Current Issues in Computing and Philosophy

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Current Issues in Computing and Philosophy
Editors
Briggle, A., Waelbers, K., Brey, P.A.E.
Pub. date
June 2008
Pages
216
Binding
hardcover
Volume
175 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print
978-1-58603-876-2
ISBN online
978-1-60750-343-9
Subject
Artificial Intelligence, Computer & Communication Sciences
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The theme of this volume is the multi-faceted ‘computational turn’ that is occurring through the interaction of the disciplines of philosophy and computing. In computer and information sciences, there are significant conceptual and methodological questions that require reflection and analysis. Moreover, digital, information and communication technologies have had tremendous impact on society, which raises further philosophical questions. This book tries to facilitate the task to continuously work to ensure that its diversity of perspectives and methods proves a source of strength and collaboration rather than a source of instability and disintegration. The first three contributions explore the phenomenon of virtual worlds. The next four focus on robots and artificial agents. Then a group of chapters discusses the relation between human mentality and information processing in computers and the final section covers a broad range of issues at the interface of computers and society.