E-CAP 2003 Conference

Computing and Philosophy

University of Glasgow, Scotland

CAP@GU 2003

Thursday 27th March

Senate rooms
4:30-6:15 Registration
6:15-6:30 Robert Cavalier (Carnegie Mellon University)
The History of CAP
6:30-7:45 The Alan Turing Lecture in Computing and PhilosophyLuciano Floridi (Oxford University and Universita di Bari)
Consciousness and Multi-agents Systems
Chair: Susan Stuart
7:45-9:30 Reception and Welcome: Clerk of Senate, Professor Andrew Nash

Friday 28th March

Gilmorehill Centre
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:00 The Thomas Reid Lecture in Computing and PhilosophyAaron Sloman (University of Birmingham)
Architecture-based philosophy of mind?
Chair: Chris Dobbyn
10:00 Coffee Break

Parallel sessions, 10:30-12:30

Room 408
10:30-11:10 Patrick Grim, Trina Kokalis, Ali Alai-Tafti, Nicholas Kilb and Paul St. Denis (SUNY)
Meaning as Use: Emergence of Communication in Arrays of Imitators and Neural Nets
11:10-11:50 Claude Lamontagne (University of Ottawa), J-P Delage and Michèle Bénard (University of Québec)
Introductory NeuroPhilosophy through Spreadsheet Neural Network Simulation
11:50-12:30 G.W.A. Rowe, C.A. Reed and J. Katzav (University of Dundee)
Araucaria: Marking Up Argument
Room 409
10:30-11:10 Ken Herold (Hamilton College)
An Information Continuum Conjecture
11:10-11:50 Marti Smith (Drexel University)
The Social Life of Information Ethics Revisited: Using Online Retrieval Tools to Document the Shape and Character of Emerging Disciplines in Applied Ethics and Technology
11:50-12:30 Bernd Carsten Stahl (University College Dublin)
The Impact of Market Metaphysics on Information Infrastructure Decisions
12:30 Lunch Break
1:30-2:30 Robert Horn (Stanford University)
Some of Philosophy’s Next Jobs, Almost All of Them Computerised
Chair: Susan Stuart
Video-conference suite, Computing Services, room 317 (max 15)
2:40-3:20 Miranda Mowbray and Alexandre Bronstein (HP Laboratories Bristol)
What kind of self-aware systems does the Grid need?
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break

Parallel sessions, 3:30-5:30

Room 408
3:30-4:10 Marvin Croy (University of North Carolina)
Comparing Traditional Instruction with Hybrid and Distance Education in the Teaching of Deductive Logic
4:10-4:50 Roy Elveton (Carlton College)
Prolog and the Language of Thought: Logic as an introduction to Cognitive Science
4:50-5:30 Corin Howitt (University College Oxford)
BlobLogic: A Computational System for Teaching Logic
Room 409
3:30-4:10 Charles Ess (Drury University)
Applied Ethics in the Bazaar: the AoIR document on Internet Research Ethics as an Example of praxis-based, ”Open Source” Ethics
4:10-4:50 Jacques Penders (KSN Research)
Telephony Privacy
4:50-5:30 Alfredo Dinis (Braga University)
Implications for moral philosophy of the computational model of language and knowledge acquisition

Saturday 29th March

Room 408
9:00-10:00 Selmer Bringsjord (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
The Fragility of Evolution
10:00-11:00 Steve Torrance (Sussex University)
Artificial Consciousness — A ”live” issue?
11:00 Coffee Break

Parallel sessions, 11:30-1:00

Room 408
11:30-12:15 James Currall, Michael Moss and Susan Stuart (University of Glasgow)
Digital Identity Matters
12:15-1:00 Lorenzo Magnini, Matteo Piazza and Riccardo Dossena (University of Pavia & Georgia Institute of Technology)
The Logic of Discovery in the Cyberage
Room 409
11:30-12:15 Emilia Guliciuc and Viorel Guliciuc (`Stefan cel Mare’ Universitz from Suceava, Romania)
Creating an European philosophical databases system for research and training
12:15-1:00 Carlos Herrera Perez (Glasgow Caledonian University)
A change in paradigm: from the rational agent to the embodied mind
1:00-2:00 Lunch Break
Room 408
2:00-2:45 J. Francisco Àlvarez (UNED, Spain)
Bounded Rationality, Agents and Human Beings: Computing and Rational Action
2:45-3:30 Archana Barua (Indian Institute of Technology)
Do Computers have minds? or Husserl, Heidegger and the Intentionality Question
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
Room 408
4:00-5:00 Robert Cavalier (Carnegie Mellon University)
From Cases to Conversations: A History of Interactive Media from Carnegie Mellon’s Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics
5:00. Conference Close