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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. Umut Baysan (forthcoming). Realization Relations in Metaphysics. Minds and Machines.
    “Realization” is a technical term that is used by metaphysicians, philosophers of mind, and philosophers of science to denote some dependence relation that is thought to obtain between higher-level properties and lower-level properties. It is said that mental properties are realized by physical properties; functional and computational properties are realized by first-order properties that occupy certain causal/functional roles; dispositional properties are realized by categorical properties; so on and so forth. Given this wide usage of the term “realization”, it would be (...)
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  3. John Danaher (forthcoming). The Epistemic Costs of Superintelligence: Bostrom's Treacherous Turn and Sceptical Theism. Minds and Machines.
    An advanced artificial intelligence (a “superintelligence”) could pose a significant existential risk to humanity. Several research institutes have been set-up to address those risks. And there is an increasing number of academic publications analysing and evaluating their seriousness. Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies represents the apotheosis of this trend. In this article, I argue that in defending the credibility of AI risk, Bostrom makes an epistemic move that is analogous to one made by so-called sceptical theists in the debate (...)
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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. Mark Jm Bishop & C. Sdrolia (forthcoming). Rethinking Construction. On Luciano Floridi's 'Against Digital Ontology. Minds and Machines.
  6. Derek H. Brown (forthcoming). Colour Layering and Colour Relationalism. Minds and Machines:1-15.
    Colour Relationalism asserts that colours are non-intrinsic or inherently relational properties of objects, properties that depend not only on a target object but in addition on some relation that object bears to other objects. The most powerful argument for Relationalism infers the inherently relational character of colour from cases in which one’s experience of a colour contextually depends on one’s experience of other colours. Experienced colour layering—say looking at grass through a tinted window and experiencing opaque green through transparent grey—demands (...)
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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. Carol Cleland (forthcoming). Effective Procedures and Causal Processes. Minds and Machines.
     
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  9. John Danaher (forthcoming). Why AI Doomsayers Are Like Sceptical Theists and Why It Matters. Minds and Machines:1-16.
    An advanced artificial intelligence could pose a significant existential risk to humanity. Several research institutes have been set-up to address those risks. And there is an increasing number of academic publications analysing and evaluating their seriousness. Nick Bostrom’s superintelligence: paths, dangers, strategies represents the apotheosis of this trend. In this article, I argue that in defending the credibility of AI risk, Bostrom makes an epistemic move that is analogous to one made by so-called sceptical theists in the debate about the (...)
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  10. K. Dautenhahn (forthcoming). Socially Intelligent Agents-Towards a Science of Social Minds. Submitted To. Minds and Machines.
  11. Till Grüne-Yanoff & Ralph Hertwig (forthcoming). Nudge Versus Boost: How Coherent Are Policy and Theory? Minds and Machines:1-35.
    If citizens’ behavior threatens to harm others or seems not to be in their own interest , it is not uncommon for governments to attempt to change that behavior. Governmental policy makers can apply established tools from the governmental toolbox to this end . Alternatively, they can employ new tools that capitalize on the wealth of knowledge about human behavior and behavior change that has been accumulated in the behavioral sciences . Two contrasting approaches to behavior change are nudge policies (...)
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  12. K. Laskey (forthcoming). Quantum Physical Symbol Systems. Submitted to Special Issue Of. Minds and Machines.
  13. M. I. T. OpenCourseWare (forthcoming). MIT OpenCourseWare. Minds and Machines.
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  14. O. Shagrir & I. Pitowsky (forthcoming). The Church-Turing Thesis and Hyper-Computation. Minds and Machines.
  15. Sarah Wellen & David Danks (forthcoming). Adaptively Rational Learning. Minds and Machines:1-16.
    Research on adaptive rationality has focused principally on inference, judgment, and decision-making that lead to behaviors and actions. These processes typically require cognitive representations as input, and these representations must presumably be acquired via learning. Nonetheless, there has been little work on the nature of, and justification for, adaptively rational learning processes. In this paper, we argue that there are strong reasons to believe that some learning is adaptively rational in the same way as judgment and decision-making. Indeed, overall adaptive (...)
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