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    A Re‐Evaluation of Story Grammars.Alan M. Frisch & Donald Perlis - 1981 - Cognitive Science 5 (1):79-86.
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  2. Virtual Symposium on Virtual Mind.Patrick Hayes, Stevan Harnad, Donald Perlis & Ned Block - 1992 - Minds and Machines 2 (3):217-238.
    When certain formal symbol systems (e.g., computer programs) are implemented as dynamic physical symbol systems (e.g., when they are run on a computer) their activity can be interpreted at higher levels (e.g., binary code can be interpreted as LISP, LISP code can be interpreted as English, and English can be interpreted as a meaningful conversation). These higher levels of interpretability are called "virtual" systems. If such a virtual system is interpretable as if it had a mind, is such a "virtual (...)
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  3. The Roots of Self-Awareness.Michael L. Anderson & Donald R. Perlis - 2005 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4 (3):297-333.
    In this paper we provide an account of the structural underpinnings of self-awareness. We offer both an abstract, logical account.
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    Consciousness as Self-Function.Donald R. Perlis - 1997 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 4 (5-6):509-25.
    I argue that consciousness is an aspect of an agent's intelligence, hence of its ability to deal adaptively with the world. In particular, it allows for the possibility of noting and correcting the agent's errors, as actions performed by itself. This in turn requires a robust self-concept as part of the agent's world model; the appropriate notion of self here is a special one, allowing for a very strong kind of self-reference. It also requires the capability to come to see (...)
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    Sources of, and Exploiting, Inconsistency: Preliminary Report.Don Perlis - 1997 - Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics 7 (1-2):13-24.
    ABSTRACT Although much effort has been expended by researchers in trying to maintain a consistent belief base in formalizing commonsense reasoning, there is some evidence that the nature of commonsense reasoning itself brings inconsistencies with it. I will outline a number of sources of such inconsistencies, and discuss why they appear unavoidable. I will also suggest that, far from being a roadblock to effective commonsense, inconsistencies are often a reasoner's best guide to what to do next.
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    Intentionality as Internality.Don Perlis & Rosalie Hall - 1986 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 9 (1):151-152.
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    Postulates for Revising BDI Structures.John Grant, Sarit Kraus, Donald Perlis & Michael Wooldridge - 2010 - Synthese 175 (S1):39-62.
    The process of rationally revising beliefs in the light of new information is a topic of great importance and long-standing interest in artificial intelligence. Moreover, significant progress has been made in understanding the philosophical, logical, and computational foundations of belief revision. However, very little research has been reported with respect to the revision of other mental states, most notably propositional attitudes such as desires and intentions. In this paper, we present a first attempt to formulate a general framework for understanding (...)
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  8. On the Reasoning of Real-World Agents: Toward a Semantics for Active Logic.Michael L. Anderson, John Grant & Don Perlis - unknown
    The current paper details a restricted semantics for active logic, a time-sensitive, contradictiontolerant logical reasoning formalism. Central to active logic are special rules controlling the inheritance of beliefs in general, and beliefs about the current time in particular, very tight controls on what can be derived from direct contradictions (P &¬P ), and mechanisms allowing an agent to represent and reason about its own beliefs and past reasoning. Using these ideas, we introduce a new definition of model and of logical (...)
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    Memory, Reason and Time: The Step-Logic Approach.Jennifer Elgot-Drapkin, Michael Miller & Donald Perlis - 1991 - In Robert C. Cummins (ed.), Philosophy and Ai. Cambridge: MIT Press. pp. 79--103.
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    Symbol Systems.Michael L. Anderson & Donald R. Perlis - 2002 - In L. Nagel (ed.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Macmillan.
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    What Puts the “Meta” in Metacognition?Michael L. Anderson & Don Perlis - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (2):138-139.
    This commentary suggests an alternate definition for metacognition, as well as an alternate basis for the relation in representation. These together open the way for an understanding of mindreading that is significantly different from the one advocated by Carruthers.
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  12. A Self-Help Guide for Autonomous Systems.Author unknown - manuscript
    Abstract: When things go badly, we notice that something is amiss, figure out what went wrong and why, and attempt to repair the problem. Artificial systems depend on their human designers to program in responses to every eventuality and therefore typically don’t even notice when things go wrong, following their programming over the proverbial, and in some cases literal, cliff. This article describes our work on the Meta-Cognitive Loop, a domain-general approach to giving artificial systems the ability to notice, assess, (...)
     
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    The Emperor's Old Hat.Don Perlis - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):680-681.
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    Consciousness and Complexity: The Cognitive Quest.Donald R. Perlis - 1995 - Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence 14:309-21.
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    Putting One's Foot in One's Head--Part I: Why.Donald Perlis - 1991 - Noûs 25 (4):435 - 455.
    The studies of mind and language have traditionally been linked to one another. Indeed, theories of reference (meaning, intentionality, content) have over time brought more and more mind into meaning. Here I argue that the links must be made far stronger still if we are to understand either. I offer some criticism of the causal-functionalist theories of reference on this ground, and present some ideas for improvements. The upshot will be that intentionality is largely internal and very real indeed, that (...)
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    What Does It Take to Refer? A Reply to Bojadziev.Don Perlis - 2000 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 7 (5):67-69.
    Bojadziev has taken issue with my distinction between strong and weak self-reference, in saying that it is reference in general and not simply self-reference, that either is strong or weak. I agree completely. Here I clarify how I intend those notions and why I think that the strong case of self-reference is worthy of special attention. In short, I argue that all forms of referring involve a kind of self-referring.
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    Bica and Beyond: How Biology and Anomalies Together Contribute to Flexible Cognition.Donald Perlis - 2010 - International Journal of Machine Consciousness 2 (2):261-271.
  18. Metacognition for Dropping and Reconsidering Intentions ∗.Michael L. Anderson & Don Perlis - unknown
    In this paper, we present a meta-cognitive approach for dropping and reconsidering intentions, wherein concurrent actions and results are allowed, in the framework of the time-sensitive and contradiction-tolerant active logic.
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    Putting One's Foot in One's Head -- Part 1: Why.Donald R. Perlis - 1991 - Noûs 25 (4):435-55.
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    Belief-Level Way Stations.Donald Perlis - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (4):639.
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    An Extension of Ackermann's Set Theory.Donald Perlis - 1972 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 37 (4):703-704.
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    Automated Inference in Active Logics.Michael Miller & Donald Perlis - 1996 - Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics 6 (1):9-27.
    ABSTRACT Certain problems in commonsense reasoning lend themselves to the use of non-standard formalisms which we call active logics. Among these are problems of objects misidentification. In this paper we describe some technical issues connected with automated inference in active logics, using particular object misidentification problems as illustrations. Control of exponential growth of inferences is a key issue. To control this growth attention is paid to a limited version of an inference rule for negative introspection. We also present some descriptive (...)
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    Whose Category Error?Donald Perlis - 1983 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (4):606.
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    Thing and Thought.Don Perlis - 1990 - In Kyburg Henry E., Loui Ronald P. & Carlson Greg N. (eds.), Knowledge Representation and Defeasible Reasoning. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 99--117.
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  25. Active Logic Semantics for a Single Agent in a Static World.Michael Anderson, Walid Gomaa, John Grant & Don Perlis - manuscript
    Artificial Intelligence, in press. Abstract: For some time we have been developing, and have had significant practical success with, a time-sensitive, contradiction-tolerant logical reasoning engine called the active logic machine (ALMA). The current paper details a semantics for a general version of the underlying logical formalism, active logic. Central to active logic are special rules controlling the inheritance of beliefs in general (and of beliefs about the current time in particular), very tight controls on what can be derived from direct (...)
     
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  26. Errata: Putting One's Foot in One's Head--Part I: Why.Donald Perlis - 1991 - Noûs 25 (5):776-776.
    The studies of mind and language have traditionally been linked to one another. Indeed, theories of reference have over time brought more and more mind into meaning. Here I argue that the links must be made far stronger still if we are to understand either. I offer some criticism of the causal-functionalist theories of reference on this ground, and present some ideas for improvements. The upshot will be that intentionality is largely internal and very real indeed, that it provides a (...)
     
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  27. Putting One's Foot in One's Head -- Part 2: How.Donald R. Perlis - 1994 - In Eric Dietrich (ed.), Thinking Computers and Virtual Persons. Academic Press. pp. 435-455.
     
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