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|Title:||Rationality, reasoning and regulation: the case of group agents|
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|Series/Report no.:||Minds, Mobs and Memories|
|Abstract:||Note: The audio file features Philip Pettit's paper, entitiled "Rationality, reasoning and regulation: the case of group agents," followed by commentary from Katie Steele, then discussion. Abstract for Pettit's paper: Rationality involves susceptibility to certain agency-related constraints and desiderata. This susceptibility is implemented sub-personally in animal agents but the implementation is intentionally reinforced by the reasoning and regulation that human animals pursue. What, then, of artificial agents: not silicon-based robots but socially constructed organizations? It turns out that rationality is hard to implement sub-personally with such agents; that reasoning plays a natural and important part; and that regulation is a necessary supplement, as with individual subjects.|
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|Type of Work:||Conference paper|
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