Accession Number : AD0669738

Title :   TOWARDS THE LOGICAL AND METAPHYSICAL FOUNDATIONS OR ORGANISMIC THEORY: A PREREQUISITE TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE,

Corporate Author : TRACOR INC AUSTIN TEX

Personal Author(s) : Hirst,Norman F. ; Hirst,Caroline Perkins

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : To build machines which are going to function intelligently we have first to understand the nature of an organism and the nature of value. These two notions have not yet been developed well enough; implicit metaphysical presuppositions at the core of much of our thinking have stood in our way. These presuppositions have been made explicit and have been challenged and replaced in Whitehead's general cosmology. Unfortunately, Whitehead's theory awaits formalization. Its implications cannot be brought out systematically until it is formalized. The usual logical systems, such as the propositional and predicate calculi, are not suited to the formalization of Whitehead's metaphysics; they carry with them metaphysical assumptions which are contrary to his thinking. To produce a formalization of Whitehead's theory we propose to use combinatory logic, which is somewhat more neutral, and in particular theory of functionality. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PERCEPTION), SYMBOLS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), HUMANS, REASONING, PHILOSOPHY, PROBLEM SOLVING, COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS, THEORY

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE