Discourse, Interaction and Communication

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Xabier Arrazola, Kepa Korta, Francis Jeffrey Pelletier
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 28, 1998 - Computers - 187 pages
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DISCOURSE, INTERACTION, AND COMMUNICATION Co-organized by the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science and the Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language, and Infonnation (ILCLI) both from the University of the Basque Country, tlle Fourth International Colloquium on Cognitive Science (ICCS-95) gathered at Donostia - San Sebastian ti'om May 3 to 6, 1995, with the following as its main topics: 1. Social Action and Cooperation. 2. Cognitive Approaches in Discourse Processing: Grammatical and Semantical Aspects. 3. Models of Infonnation in Communication Systems. 4. Cognitive Simulation: Scope and Limits. More tllan one hundred researchers from all over the world exchanged their most recent contributions to Cognitive Science in an exceptionally fruitful annosphere. In this volume we include a small though representative sample of tlle main papers. They all were invited papers except the one by Peter Juel Henrichsen, a contributed paper tllat merited tlle IBERDROLA - Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia: Best Paper Award, set up in ICCS-95 for the first time.
 

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Contents

DOES THE SENTENCE EXIST? DO WE NEED IT?
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2 Decomposition of the Sentence
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3 Dynamic Xcalculus
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5 Ellipsis as Syntactic Disturbance
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6 Does the Sentence Exist?
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Notes
23
References
24
CONTEXTUAL DOMAINS
25
References
102
INFORMATIONAL SEMANTICS AND EPISTEMIC ARROGANCE
105
2 Informational Semantics Intentional Psychology and Rational Belieffixation
106
3 Cognitive Management and Our Rationality
110
4 Epistemic Arrogance
115
Content Counterfactuals and Translation
117
Notes
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COLLECTIVE GOALS AND COOPERATION
121

2 Austinian semantics
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3 Domain shift
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4 Mental spaces
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5 Domains vs scope
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6 Intensional domains and pretended reference
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Notes
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THINKING OF NOT
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2 How Cognitivism Deals with Problems in Naive Semantics
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3 Predicative Negation
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4 Two Inadequate Answers to Problem of Predicate Negation
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5 Possible Mental Negations
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6 Conclusion
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Notes
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THE METAPHORICAL CONCEPTION OF EVENTS AND CAUSES SOME IMPLICATIONS OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE FOR PHILOSOPHY
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2 Conceptual Metaphor
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Evidence Inference and Constraints
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4 Time
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5 Event Structure
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Causes Are Forces
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7 Probabilistic Causation
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8 Is Causation An Inherently Metaphorical Concept?
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9 Metaphor and Belief
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References
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FORMAL SEMANTICS GEOMETRY AND MIND
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1 Formal semantics and its ontology
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2 Model Theory and Geometry
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3 Geometry and Mind
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2 The ingredients of collective goals
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3 The final analysis of intended collective goals
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4 Cooperation
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5 Conclusion
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References
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A TUTORIAL
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knowledge belief and time
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3 A concrete framework for multiagent systems
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4 Adding probability
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5 Combining knowledge probability and time
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6 Conclusion
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Notes
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THE EFFECT OF INDIVIDUAL REASONING STRATEGIES ON MULTIAGENT INTERACTION
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2 MetaLevel Satisfking Strategies
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3 MultiAgent Filtering
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4 Related and Ongoing Research
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Notes
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BUILDING A COLLABORATIVE INTERFACE AGENT
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2 The domain of IT the collaborating software agent
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3 The Application of Discourse Structure and Theory of Collaboration
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4 Principles that govern TTs behavior
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5 Comparing TT and a Human Travel Agent
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References
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NAME INDEX
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SUBJECT INDEX
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Kepa Korta is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country. His work has been focused on the study of dialogue, the implicit/explicit distinction, and the semantics/pragmatics interface. His research fields include the philosophy of language, semantics and pragmatics, and the philosophy of action. He has authored a number of books and papers, and recently co-authored with John Perry several works on pragmatics in Mind and Language, Synthese, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research and The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. He is currently director of the Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language and Information (ILCLI) of the University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastian.