Belief ascription and mental-level modelling Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Models of agents that employ formal notions of mental states are useful and often easier to construct than models at the symbol (eg, programming language) or physical (eg, mechanical) level. However, to enjoy these ben-efits, we must first supply a coherent picture of mental-level models. What is required is a description of the various components of the mental level, their dynamics, their interrelations, and their relations with the agent's behavior. Only then will we have a complete semantics for mental notions. The goal of the first part …

publication date

  • January 1, 1994