David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Two different reasons for using agents are distinguished: the `engineering' perspective and the `social simulation' perspective. It is argued that this entails some differences in approach. In particular the former will want to prevent unpredictable emergent features of their agent populations whilst the later will want to use simulation to study precisely this phenomena. A concept of `social embeddedness' is explicated which neatly distinguishes the two approaches. It is argued that such embedding in a society is an essential feature of being a truly social agent. This has the consequence that such agents will not sit well within an `engineering' methodology.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Susan A. J. Stuart (2002). A Radical Notion of Embeddedness: A Logically Necessary Precondition for Agency and Self-Awareness. Metaphilosophy 33 (1-2):98-109.
Pablo Lucas (2011). Usefulness of Simulating Social Phenomena: Evidence. [REVIEW] AI and Society 26 (4):355-362.
Greta R. Krippner & Anthony S. Alvarez, Embeddedness and the Intellectual Projects of Economic Sociology.
Nigel Gilbert & Pietro Terna (2000). How to Build and Use Agent-Based Models in Social Science. Mind and Society 1 (1):57-72.
Maj Tuomela & Solveig Hofmann (2003). Simulating Rational Social Normative Trust, Predictive Trust, and Predictive Reliance Between Agents. Ethics and Information Technology 5 (3):163-176.
Bruce Edmonds, Agent-Based Social Simulation and its Necessity for Understanding Socially Embedded Phenomena.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads3 ( #298,062 of 1,102,932 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?