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Some developments in intellectual life over the past quarter century have raised more controversy than the attempt to engineer human-like intelligence by artificial means. The science, which was born in…

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Some developments in intellectual life over the past quarter century have raised more controversy than the attempt to engineer human-like intelligence by artificial means. The science, which was born in computer science, generated a constant debate among psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers and linguists who pioneered - and criticized - artificial intelligence.

Are there general principles, as some computer scientists originally hoped, which perfectly describe the activity of both the minds of animals and machines, just as aerodynamics represent the flight of birds and aircraft? In the 20 important interviews published here, prominent researchers address these and other confusing questions in cognitive science. The interviewees include Patricia Smith Churchalland (Paul M.

Churchland (Neural Networks and Commonsense), Aaron V. Cicourel (Cognition and Cultural Belief), Daniel C.

Dennett In Defense of AI), Hubert L. Dreyfus (Cognitivism Abandoned), Jerry A.

Fodor (The Folly of Simulation), John Haugeland (Wewoff to GOFAI?), George Lakoff (Embodied Minds and Meanings), James L. McClelland (Toward) a Pragmatic Connectionism), Allen Newell (The Imperative Serial), Steven E.

Palmer (Gestalt psychology Redux), Hilary Putnam (against the New League), David E. (From the search to see) Searn (Theology is the Question), Terence J.

Sejnowski (The Hardware Really Matters), Herbert A. Simon (Technology Is Not the Problem), Joseph Weizenbaum (The Theth of the Last Metaphor), Robert Wilensky (Why Play the Philosophy Game? ), Terry A.

Winograd (Computers and Social Values), and The Albatross of Classical Logic. Talking minds can complement more traditional textbooks, but they can stand alone as a prelude to the field.

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