Machine Intelligence

Husbands, Phil (2006) Machine Intelligence. In: Grayling, AC, Pyle, A and Goulder, N (eds.) Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy. Thoemmes Continuum Press, London. ISBN 9781843711414

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Abstract

Expanding the Thoemmes Dictionaries of British Philosophers with hundreds of newly commissioned entries, CEBP is the first comprehensive reference work devoted to philosophy in Britain. Besides biographical entries on the lives and works of individual thinkers, it incorporates major historical surveys of the core philosophical topics, mini factual entries to facilitate reference, and detailed entries on themes, movements, institutions, journals, influences and theories through the ages. With sophisticated cross-referencing and indexing, and available in print and electronic formats, the Encyclopedia brings together 2,500 entries contributed by over 500 international experts. It is a unique resource for students and specialists to tap into the development and transmission of philosophical ideas over time, across disciplines, and to and from other countries. Under the general editorship of A.C. Grayling, Andrew Pyle and Naomi Goulder, the Encyclopedia employs a broad construal of 'philosophy' in line with historical usage. Its biographical entries include writers on philosophical topics whose particular contributions are small (e.g. writers of textbooks or minor critics of major figures) and on whom it is often the only source of information, as well as celebrated figures from other intellectual domains (e.g. poets, mathematicians, scientists and clergymen) whose work is of philosophical consequence. Its subject entries are clear and authoritative, not hesitating to trace concepts from beginnings in science or religion through diverse incarnations into later traditions. Brought together for the first time, with extensive new scholarship, the Encyclopedia is a source of continuities,connections and paths for future inquiry. It will be a highly important database for teaching and research in philosophy, as well as in history, science, literature, religion, politics, psychology, sociology and economics.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Phil Husbands
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:18
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2012 09:04
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20019
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