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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 486.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 07:22:18 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: new books

    The Turing Test
    The Elusive Standard of Artificial Intelligence

    edited by

    James H. Moor
    Dept. of Philosophy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA


    The Turing Test gives the most comprehensive, in depth and contemporary
    assessment of this classic topic in artificial intelligence. This is the
    first book to elaborate in such detail the numerous conflicting points of
    view on many aspects of this multifaceted, controversial subject. It offers
    new insights into Turing's own interpretation and traces the history of the
    debate about the merits of the Turing test in more detail than anywhere
    else. Turing's famous predictions (1950) are assessed fifty years after
    they were made. The book also gives competing views about how the Turing
    test should be interpreted, and novel contemporary criticisms of the test.
    Justifications for the test and it's future applications are suggested and
    alternatives to the Turing test are examined in detail. Recent results of
    the Loebner competition are analyzed.
    This highly readable volume is essential reading for research on the Turing
    test and for teaching undergraduate and graduage students in philosophy,
    computer science, and cognitive science.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1204-7 Date: March 2003 Pages: 288 pp.
    EURO 103.00 / USD 99.00 / GBP 66.00
    Paperback ISBN: 1-4020-1205-5 Date: March 2003 Pages: 288 pp.
    EURO 39.00 / USD 37.00 / GBP 25.00

    Foundations of the Formal Sciences II
    Applications of Mathematical Logic in Philosophy and Linguistics, Papers of
    a Conference held in Bonn, November 1013, 2000

    edited by

    Benedikt Lwe
    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitt Bonn, Germany

    Wolfgang Malzkorn
    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitt Bonn, Germany

    Thoralf Rsch
    Universitt Potsdam, Germany


    "Foundations of the Formal Sciences" (FotFS) is a series of
    interdisciplinary conferences in mathematics, philosophy, computer science
    and linguistics. The main goal is to reestablish the traditionally strong
    links between these areas of research that have been lost in the past decades.
    The second conference in the series had the subtitle "Applications of
    Mathematical Logic in Philosophy and Linguistics" and brought speakers from
    all parts of the Formal Sciences together to give a holistic view of how
    mathematical methods can improve our philosophical and technical
    understanding of language and scientific discourse, ranging from the
    theoretical level up to applications in language recognition software.
    audience: This volume is of interest to all formal philosophers and
    theoretical linguists. In addition to that, logicians interested in the
    applications of their field and logic students in mathematics, computer
    science, philosophy and linguistics can use the volume to broaden their
    knowledge of applications of logic.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1154-7 Date: February 2003 Pages: 304 pp.
    EURO 110.00 / USD 106.00 / GBP 70.00

    Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research
    Volume XVIII

    edited by

    John C. Smart
    Center for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Memphis, TN, USA

    William G. Tierney
    Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California, Los
    Angeles, USA


      From Number Crunching to Spirituality; A.W. Astin. State Governance Reform
    of Higher Education: Patterns, Trends, and Theories of the Public Policy
    Process; M.K. McLendon. College Environments, Diversity, and Student
    Learning; S. Hurtado, E.L. Dey, P. Gurin, G. Gurin. Identity Research in
    Higher Education: Communalities, Differences, and Complementarities; K.A.
    Renn, P. Dilley, M. Prentice. What Can Labor Economics Tell Us About the
    Earnings and Employment Prospects for Faculty? R.K. Toutkoushian. Studying
    Faculty Salary Equity: A Review of Theoretical and Methodological
    Approaches; L.W. Perna. Using Multilevel SEM to Study Leadership
    Effectiveness in Higher Education; V.J. Rosser. Event History Methods:
    Conceptual Issues and An Application to Student Departure from College;
    S.L. DesJardins. Globalization and Universities; J. Currie. Evaluating
    College and University Teaching: Reflections of a Practitioner; W.E.
    Cashin. Confronting the Burden of the Past: The Historical Antecedents of
    the Present Predicament of African Universities; Y.G-M. Lulat. An
    Institutional Perspective on Higher Education Policy: The Case of Academic
    Quality Assurance; D.D. Dill.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1231-4 Date: April 2003 Pages: 550 pp.
    EURO 192.00 / USD 188.00 / GBP 121.00
    Paperback ISBN: 1-4020-1232-2 Date: April 2003 Pages: 550 pp.
    EURO 65.00 / USD 62.00 / GBP 42.00

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