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    Mathematical Explanation: A Contextual Approach
    with Joachim Frans and Bart Van Kerkhove
    Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research 34 (2): 309-329. 2017.
  • Explaining Top-Down Minds from the Bottom Up (review)
    Constructivist Foundations 12 (3): 369-372. 2017.
    The main topic of Dennett’s book is intelligent design and the design of intelligence, trying to make intuitive the processes of both, be it the top-down process of comprehension that designs with foresight and reasons or the bottom-up process of evolution that has, through blind trial and error, captured free-floating rationales and ultimately, through co-evolution (between memes and genes), achieved top-down intelligence, flipping its original design process upside down.
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    Computational Explanation in Cognitive Sciences: The Mechanist Turn
    with J. Frans
    Constructivist Foundations 10 (3): 426-429. 2015.
    Upshot: The computational theory of mind has been elaborated in many different ways throughout the last decades. In Explaining the Computational Mind, Milkowski defends his view that the mind can be explained as computational through his defense of mechanistic explanation. At no point in this book is there explicit mention of constructivist approaches to this topic. We will, nevertheless, argue that it is interesting for constructivist readers
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    Reuben Hersh confided to us that, about forty years ago, the late Paul Cohen predicted to him that at some unspecified point in the future, mathematicians would be replaced by computers. Rather than focus on computers replacing mathematicians, however, our aim is to consider the (im)possibility of human mathematicians being joined by “artificial mathematicians” in the proving practice—not just as a method of inquiry but as a fellow inquirer.
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    Artificial Free Will: The Responsibility Strategy and Artificial Agents
    Apeiron Student Journal of Philosophy (Portugal) 7 175-203. 2016.
    Both a traditional notion of free will, present in human beings, and artificial intelligence are often argued to be inherently incompatible with determinism. Contrary to these criticisms, this paper defends that an account of free will compatible with determinism, the responsibility strategy (coined here) specifically, is a variety of free will worth wanting as well as a variety that is possible to (in principle) artificially construct. First, freedom will be defined and related to ethics. With …Read more