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Published: 15 May 2009

256 Pages | 4 b/w diagrams

5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199219308

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Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs

The Question of Alien Minds

David McFarland

  • An accessible introduction to the fascinating questions that arise where the philosophy of mind meets artificial intelligence and animal behavior
  • Asks whether it is scientifically and philosophically justifiable to suppose that animals or robots could have minds like ours
  • Shows how different philosophical standpoints can lead to considerably different conclusions about the nature of non-human minds, and how these conclusions are of great relevance to topics such as animal welfare and cybernetics

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