CAP 1996 at Carnegie Mellon University

How Computers Are Changing Philosophy
Terry Bynum, Southern Connecticut State University
Jim Moor, Dartmouth College
Chair: Robert Cavalier, Carnegie Mellon University


August 9, 1996

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Thinking and Computing: Computers as Special Kinds of Signs
Jim Fetzer

University of Minnesota
Introduced by Martin Fricke

Explaining the Phi Phenomenon without Dennett’s Exotica: All You Need is Good Ol’ Computation
Selmer Bringsjord & Ron Noel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

A Universal Translation Algorithm for Context-Free Phrase Structure Languages
Joseph F. Hanna, Michigan State University

PROTO THINKER

Mind-Models As Research Tools in Philosophy
John A. Barker, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

The PT-Project: An Internet-based Student-Faculty Research Project in Cognitive Science
David Anderson, Harry McBurney, Brent Juelich, John Nugent, Greg Flint, Matt Carlson, & Chris Ahillen, Illinois State University

PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION ON
FREE SPEECH, PORNOGRAPHY, AND CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNET

Pornography and the Internet
Doug Birsch, Villanova

Feminists and Pornography in Cyberspace
Susan Mallon Ross, Clarkson University

Wizards, Toads, and Ethics Wes Cooper
Chair: Charles Ess, Drury College

ELECTRONIC SOURCES

Electronic Socratics: Philosophical Multimedia in the Academy and for the General Public
Ken Knisely

Great Voyages: The History of Western Philosophy from 1492-1776
William Uzgalis

What is Socrates or The World Archive of Philosophy?
Ernst-Jan C. Wit

AI, COGNITIVE SCIENCE, AND PHILOSOPHY

Anthropological Concepts in AI
Anne Foerst, MIT

Human Knowledge
Vladimir Geroimenko, Goteborg University, Sweden

The Very Idea of Computer Self- Knowledge and Self-Deception
Sanford C. Goldberg, Grinnell College


August 10, 1996

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

John Dewey Meets the Barney Generation: The Role of Computational Media in Coming to Know
Elliot Soloway*

University of Michigan
Introduced by Nelson Pole, Cleveland State University

*Due to a medical emergency, Elliot Soloway will not be able to attend.
Scott Stevens, Carnegie Mellon Informedia, will give a substitute presentation.

The Transversal Logic of the World Wide Web: A Philosophical Analysis
Mike Sandbothe, University of Magdeburg, Germany

Hyperproof and Visual Reasoning
Gerard Allwein & Atsushi Shimojima, Visual Inference Laboratory, Indiana University

Panel Discussion on Computers and the Future of Higher Education
Marvin Croy, University of North Carolina/Charlotte
Helen Nissenbaum, Princeton University
Richard Scheines, Carnegie Mellon University
Chair: Terry Bynum

ETHICS AND THE INTERNET

Civil Cyber-discourse Can Virtual Virtues Be Taught?
Jon Dorbolo, Oregon State University

Teaching Ethics Using the Web
Larry Hinman, San Diego

Randomized Algorithms
Don Fallis
Chair: Catherine Womack, Union College

Software for Comprehensive Logic Instruction
Nicholas Asher, Rob Koons, David V. Newman

COMPUTERS AND ETHICS OR AESTHETICS

Artificial Morality: Extolling the Virtues of Capitalism
John F. Decker and Greg Scaffidi

Computing Beauty-values and Philosophy of Art
Vladimir Lobovikov, Visiting Professor, University of Texas

Computer Ethics and the New Social Ethos
James M. Willson-Quayle


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