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Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence

Craig DeLancey


Passionate Engines shows that our best understanding of emotion has important implications for understanding intentionality, rationality, phenomenal consciousness, artificial intelligence, and other issues. Some theories of mind, of action, and of moral psychology, and some approaches in artificial intelligence, are shown to be inconsistent with our best understanding of emotions. However, our best understanding of emotions also suggests fruitful new approaches to the challenges of these disciplines. There are three additional themes. First, the book introduces a version of a theo ... More

Keywords: affect program theory, artificial intelligence, autonomy, Craig DeLancey, emotion, mind, intentionality, moral psychology, naturalism, phenomenal consciousness, philosophy of mind, rationality, social constructionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195142716
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195142713.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Craig DeLancey, author
Indiana University
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