This book attempts to address both the engineering issue and the philosophical issue of a machine. It demonstrates the viability of the engineering project and presents the philosopher's specifications to the cognitive-scientist-cum-engineer as to what will count as a primitive android.
Introduction -- The Engineer’s Project -- Interagency Attribution and Android Skepticism -- Pure Versus Impure Models of Agency -- Integrated System Programming -- Defusing Android Skepticism -- The Philosopher’s Project -- Rational Agency and Consciousness: Outlining the Argument -- Does the ‘Formal’ Versus the ‘Physical’ Axis Matter? -- Do We Need to Peek to Attribute Consciousness? -- Degrees of Consciousness -- Conclusion -- The Mystic’s Project -- A Dialogue