Converging on Cognition v0.1: The Dynamical Structure of Intelligence

Wednesdays, 3:00m–5:00pm

This seminar will bring together ideas from Philosophy, Cognitive Science, and Artifical Intelligence, with the aim of constructing a general theory of cognition. Such a theory should have both a descriptive component (What is a cognitive system?) and a normative component (Which cognitive strategies work well in which situations? And how ought an intelligent reasoner choose a cognitive strategy, given their cognitive situation?). And if such a theory is not (yet?) possible, we should be able to explain why.

The sorts of questions that will guide us:

Some potential readings:

For more information, and to have a say in which direction we take the course, come to the brief organizational meeting on Wednesday, February 5.