Title: Evolving towards an evolutionary epistemology

Authors: Luis Moniz Pereira

Addresses: Centro de Inteligencia Artificial – CENTRIA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Quinta da Torre, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

Abstract: This work concerns a non-traditional approach to logic and epistemology, based on a challenging, albeit conjectural, articulation of views proceeding from evolutionary psychology and biology, non-monotonic and decision logics and artificial intelligence. The hinges to the latter inevitably suggest the emergence of an innovative symbiotic form of evolutionary epistemology, which will eventually have the ability to be shared, be it with robots, aliens or any other entity who must needs perform cognition to go on existing and program their future. Creating situated computers and robots means carrying out our own cognitive evolution by new means.

Keywords: logic; decision logics; epistemology; evolutionary biology; evolutionary psychology; non-monotonic logic; artificial intelligence; cognition; cognitive evolution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRIS.2009.026718

International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems, 2009 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.68 - 76

Published online: 24 Jun 2009 *

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