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Samir Chopra
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center

Research Interests

  • Philosophical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
  • Politics and Ethics of Technology
  • Legal Theory of Artificial Agents
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Logical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence

Courses Recently Taught

At Brooklyn College:

  • Freud and Psychoanalysis
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy and Feminism
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Computer Ethics
  • Philosophy of Science

Representative Publications

Selected publications are available on Professor Chopra's web site.

Samir Chopra and Laurence White, A Legal Theory for Autonomous Artificial Agents, University of Michigan Press, 2011

Richard Booth, Samir Chopra, Thomas Meyer, and Aditya Ghose, Double Preference for Generalised Belief Change, Artificial Intelligence, 174(16-17): 1339-1368, (2010).

Samir Chopra and Scott Dexter, Free Software and the Economics of Information Justice, Ethics and Information Technology, DOI 10.1007/s10676-010-9226-6. Samir Chopra, Rights for Autonomous Artificial Agents, Communications of the ACM, 53(8): 38-40 (2010)

Samir Chopra and Laurence White, Artificial Agents and the Contracting Problem: A Solution via an Agency Analysis, University of Illinois Journal of Law. Technology and Policy, 363, 2009.

Samir Chopra and Scott Dexter, The Freedoms of Software and its Ethical Uses, Ethics and Information Technology, 11(4): 287-297 (2009).

Samir Chopra and Scott Dexter, Free Software and the Political Philosophy of the Cyborg World, ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society, 37(2): 41-52, (2007).

Samir Chopra, Aditya Ghose, Thomas Meyer, and Ka-Shu Wong, Iterated Revision and the Axiom of Recovery, Journal of Philosophical Logic, 37(5): 501-520, (2008)

Samir Chopra and Scott Dexter, Decoding Liberation: The Promise of Free and Open Source Software, Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture, 2007

Samir Chopra and Laurence White, Privacy and Artificial Agents, Or, Is Google Reading My Email?, in Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2007

Samir Chopra, Aditya Ghose and Thomas Meyer, Social Choice Theory, Belief Merging and Strategy-Proofness, Information Fusion, 7(1):61-79, 2006

Richard Booth, Samir Chopra, Aditya Ghose and Thomas Meyer, Belief Liberation (and Retraction), Studia Logica, 79(1):47-72, 2005

Samir Chopra and Laurence White, Attribution of Knowledge to Artificial Agents and their Principals, in Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2005

Samir Chopra and Laurence White, Artificial Agents - Personhood in Law and Philosophy, in Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2004

Samir Chopra, Aditya Ghose and Thomas Meyer, Non-prioritized Ranked Belief Change, Journal of Philosophical Logic, 32(4):417-443, 2003

Samir Chopra and Eric Martin, Generalized Logical Consequence: Making Room for Induction in the Logic of Science, Journal of Philosophical Logic, 28(31):245-280, 2002

Samir Chopra, Rohit Parikh and Renata Wassermann, Approximate Belief Revision, Logic Journal of the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), 9(6): 755-768 (2001)

Samir Chopra and Rohit Parikh, Relevance Sensitive Belief Structures, Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 28(1-4): 259-285 (2000)

Samir Chopra, Konstantinos Georgatos, and Rohit Parikh, Relevance Sensitive Non-monotonic Inference for Belief Sequences, Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics, 11(1-2): 131-150 (2001)