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
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Publication

Ascribing Mental Qualities to Machines

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published  

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John McCarthy

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Martin Ringle

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original page

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085527901X

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ascribingmental-mccarthy1979
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incollection

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