In this article, I will present recent thoughts and theories on autonomy for natural and artificial agents. Even though the recent work on autonomy for artificial agents has interesting aspects, it excels in being unsystematic and a lack of references to theories outside of agent research supporting one or the other. Embedding these discussions in a broader framework of discussions in philosophy and sociology will enable us to sketch a broader yet more detailed picture. It will also enable us to discuss the reasoning of artificial agents.
|Title of host publication||Agents and Computational Autonomy: Potential, Risks, and Solutions|
|Editors||M Nickles, M Rovatsos, G Weiss|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|