Artificial Intelligence in Psychology: Interdisciplinary Essays
Boden (Margaret)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

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  1. The collection of Margaret Boden’s essays written between 1982 and 1988 focuses on the relevance of artificial intelligence to psychology. With her usual clarity and eye for the key role that each discipline plays in the science of the mind. Boden ties the essays together in a lengthy synoptic overview. She outlines the various approaches, from Babbage’s contributions, through the works of Turing and von Neumann, to the latest theories of parallel processing and the questions that researchers in Al and psychology must ask to ascertain if there might be a discipline termed computational psychology.
  2. Many theoretical psychologists today believe that the science of artificial intelligence can include all of the phenomena generated by the human mind. This functionalist approach views the mind as a representational system and psychology as the study of the various computational processes whereby mental representations are constructed, or interpreted. Disagreements abound, however, about how various psychological phenomena can be explained in computational terms: there is disagreement, too, about which Al concepts and which of the computer-modeling methodologies will prove most useful from the psychologist s point of view. All of these issues are raised and clearly investigated here.
  3. I think Margaret Boden's work is continuously interesting and, moreover, well written. It is, from a philosopher's point of view, hardly the ‘last word’ on any subject, but it is very much the first word. I would say a book like this would make an excellent introduction to virtually all of the issues in cognitive science.
    Hilary Putnam, Harvard University
  4. ‘Boden speaks with a wise, clear voice. The book will do much to demystify Al for those in other fields who need it demystified — a considerable group! The author is always very well informed, insightful, and witty. Her account of the relation between traditional formalist Al and connectionist Al is worth the price of the book in itself. These essays will gain readership from being drawn together, some having appeared in widely diverse and, for many, relatively inaccessible places.’
    Daniel Dennett, Tufts University
  5. Margaret A. Boden is Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, and Founding-Dean of the School of Cognitive Sciences at the University of Sussex. Artificial Intelligence in Psychology is included in the series Explorations in Cognitive Science.

BOOK COMMENT:

A Bradford Book, The MIT Press, 1989, Paperback



"Boden (Margaret) - Artificial Intelligence and Biological Intelligence"

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"Boden (Margaret) - Artificial Intelligence in Psychology: Introduction"

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"Boden (Margaret) - Does Artificial Intelligence Need Artificial Brains?"

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"Boden (Margaret) - Educational Implications of Artificial Intelligence"

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"Boden (Margaret) - Escaping From the Chinese Room"

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"Boden (Margaret) - Fashions of Mind"

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"Boden (Margaret) - Intentionality and Physical Systems"

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"Boden (Margaret) - Is Computational Psychology Constructivist?"

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"Boden (Margaret) - Is Equilibration Important?"

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