Studies in Cognitive Systems

What Robots Can and Can’t Be

Authors: Bringsjord, Selmer

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ments be thrown to the wind - in light of the fact that careful, precise, step-by-step deductive arguments will be presented below for each and every proposition that might be cavalierly regarded prima facie implausible. Key Theses So, to put it colloquially, I think we're headed toward real­ izing Blade Runner, a classic sci fi movie in which only an elaborate pupil-scanner (which detects the usual physiolog­ ical correlate to an emotional response to provocative ques­ tions) enables one to distinguish androids from humans. And Blade Runner turned real, it seems to me, will be the Age of The Philosopher. Qualia Scanner Pupils undilated! Why? Well, to start, this will be an era within which the so-called "problem of other minds" will be especially pointed, because the sort of question frequently posed by in­ structors in introductory philosophy courses, namely How do you know, really know, that the person next to you isn't just a robot, that underneath her "skull" hums a complicated silicon device instead of a flesh-and-blood human brain? WHAT ROBOTS CANANDCAN'TBE 4 will be a deadly serious one.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What Robots Can and Can’t Be
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Cognitive Systems
Series Volume
12
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2464-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2464-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1662-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5087-6
Series ISSN
0924-0780
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 381
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