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  1. Ronald Stamper (1988). Pathologies of AI: Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence in Professional Work. [REVIEW] AI and Society 2 (1):3-16.
    Although the AI paradigm is useful for building knowledge-based systems for the applied natural sciences, there are dangers when it is extended into the domains of business, law and other social systems. It is misleading to treat knowledge as a commodity that can be separated from the context in which it is regularly used. Especially when it relates to social behaviour, knowledge should be treated as socially constructed, interpreted and maintained through its practical use in context. The meanings of terms (...)
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    Ronald K. Stamper (1991). The Role of Semantics in Legal Expert Systems and Legal Reasoning. Ratio Juris 4 (2):219-244.
    The consensus among legal philosophers is probably that rule-based legal expert systems leave much to be desired as aids in legal decision-making. Why? What can we do about it? A bureaucrat administering some set of complex rules will ascertain the facts and apply the rules to them in order to discover their consequences for the case in hand. This process of deductive reasoning is characteristically bureaucratic.
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    Ronald Stamper, James Backhouse & Karl Althaus (1987). Expert Systems: Lawyers Beware! Theoria 3 (1):317-340.
    Two fundamental paradigms are in conflict. Expert systems are the creation of the artificial intelligence paradigm which presumes that an objective reality can be understood and controlled by an individual expert intelligence that can be replaced by machinery. The alternative paradigm assumes that reality is the subjective product of human beings striving to collaborate through shared norms and experiences, a process that can be assisted by but never replaced by computers. The first paradigm is appropriate in the domains of natural (...)
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  4. Ronald Stamper (1996). Signs, Information, Norms and Systems. In Roland Posner, Heinz Klein, Peter B. Andersen & Berit Holmqvist (eds.), Signs of Work: Semiosis and Information Processing in Organisations. De Gruyter 349-398.
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