Re: New book on philosophy of mind (by me)

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sat Jul 08 2006 - 15:27:43 MDT

Oops, I have just been informed by BrownWalker that the "buy" password
does not work on that site yet. It will be activated within a couple
weeks. The book will also be available thru Amazon...

-- Ben

On 7/8/06, Ben Goertzel <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Individuals interested in the philosophy of mind and its potential
> implications for AI and cognitive science may want to read my recent
> book The Hidden Pattern, available via
> This manuscript synthesizes a bunch of ideas from my ancient books
> from the 90s, some stuff from more recent online essays of mine, and
> has some genuinely new stuff as well. Novamente gets some mention but
> the focus in most of the book is more on mind-in-general than AI in
> particular.
> From an AI perspective, I view the book as containing some ideas that
> are very useful to understand in order not to develop WRONG ideas
> about AI, some ideas that are useful for AI design, and some ideas
> that will eventually be useful for interpreting and guiding AI
> learning and behavior.
> AI ethics is not extensively covered, though ethical issues are
> discussed in a couple chapters in a more general way...
> -- Ben Goertzel

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