Dialogue and Universalism

Volume 19, Issue 1/2, 2009

Web-Based Technology and the New University

Gaetano Aurelio Lanzarone
Pages 9-30

Computational Reflection, Machines and Minds

The purpose of this paper is to argue that, in order for the debate in Computing and philosophy to move forward with respect to its current state, the advances of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of the last decades must be taken into account. Computational reflection, one of these advances, is presented in detail and its philosophical implications are discussed, in contrast with old-fashioned views of computational systems such as those presented by Lucas’ papers on Minds and Machines.