Dr Vincent C. Müller

Dr Vincent C. Müller

University Academic Fellow

Summary: Vincent is a University Academic Fellow whose research focuses on theory and ethics of technology, particularly big data and artificial intelligence.

Location: IDEA Research Centre, 169b Woodhouse Lane

Publications

[copy from www.sophia.de]

My publications are listed below, with a link to the publisher, a pdf (PhilPapers), and an abstract (sophia.de). They can also be downloaded from my pages on PhilPapers and ResearchGate. My ORCID author ID is 0000-0002-4144-4957.

I am apparently the 3rd most cited philosopher in Greece - according to Google Scholar.1


Edited Volumes

  1. Müller, Vincent C. (ed.), (2016), Computing and philosophy: Selected papers from IACAP 2014 (Synthese Library, 375; Berlin: Springer). 282 pp.
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  2. Müller, Vincent C. (ed.), (2016), Fundamental issues of artificial intelligence (Synthese Library, 377; Berlin: Springer). 570 pp.
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  3. Müller, Vincent C. (ed.), (2016), Risks of artificial intelligence (London: Chapman & Hall - CRC Press). 292 pp.
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  4. Müller, Vincent C. (ed.), (2014), Risks of artificial general intelligence (Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, (26/3) Special Issue: Taylor & Francis). 160 pp.
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  5. Müller, Vincent C. (ed.), (2013), Philosophy and theory of artificial intelligence (SAPERE, 5; Berlin: Springer). 429 pp.
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  6. Esposito, Anna; Esposito, Antonietta M; Hoffmann, Rüdiger; Müller, Vincent C. and Vinciarelli, Alessandro (eds.) (2012), Cognitive behavioural systems (LNCS, 7403; Berlin: Springer). 450 pp.
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  7. Müller, Vincent C. (ed.), (2012), Theory and philosophy of AI (Minds and Machines, 22/2 - Special volume: Springer). 67-148 pp.
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  8. Müller, Vincent C. and Ayesh, Aladdin (eds.) (2012), Revisiting Turing and his test: Comprehensiveness, qualia, and the real world (AISB Proceedings, 7/2012; Hove: AISB). 64 pp.
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  9. Esposito, Anna; Esposito, Antonietta M; Martone, Raffaele; Müller, Vincent C. and Scarpetta, Gaetano (eds.) (2011), Towards autonomous, adaptive, and context-aware multimodal interfaces: Theoretical and practical issues (LNCS, 6456; Berlin: Springer). 474 pp.
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  10. Kazazis, Ioannis N; Müller, Vincent C. and Sistakou, Evina (eds.) (2003), Συμφραστικός πίνακας λέξεων στο ποιητικό έργο του Γιώργου Σεφέρη [Concordance to the poems of Georgios Seferis] (Thessaloniki: Centre for the Greek Language). 804 pp.
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  11. Müller, Vincent C. (ed.), (1993), Hilary Putnam: Von einem realistischen Standpunkt, Schriften zu Sprache und Wirklichkeit [From a realist point of view: Writings on language and reality], trans. Vincent C. Müller (rowohlts enzyklopädie, 539; Reinbek: Rowohlt). 315 pp.
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  12. Krämer, Werner; Mathwig, Frank and Müller, Vincent C. (eds.) (1992-1998), Bücher zum Studium der evangelischen Theologie [Books for the study of protestant theology] (42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 edn.; Marburg/Lahn: Timbuktu). 288 pp.
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Papers

  1. Müller, Vincent C. and Hoffmann, Matej (forthcoming), 'What is morphological computation? On how the body contributes to cognition and control', Artificial Life.
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  2. Hoffmann, Matej and Müller, Vincent C. (forthcoming), 'Simple or complex bodies? Trade-offs in exploiting body morphology for control', in Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic and Raffaela Giovagnoli (eds.), Representation of Reality: Humans, Animals and Machines (Berlin: Springer).
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  3. Müller, Vincent C. (forthcoming), 'Autonomous killer robots are probably good news', in Ezio Di Nucci and Filippo Santoni de Sio (eds.), Drones and responsibility: Legal, philosophical and socio-technical perspectives on the use of remotely controlled weapons (London: Ashgate).
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  4. Simpson, Thomas W and Müller, Vincent C. (forthcoming), 'Just war and robots’ killings', The Philosophical Quarterly, (online 07.08.2015).
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  5. Müller, Vincent C. (2016), 'Editorial: Risks of artificial intelligence', in Vincent C. Müller (ed.), Risks of artificial intelligence (London: CRC Press - Chapman & Hall), 1-8.
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  6. Müller, Vincent C. (2016), 'New developments in the philosophy of AI', in Vincent C. Müller (ed.), Fundamental Issues of Artificial Intelligence (Synthese Library; Berlin: Springer).
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  7. Müller, Vincent C. and Bostrom, Nick (2016), 'Future progress in artificial intelligence: A survey of expert opinion', in Vincent C. Müller (ed.), Fundamental Issues of Artificial Intelligence (Synthese Library; Berlin: Springer), 553-70.
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  8. Müller, Vincent C. (2015), 'Gun control: A European perspective', Essays in Philosophy, 16 (2), 247-61.
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  9. Müller, Vincent C. (2015), 'Which symbol grounding problem should we try to solve?', Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 27 (1, ed. D. Jones & A. Beavers), 73-78.
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  10. Hoffmann, Matej and Müller, Vincent C. (2014), 'Trade-offs in exploiting body morphology for control: From simple bodies and model-based control to complex ones with model-free distributed control schemes', in Helmut Hauser; Rudolf M Füchslin and Rolf Pfeifer (eds.), Opinions and Outlooks on Morphological Computation (Zurich: E-Book), 185-94.
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  11. Müller, Vincent C. (2014), 'Editorial: Risks of general artificial intelligence', Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 26 (3 - Special issue ‘Risks of General Artificial Intelligence’, ed. V. Müller), 297-301.
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  12. Müller, Vincent C. (2014), 'Pancomputationalism: Theory or metaphor?', in Ruth Hagengruber and Uwe Riss (eds.), Philosophy, computing and information science (History and philosophy of technoscience; London: Pickering & Chattoo), 213-21.
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  13. Gomila, Antoni and Müller, Vincent C. (2012), 'Challenges for artificial cognitive systems', Journal of Cognitive Science, 13 (4), 453-69.
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  14. Müller, Vincent C. (2012), 'Autonomous cognitive systems in real-world environments: Less control, more flexibility and better interaction', Cognitive Computation, 4 (3), 212-15.
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  15. Müller, Vincent C. (2012), 'From embodied and extended mind to no mind', in Anna Esposito, et al. (eds.), Cognitive Behavioural Systems (LNCS/LNAI 7403; Berlin: Springer), 299-303.
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  16. Müller, Vincent C. (2012), 'Introduction: Theory and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence', Minds and Machines, 22 (2), 67-69.
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  17. Dodig-Crnkovic, Gordana and Müller, Vincent C. (2011), 'A dialogue concerning two world systems: Info-computational vs. mechanistic', in Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic and Mark Burgin (eds.), Information and computation: Essays on scientific and philosophical understanding of foundations of information and computation (Boston: World Scientific), 149-84.
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  18. Müller, Vincent C. (2011), 'The hard and easy grounding problems (Comment on A. Cangelosi)', International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems, 1 (1), 70.
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  19. Müller, Vincent C. (2011), 'Interaction and resistance: The recognition of intentions in new human-computer interaction', in Anna Esposito, et al. (eds.), Towards autonomous, adaptive, and context-aware multimodal interfaces: Theoretical and practical issues (LNCS, 6456; Berlin: Springer), 1-7.
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  20. Müller, Vincent C. (2011), 'On the possibilities of hypercomputing supertasks', Minds and Machines, 21 (1), 83-96.
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  21. Müller, Vincent C. (2010), 'Εικάζει η φιλοσοφία για εμπειρικά δεδομένα; Η γνωσιακή διαπερατότητα της αντίληψης [Does philosophy speculate about empirical facts? The cognitive penetrability of perception]', Noesis - The Journal of the Hellenic Cognitive Science Society, 6 (1), 161-64.
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  22. Müller, Vincent C. (2009), 'From public data to private information: The case of the supermarket', in Maria Bottis (ed.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry (Corfu: Nomiki Bibliothiki), 500-07.
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  23. Müller, Vincent C. (2009), 'Symbol grounding in computational systems: A paradox of intentions', Minds and Machines, 19 (4), 529-41.
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  24. Müller, Vincent C. (2009), 'Would you mind being watched by machines? Privacy concerns in data mining', AI & Society, 23 (4), 529-44.
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  25. Müller, Vincent C. (2008), 'Representation in digital systems', in Adam Briggle; Katinka Waelbers and Philip Brey (eds.), Current issues in computing and philosophy (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Amsterdam: IOS Press), 116-21.
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  26. Müller, Vincent C. (2008), 'Για τη δυνατότητα υπερ-υπολογισμού πέρα από την υπόθεση Church-Turing [On the Possibility of Hypercomputing beyond Church-Turing]', in Dimitra Sfendoni-Mentzou (ed.), Φιλοσοφία τον Επιστιμόν [Philosophy of Science], EFE 2006: Proceedings of the 10th Greek Association for Philosophy Conference (vol. I; Thessaloniki: Zitis), 407-14.
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  27. Müller, Vincent C. (2007), 'Is there a future for AI without representation?', Minds and Machines, 17 (1), 101-15.
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  28. Müller, Vincent C. (2006), 'Some information is too dangerous to be on the Internet', Computers and Society, 36 (1), 1-11.
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  29. Raftopoulos, Athanassios and Müller, Vincent C. (2006), 'Nonconceptual demonstrative reference', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 72 (2), 251-85.
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  30. Raftopoulos, Athanassios and Müller, Vincent C. (2006), 'The phenomenal content of experience', Mind and Language, 21 (2), 187-219.
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  31. Müller, Vincent C. (2005), 'There must be encapsulated nonconceptual content in vision', in Athanassios Raftopoulos (ed.), Cognitive penetrability of perception: Attention, action, attention and bottom-up constraints (Huntington: Nova Science), 157-70.
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  32. Müller, Vincent C. (2002), 'Communicating the same information to a human and to a machine: Is there a difference in principle?', in Konstantinos Boudouris and Takis Poulakos (eds.), Philosophy of communication: Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Greek philosophy (IAGP 13) (2; Athens: Ionia), 168-76.
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  33. Raftopoulos, Athanassios and Müller, Vincent C. (2002), 'Deictic codes, demonstratives, and reference: A step toward solving the grounding problem', in Wayne D. Gray and Christian D. Schunn (eds.), CogSci 2002, 24th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Mahwah, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum), 762-67.
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  34. Müller, Vincent C. (2000), 'How do we read a dictionary (as machines and as humans)? Kinds of information in dictionaries constructed and reconstructed', in Evangelos Dermatas (ed.), Proceedings of COMLEX2000: Computational lexicography (WCL; Patras: Patras University Press), 141-44.
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  35. Müller, Vincent C. and Kelter, Stephanie (1998), 'Too much substance – not enough cognition. Commentary on Ruth Millikan: “A common structure for concepts of individuals, stuffs and real kinds”', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21 (1), 80-81.
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  36. Müller, Vincent C. (1997), 'Real vagueness', in Georg Meggle (ed.), Analyomen 2: Perspectives in analytical philosophy (II: Philosophy of Language; Metaphysics; Berlin: de Gruyter), 398-403.
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  37. Müller, Vincent C. and Stein, Christian (1996), 'Epistemic theories of truth: The justifiability paradox investigated', in C. Martínez Vidal; U. Rivas Monroy and L. Villegas Forero (eds.), Verdad: Lógica, Representatión y Mundo (Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), 95-104.
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  38. Müller, Vincent C. (1993), 'Einleitung [Introduction]', in Vincent C. Müller (ed.), Hilary Putnam: Von einem realistischen Standpunkt, Schriften zu Sprache und Wirklichkeit [From a realist point of view: Writings on language and reality] (rowohlts enzyklopädie; Reinbek: Rowohlt), 9-26.
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Academic Theses

  1. Müller, Vincent C. (1999), Realismus und Referenz: Arten von Arten [Realism and Reference: Kinds of Kinds] (Fachbereich Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften, Dr. phil.; Hamburg: Universität Hamburg)
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Miscellaneous Academic Work: Reviews, Translations, Reports, Bibliography, Papers in Proceedings

  1. Müller, Vincent C. and Bostrom, Nick (2014), 'Future progress in artificial intelligence: A poll among experts', AI Matters, 1 (1), 9-11.
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  2. Müller, Vincent C. and Simpson, Thomas W (2014), 'Killer robots: Regulate, don’t ban', University of Oxford, Blavatnik School of Government Policy Memo, November 2014, 1-4.
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  3. Müller, Vincent C. (2013), '20 years after The Embodied Mind - why is cognitivism alive and kicking?', in Joel Parthmore and Blay Whitby (eds.), Re-Conceptualizing Mental "Illness": The View from Enactivist Philosophy and Cognitive Science - AISB Convention 2013 (Hove: AISB), 47-49.
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  4. Müller, Vincent C. (2013), 'What is a digital state?', in Mark J. Bishop and Yasemin J. Erden (eds.), The Scandal of Computation - What is Computation? - AISB Convention 2013 (Hove: AISB), 11-16.
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  5. Müller, Vincent C. (2011), 'Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence, 3–4 October (Report on PT-AI 2011)', The Reasoner, 5 (11), 192-93.
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  6. Müller, Vincent C. (2009), 'Review of Susan Stuart & Gordana Dodig Crnkovic (eds.): 'Computation, Information, Cognition: The Nexus and the Liminal' (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007)', Cybernetics & Human Knowing, 16 (3-4), 201-03.
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  7. Müller, Vincent C. (2008), 'Margaret Boden 'Mind as Machine: A History of Cognitive Science' (2 vols., Oxford University Press 2006)', Minds and Machines, 18 (1), 121-25.
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  8. Müller, Vincent C. (2008), 'What a course on philosophy of computing is not', APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, 8 (1), 36-38.
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  9. Müller, Vincent C. (2006), 'Πενήντα χρόνια τεχνητής νοημοσύνης: γιατί δεν επιτύχαμε ακόμα; [Fifty years of artificial intelligence: Why have we not succeeded yet?]', Cogito, 4, 48-49. Reprint: (short version) Angeliofóros newspaper, 26.02.2006, p. 38
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  10. Müller, Vincent C. (2005), 'Τι είναι η πατρίδα μας; [What is our fatherland?]', Cogito, 3, 8-10.
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  11. Müller, Vincent C. (2004), '“Der Mann mit Eigenschaften”, review of Joseph LeDoux: Im Netz der Persönlichkeit: Wie unser Selbst entsteht [Synaptic Self], Düsseldorf: Walter Verlag 2003', Süddeutsche Zeitung, (14.01.2004), 14.
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  12. Sainsbury, Richard Mark (2001), Paradoxien, trans. Vincent C. Müller (2nd, revised edn., Universal-Bibliothek, 18135; Stuttgart: Reclam).
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  13. Adams, Robert Merrihew (1998), 'Mittleres Wissen und das Problem des Übels [Middle knowledge and the problem of evil]', trans. Vincent C. Müller, in Christoph Jäger (ed.), Analytische Religionsphilosophie (UTB; Berlin: Ferdinand Schöningh), 253-72.
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  14. Pike, Nelson (1998), 'Hume über Übel [Hume on evil]', trans. Vincent C. Müller, in Christoph Jäger (ed.), Analytische Religionsphilosophie (UTB; Berlin: Ferdinand Schöningh), 227-44.
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  15. Quinn, Philip L. (1998), 'Auf der Suche nach den Fundamenten des Theismus [In Search of the Foundations of Theism]', trans. Vincent C. Müller, in Christoph Jäger (ed.), Analytische Religionsphilosophie (UTB; Berlin: Ferdinand Schöningh), 331-53.
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  16. Schlesinger, George N. (1998), 'Leid und Übel [Suffering and evil]', trans. Vincent C. Müller, in Christoph Jäger (ed.), Analytische Religionsphilosophie (UTB; Berlin: Ferdinand Schöningh), 245-52.
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  17. Müller, Vincent C. (1996), 'Review of Crispin Wright "Truth and Objectivity" (Harvard University Press 1993)', Erkenntnis, 44 (1), 119-23.
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  18. Müller, Vincent C. (1994), 'Review of Mark Sainsbury, Paradoxes (Cambridge University Press, 1988)', in Gianfranco Soldati (ed.), European Review of Philosophy 1: Philosophy of Mind (Stanford: CSLI Publications), 182-84.
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  19. Müller, Vincent C. (1993), 'Bibliographie der Schriften von Hilary Putnam [Bibliography of Hilary Putnam's Writings]', in Vincent C. Müller (ed.), Hilary Putnam: Von einem realistischen Standpunkt, Schriften zu Sprache und Wirklichkeit [From a realist point of view: Writings on language and reality] (rowohlts enzyklopädie; Reinbek: Rowohlt), 278-94. Reprint: Reprinted in Hilary Putnam: Pragmatism: An Open Question, Oxford: Blackwell 1995, 82–102.
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  20. Sainsbury, Richard Mark (1993), Paradoxien, trans. Vincent C. Müller (Universal-Bibliothek, 8881; Stuttgart: Reclam).
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Journalism & Interviews

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  1. Müller, Vincent C. and Fagella, Dan (2016), 'Is Embodied Intelligence a Necessity for Flexible, Adaptive Thinking? – A Conversation ', TechEmergence Podcasts (#149), 15.05.2016.
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  2. Müller, Vincent C. and Mazur, Susan (2013), 'Robots and the 1% – Interview by Suzan Mazur', Scoop, (11.11.2013).
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  3. Müller, Vincent C. and Marsiske, Hans-Arthur (2013), 'Wir bauen keine künstlichen Menschen – Interview mit H.-A. Marsiske', C'T, KW 43 (26.10.2013), 2.
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  4. (2013), 'Smart robots, driverless cars work – but they bring ethical issues too' [report on EUCog Conference], The Observer, (20.10.2013), 2.
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  5. (2011), 'Robots seek role in reactors: Artificial cognitive systems will soon be able to play a greater role in dealing with problems such as Fukushima' [Report on European Robotics Forum], Professional Engineering 24/5, 04.05.2011, 2011.
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  6. Müller, Vincent C. and Salames, Alexandros (2009), 'Η τεχνητή νοημοσύνη είναι εργαλείο [Artificial intelligence is a Tool] - Interview by Alexandros Salames', Diadromes, Supplement to Aggelioforos, 319 (16.10.2009), 13.
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  7. Breuer, Ingrid; Burri, Alex and Müller, Vincent C. (1996), 'Wie realistisch kann der Realismus sein? Hilary Putnams Gratwanderung zwischen Metaphysik und Skeptizismus', Deutschlandfunk, 26.07.96, 20:10–21:00.
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1. The first is Stathis Psillos (Athens University & UWO, Canada), then Keith Frankish (Crete & OpenU). Next are Katerina Ierodiakonou (Athens University), Aristides Baltas (Minister of Culture, Athens University), Theodore Arabatzis (Athens University). - Of course, citation frequency is very loosely correlated to "academic quality" (and not correlated to "ability"). On the limitations and value of research metrics, see the Leiden Manifesto (2015) in "Nature".
To compare citation frequency and indexes in philosophy with other disciplines, one must take into account that most disciplines publish and cite a lot more frequently than we do in philosophy, plus they also co-author a lot more (which is ignored in the citation count and h-index). It is not very clear what the multiplication factors are, but judging by journal h-index they seem to be around 3-7x for social sciences or engineering, and 10x for natural sciences and medicine. - For some more discussion, see the Wikipedia entry on the h-index, and research on citation frequency within the natural sciences