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Professor Margaret Boden

Post
Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Sussex

British Academy appointments
Vice-President 1989 - 1991

Specialisms
Philosophy of mind and creativity; computational psychology; artificial intelligence

Biography
Margaret A. Boden OBE ScD FBA is Research Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex, where she helped develop the world's first academic programme in cognitive science. She holds degrees in medical sciences, philosophy, and psychology (including a Harvard PhD, Cambridge ScD, and three honorary doctorates), and integrates these disciplines with AI in her research.

She is a past vice-president of the British Academy and past Chair of Council of the Royal Institution, and an elected Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (and of its British and European equivalents).

Her work has been translated into twenty languages, and she has lectured widely, to specialist and general audiences, around the world. She was the subject of BBC Radio-4’s The Life Scientific in October 2014.

Her recent books include The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms (1990/2004); Mind as Machine: A History of Cognitive Science (2006); and Creativity and Art: Three Roads to Surprise (2010). (AI, Its Nature and Future is in press.)

She has two children and four grandchildren, and lives in Brighton.

Boden, M. A. (2016) AI, Its Nature and Future.
Creativity and Art: Three Roads to Surprise (2010)
Mind as Machine: A History of Cognitive Science (2006)
The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms (2nd edn., 2004)
Piaget (2nd edn. 1994)
Artificial Intelligence and Natural Man (2nd edn. 1987)
Purposive Explanation in Psychology (1972).

Past appointments
Lecturer in Philosophy University of Birmingham (1959 - 1965)
Lecturer, Reader in Philosophy and Psychology School for Global studies, University of Sussex (1965 - 1980)
Professor of Philosophy and Psychology School for Global studies, University of Sussex (1980 - 2002)
Research Professor of Cognitive Science School for Global studies, University of Sussex (2002 - )
Research Professor of Cognitive Science Centre for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Sussex (2002 - )

Principal publications
The evolution of cultural entities, (_PBA_ 112, 2002)
Purposive explanation in psychology, 1972
Artificial intelligence and natural man, 1977; 2nd edn 1987
The creative mind: myths and mechanisms, 1990
Piaget, 1979; 2nd edn. 1994
Creativity and Art: Three Roads to Surprise, 2010
The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, 1990
The Philosophy of Artificial Life, 1996
Minds and Mechanisms: Philosophical Psychology and Computational Models, 1981
Computer Models of Mind: Comp[utational Approaches in Theoretical Psychology, 1988
Dimensions of Creativity, 1994
Artificial Intelligence in Psychology: Interdisciplinary Essays, 1989
Artificial Intelligence and the Mind: New Breakthroughs or Dead Ends?, 1995
Artificial Intelligence, 1996
Mind as machine: A history of cognitive science, 2006

Website
www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/276
Website
www.ruskin.tv/margaretboden

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