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Acting and Reflecting : The Interdisciplinary Turn in Philosophy - Wilfried Sieg

Acting and Reflecting

The Interdisciplinary Turn in Philosophy

By: Wilfried Sieg (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1989
ISBN: 9780792305125
Number Of Pages: 222

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In the fall of 1985 Carnegie Mellon University established a Department of Philosophy. The focus of the department is logic broadly conceived, philos- ophy of science, in particular of the social sciences, and linguistics. To mark the inauguration of the department, a daylong celebration was held on April 5, 1986. This celebration consisted of two keynote addresses by Patrick Sup- pes and Thomas Schwartz, seminars directed by members of the department, and a panel discussion on the computational model of mind moderated by Dana S. Scott. The various contributions, in modified and expanded form, are the core of this collection of essays, and they are, I believe, of more than parochial interest: they turn attention to substantive and reflective interdis- ciplinary work. The collection is divided into three parts. The first part gives perspec- tives (i) on general features of the interdisciplinary enterprise in philosophy (by Patrick Suppes, Thomas Schwartz, Herbert A. Simon, and Clark Gly- mour) , and (ii) on a particular topic that invites such interaction, namely computational models of the mind (with contributions by Gilbert Harman, John Haugeland, Jay McClelland, and Allen Newell). The second part con- tains (mostly informal) reports on concrete research done within that enter- prise; the research topics range from decision theory and the philosophy of economics through foundational problems in mathematics to issues in aes- thetics and computational linguistics. The third part is a postscriptum by Isaac Levi, analyzing directions of (computational) work from his perspective.

I. Philosophy?.- 1. Philosophy and the Sciences.- 2. Impressions of Philosophy.- 3. The Computational Model of the Mind, a panel discussion.- 4. Discussion: Progress in Philosophy.- 5. Philosophy and the Academy.- II. Working..- 1. Pale Fire Solved.- 2. Incremental Acquisition and a Parametrized Model of Grammar.- 3. What are General Equilibrium Theories?.- 4. Effective Epistemology, Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence.- 5. The Flaws in Sen's Case Against Paretian Libertariansism.- 6. Decisions without Ordering.- 7. Reflections on Hilbert's Program.- 8. The Tetrad Project.- III. Postscriptum.- 1. Rationality Unbound.

ISBN: 9780792305125
ISBN-10: 0792305124
Series: American University Publications in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 31st December 1989
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.52