Leibniz’ Program of Artificial Intelligence and the Mechanization of Thought
Nicholas Rescher (University of Pittsburgh)

February 12, 2019, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

1117 Cathedral of Learning
1117 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 15260
United States

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Abstract: Leibniz was convinced that human thought could be arithmatized and consequently mechanized. The lecture will describe his efforts to substantiate these ideas both theoretically via his CALCULUS RATIOCINATOR and practically via his “thinking machines.”  

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