David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Psychology 7 (4):493-5012 (1994)
It has been claimed that a great deal of AI research is an attempt to discover the empirical laws describing a new type of entity in the world—the artificial computing system. I call this enterprise 'medium AI', since it is in some respects stronger than Searle's 'weak AI', and in other respects weaker than 'strong AI'. Bruce Buchanan, among others, conceives of medium AI as an empirical science entirely on a par with psychology or chemistry. I argue that medium AI is not an empirical science at all. Depending on how artificial computing systems are categorized, it is either an a priori science like mathematics, or a branch of engineering
|Keywords||Artificial Intelligence Experiment Psychology Science Buchanan, B|
|Categories||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
Rom Harre (1990). Vigotsky and Artificial Intelligence: What Could Cognitive Psychology Possibly Be About? Midwest Studies in Philosophy 15 (1):389-399.
P. A. Flach (ed.) (1991). Future Directions in Artificial Intelligence. New York: Elsevier Science.
Gary L. Drescher (1991). Made-Up Minds: A Constructivist Approach to Artificial Intelligence. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Georgina Stewart (2011). Science in the Māori-Medium Curriculum: Assessment of Policy Outcomes in Pūtaiao Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (7):724-741.
John M. Preston & John Mark Bishop (eds.) (2002). Views Into the Chinese Room: New Essays on Searle and Artificial Intelligence. Oxford University Press.
Martin Ringle (ed.) (1979). Philosophical Perspectives in Artificial Intelligence. Humanities Press.
Margaret A. Boden (1989). Artificial Intelligence In Psychology: Interdisciplinary Essays. Cambridge: Mit Press.
Morton Wagman (ed.) (2000). Historical Dictionary of Quotations in Cognitive Science: A Treasury of Quotations in Psychology, Philosophy, and Artificial Intelligence. Greenwood Press.
André Kukla (1989). Is AI an Empirical Science? Analysis 49 (March):56-60.
Paul Thagard (1982). Artificial Intelligence, Psychology, and the Philosophy of Discovery. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:166 - 175.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads15 ( #119,772 of 1,413,361 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,160 of 1,413,361 )
How can I increase my downloads?