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  1. Keith Allen (forthcoming). Colour Physicalism, Naïve Realism, and the Argument From Structure. Minds and Machines:1-20.
    Colours appear to instantiate a number of structural properties: for instance, they stand in distinctive relations of similarity and difference, and admit of a fundamental distinction into unique and binary. Accounting for these structural properties is often taken to present a serious problem for physicalist theories of colour. This paper argues that a prominent attempt by Byrne and Hilbert to account for the structural properties of the colours, consistent with the claim that colours are types of surface spectral reflectance, is (...)
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  2. Matteo Colombo (forthcoming). Bryce Huebner: Macrocognition: A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality. Minds and Machines:1-7.
    Bryce Huebner’s Macrocognition is a book with a double mission. The first and main mission is “to show that there are cases of collective mentality in our world” . Cases of collective mentality are cases where groups, teams, mobs, firms, colonies or some other collectivities possess cognitive capacities or mental states in the same sense that we individually do. To accomplish this mission, Huebner develops an account of macrocognition, where “the term ‘macrocognition’ is intended as shorthand for the claim that (...)
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  3. Bernardo Aguilera (forthcoming). Behavioural Explanation in the Realm of Non-Mental Computing Agents. Minds and Machines:1-20.
    Recently, many philosophers have been inclined to ascribe mentality to animals on the main grounds that they possess certain complex computational abilities. In this paper I contend that this view is misleading, since it wrongly assumes that those computational abilities demand a psychological explanation. On the contrary, they can be just characterised from a computational level of explanation, which picks up a domain of computation and information processing that is common to many computing systems but is autonomous from the domain (...)
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  4. Stuart Armstrong, Anders Sandberg & Nick Bostrom (forthcoming). Thinking Inside the Box: Using and Controlling an Oracle AI. Minds and Machines.
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  5. Solvi Arnold, Reiji Suzuki & Takaya Arita (forthcoming). Selection for Representation in Higher-Order Adaptation. Minds and Machines:1-23.
    A theory of the evolution of mind cannot be complete without an explanation of how cognition became representational. Artificial approximations of cognitive evolution do not, in general, produce representational cognition. We take this as an indication that there is a gap in our understanding of what drives evolution towards representational solutions, and propose a theory to fill this gap. We suggest selection for learning and selection for second order learning as the causal factors driving the emergence of innate and acquired (...)
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  6. Mark Jm Bishop & C. Sdrolia (forthcoming). Rethinking Construction. On Luciano Floridi's 'Against Digital Ontology. Minds and Machines.
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  7. Jamie Byrom, Christine Consell, Michael Gorman, Michael Riley & Andrew Wrenn (forthcoming). Think Through History. Minds and Machines.
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  8. Michael A. Cerullo (forthcoming). Uploading and Branching Identity. Minds and Machines:1-20.
    If a brain is uploaded into a computer, will consciousness continue in digital form or will it end forever when the brain is destroyed? Philosophers have long debated such dilemmas and classify them as questions about personal identity. There are currently three main theories of personal identity: biological, psychological, and closest continuer theories. None of these theories can successfully address the questions posed by the possibility of uploading. I will argue that uploading requires us to adopt a new theory of (...)
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  9. Carol Cleland (forthcoming). Effective Procedures and Causal Processes. Minds and Machines.
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  10. K. Dautenhahn (forthcoming). Socially Intelligent Agents-Towards a Science of Social Minds. Submitted To. Minds and Machines.
  11. Juan Felipe Martinez Florez (forthcoming). Lambros Malafouris: How Things Shape the Mind: A Theory of Material Engagement. Minds and Machines:1-3.
    Cognitive Archaeology is a theoretical perspective in archaeology, the boundaries of which fade into the field of cognitive science. From a classic perspective, Cognitive Archaeology is, according to Huffman Beach , “the study of prehistoric ideology: the ideals, values, and beliefs that constitute a society’s worldview” . For this purpose a cognitive archaeologist studies historical and archaeological evidence in a series of diverse objects like material symbols, tools, the relation with the space, political and religious thinking. However, an approach to (...)
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  12. José Hernández-Orallo (forthcoming). Derek Partridge: What Makes You Clever: The Puzzle of Intelligence. Minds and Machines:1-5.
    Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur—the world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived.Artificial intelligence has been a deceiving discipline: AI addresses those tasks that, if performed by humans, would require intelligence, but have been solved without featuring any genuine intelligence. This delusion has come, in return, with algorithmic techniques that can reliably solve many of these tasks, from game playing to pattern recognition. AI applications are a success.However, AI has not solved “what makes [us] clever, the puzzle of (...)
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  13. K. Laskey (forthcoming). Quantum Physical Symbol Systems. Submitted to Special Issue Of. Minds and Machines.
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  14. Heiko Lex, Christoph Schütz, Andreas Knoblauch & Thomas Schack (forthcoming). Cognitive Representation of a Complex Motor Action Executed by Different Motor Systems. Minds and Machines:1-15.
    The present study evaluates the cognitive representation of a kicking movement performed by a human and a humanoid robot, and how they are represented in experts and novices of soccer and robotics, respectively. To learn about the expertise-dependent development of memory structures, we compared the representation structures of soccer experts and robot experts concerning a human and humanoid robot kicking movement. We found different cognitive representation structures for both expertise groups under two different motor performance conditions . In general, the (...)
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  15. Kourken Michaelian (forthcoming). Stanley B. Klein: The Two Selves—Their Metaphysical Commitments and Functional Independence. Minds and Machines:1-4.
    The main claim of this relatively brief but unusually ambitious book is, as the title suggests, that the self is not one but two. On the one hand, there is the epistemological self, which has a definite neurocognitive basis. On the other hand, there is the ontological self, which, in Klein’s view, is a matter of first-person subjectivity and may lack a material basis, in which case it may, in contrast to the epistemological self, not be amenable to investigation by (...)
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  16. M. I. T. OpenCourseWare (forthcoming). MIT OpenCourseWare. Minds and Machines.
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  17. O. Shagrir & I. Pitowsky (forthcoming). The Church-Turing Thesis and Hyper-Computation. Minds and Machines.
  18. Jordi Vallverdú (forthcoming). Lorenzo Magnani and Ping Li : Philosophy and Cognitive Science: Western and Eastern Studies. Minds and Machines:1-3.
    With the title “Philosophy and Cognitive Science: Western and Eastern Studies,” the average reader can expect to find at least three things: a book on the main relationships between cognitive science and philosophy, a text that compares the academic research on cognitive science in Western contexts with Eastern contexts , and finally a significant representation of main Western and Eastern countries, at least those participating in contemporary research. Astonishingly none of these three aspects can be found reading this book. The (...)
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  19. Travis J. Wiltshire (forthcoming). A Prospective Framework for the Design of Ideal Artificial Moral Agents: Insights From the Science of Heroism in Humans. Minds and Machines:1-15.
    The growing field of machine morality has becoming increasingly concerned with how to develop artificial moral agents. However, there is little consensus on what constitutes an ideal moral agent let alone an artificial one. Leveraging a recent account of heroism in humans, the aim of this paper is to provide a prospective framework for conceptualizing, and in turn designing ideal artificial moral agents, namely those that would be considered heroic robots. First, an overview of what it means to be an (...)
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