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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


This reading group will meet fortnightly on Fridays at 10am on Zoom. If you are interested in attending, contact the organiser Milena Ivanova (mi342).

Easter Term 2022

6 May: The imagination as a process

20 May: Can AI create art?

  • Coeckelbergh, M. (2016). 'Can Machines Create Art?', Philosophy and Technology, 30(3), 285–303.
  • Mazzone, M., & Elgammal, A. (2019). 'Art, Creativity, and the Potential of Artificial Intelligence', Arts, 8(1), 26.

3 June: Can AI redefine creativity?

  • Fessenko, D. (Forthcoming). 'Can Artificial Intelligence (Re)Define Creativity?', in EthicAI=LABS Project: Collection of Essays.
  • Gobet, F., & Sala, G. 1. (2019). 'How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Us Understand Human Creativity', Front. Psychol., 10: 1401.

17 June: Drafts from members

  • Milena Ivanova (draft). 'Assisted Discovery and Aesthetic Values in Science'.