Philosophical Studies Series

Collective Agency and Cooperation in Natural and Artificial Systems

Explanation, Implementation and Simulation

Editors: Misselhorn, Catrin (Ed.)

  • Offers a new approach to collective agency
  • Explains a new approach to Human-Machine Cooperation
  • Provides a new interdisciplinary framework involving AI, robotics, cognitive science, management studies and philosophy
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About this book

This book brings together philosophical approaches to cooperation and collective agency with research into human-machine interaction and cooperation from engineering, robotics, computer science and AI. Bringing these so far largely unrelated fields of study together leads to a better understanding of collective agency in natural and artificial systems and will help to improve the design and performance of hybrid systems involving human and artificial agents. Modeling collective agency with the help of computer simulations promises also philosophical insights into the emergence of collective agency.

The volume consists of four sections. The first section is dedicated to the concept of agency. The second section of the book turns to human-machine cooperation. The focus of the third section is the transition from cooperation to collective agency. The last section concerns the explanatory value of social simulations of collective agency in the broader framework of cultural evolution.

About the authors

Prof. Catrin Misselhorn holds the chair for the philosophy of science and technology at the University of Stuttgart and is the director of the Institute of Philosophy. Her research is situated at the intersection of philosophy, science and technological culture. She has published numerous articles in the area of socio-technical epistemology, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of robotics in renowned international journals, e.g., The Monist, Minds and Machines. She is directing the project “Simulating Collective Agency and Decision Processes” in the cluster of excellence SimTech (Simulation Technologies) at the University of Stuttgart.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Collective Agency and Cooperation in Natural and Artificial Systems

    Misselhorn, Catrin

    Pages 3-24

  • Cooperation with Robots? A Two-Dimensional Approach

    Fiebich, Anika (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

  • The Participatory Turn: A Multidimensional Gradual Agency Concept for Human and Non-human Actors

    Thürmel, Sabine

    Pages 45-60

  • Embodied Cooperative Systems: From Tool to Partnership

    Wachsmuth, Ipke

    Pages 63-79

  • Historical, Cultural, and Aesthetic Aspects of the Uncanny Valley

    Schwind, Valentin

    Pages 81-107

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15515-9
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37185-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collective Agency and Cooperation in Natural and Artificial Systems
Book Subtitle
Explanation, Implementation and Simulation
Editors
  • Catrin Misselhorn
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
122
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15515-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15515-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15514-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37185-6
Series ISSN
0921-8599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 311
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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