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On the 4th of September, I gave a presentation on Kant and AI as part of a panel on “Recent Kant Scholarship” organised for the 2017 UK Kant Society Annual Conference at the University of St Andrews (organiser of the conference, Michael Walschots). For the presentation, I referred mainly to the general problem of the possibility of constructing artificial intelligence starting from Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, and I drew mainly on texts 2 and 3 below.

In case you are aware of other relevant literature, could you let me know? Many thanks in anticipation!


  1. Chalmers, D.; French, R.; Hofstadter, D. (1992): “High-Level Perception, Representation, and Analogy: A Critique of Artificial Intelligence Methodology”, in Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 4(3):185–211.
  2. Evans, R. (2016): “Kant on Constituted Mental Activity”, APA Presentation.
  3. Evans, R. (2017[2016]): “A Kantian Cognitive Architecture”, IACAP Presentation. Forthcoming in Philosophical Studies.
  4. Evans, R.; Sergot, M. (2017):  “Interpreting Kant’s Rules as Conditional Imperatives”, unpublished manuscript.


  1. Krausser, P. (1976) “Kant’s schematism of the categories and the problem of pattern recognition”, in Synthese 33 (1):175–192.
  2. Castagnoli, A; Pelilloa, M; Scantamburloa, T; Turoldo, F. (2017) “A Kantian Reads Pattern Recognition Letters”, in Pattern Recognition Letters. Forthcoming.


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