John McCarthy

Ascribing mental qualities like beliefs, intentions and wants to a machine is sometimes correct if done conservatively and is sometimes necessary to express what is known about its state. We propose some new definitional tools for this: definitions relative to an approximate theory and second order structural definitions.

Philosophical Perspectives in Artificial Intelligence, Harvester Studies in Cognitive Science, pages 161-195, 1979.
Martin Ringle (eds.), Harvester Press, Brighton
Address = {Brighton},
Author = {McCarthy, John},
Booktitle = {Philosophical Perspectives in Artificial Intelligence},
Editor = {Ringle, Martin},
Isbn = {085527901X},
Pages = {161--195},
Publisher = {Harvester Press},
Series = {Harvester Studies in Cognitive Science},
Title = {Ascribing Mental Qualities to Machines},
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Year = 1979}



Ascribing Mental Qualities to Machines

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Martin Ringle

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