Seventh International Coputing And Philosophy Conference at The University of Central Florida

Tutorial on Virtual Reality

Cyberspace
Michael Heim
Michael Moshell, Chief Scientist, Visual Systems Lab
Charles Hughes, Computer Science, UCF


August 14, 1992

Computation, Natural Language, and Content

Artificial Intelligence as Applied Philosophy: Some Problems in Speech Act Theory
P.W.H. Smith, Computer Science, City University, London

A Computational Perspective on Vagueness in Language
Alice I. Kyburg, Computer Science, University of Rochester

Can Computers Carry Content ‘Inexplicitly’?
Paul G. Skokowski, Philosophy, Stanford, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Proto Thinker: A Model of the Mind
John A. Barker, Philosophical Studies, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Connectionism, Quantum Computing, and Neural Biology

Recent Research In Connectionism
William Bechtel, Philosophy, Georgia State University

Quantum Computing and Formal Foundations for Non-Algorithmic Thought
Selmer Bringsjord and Michael Zenzen, Philosophy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Toward a Phylogeny of Computation: The Evolution of the Quantum Computer
Ron Wallace, Anthropology, Univeristy of Central Florida

Keynote Address

Neural Network Modelling of Conceptual Revolutions in Science
Paul M. Churchland

University of California, San Diego

Software and Teaching Presentations

Course Processing and Class-Specific B-Boards: Jump-Starting the Revolution
Robert Cavalier, Director, Center for Design of Educational Computing, Carnegie Mellon University

Computer Based Research on Wittgenstein
David G. Stern, Philosophy, University of Iowa

Electronic Philosophy Texts 
Mark Rooks, Philosophy, InteLex


August 15, 1992

Game Theory and Simulation

Morality, Indirect Reciprocity, and the Prisoner’s Dilemma Game
John Shook, Philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo

Artifical Sociology
Leslie Burkholder, Center for Design of Educational Computing, Carnegie Mellon

Artificial Reality: Simulations Between Experiment and Theory
Peter H. Galison, Philosophy-Physics, Harvard

The Chinese Finger Trap: Theory and Experiment on Mutually Logged-In Work Stations
Peter H. Barnett, Director, Computer Center, John Jay College, City University of New York

Non-Monotonic Logic

Chair: Tom Cook, Philosophy, Rollins College

The Consistency of Common Sense and Default Reasoning
Kwok Hung Chan, Mathematical Sciences, Memphis State University

Typical Examples in Reasoning
Manfred Kerber and Erica Melis, Fachbereich Informatik, Universifãt des Saarlandes

Distinction-Making (Knowledge Structuring) in Conceptual Networks
Francis Heylighen, Systems Research, Free University of Brussels

Keynote Address

Virtual Reality
William and Meredith Bricken

Human Interface Technology Laboratory, University of Washington

Software and Teaching Presentations

Modality, Tense, and Representation
Robert Beard, Philosophy, Florida State University

Automated Advice in Predicate Logic Proof Construction
Fred Portoraro, Philosophy, University of Toronto

Chameleon
Martin Fricke, Philosophy, University of Otago


August 16, 1992

Computational Study of Science

Bounded Turing Machines are Chaotic
Thomas Clarke, Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida

Principia Cybernetica Project
Francis Heylighen, Systems Research, Free University of Brussels

Causal Process Models of Scientific Theory in Computational Investigations of Theory Change
Dale Moberg, Computer and Information Sciences, Laboratory for Al Research, Ohio State University

Connectionism, Gödel’s Theorem, and the Foundations of Cognitive Science
Albert E. Lyngzeidetson and Martin K. Solomon, University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University


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