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Machines and Thought
This is the first of two volumes of essays in commemoration of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in the theory of artificial intelligence and computer science continues to provoke wide discussion. The essays focus on three questions: What, if any, are the limits on machine "thinking"? Can a machine be genuinely intelligent? And, Might we ourselves be biological machines?...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by OUP Oxford
(first published February 13th 1996)
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Peter Millican (born March 1, 1958) is Gilbert Ryle Fellow and Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. His primary interests include the philosophy of David Hume, philosophy of religion, philosophy of language, epistemology, and moral philosophy. Millican attended Borden Grammar School in Kent, United Kingdom. He read Mathematics and then Philosophy...moreMore about Peter Millican...