosophy and Research Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona.


“This excellent collection contains important contributions from leading researchers in artificial intelligence and philosophy, working in the intersection of these subjects, an area of intense and exciting activity in recent years. Anyone with an interest in planning, reasoning, or the nature of mind will want to read this book.”
Gilbert Harman, Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University