An International Journal:
Founding Editor and Editor (1991-2001), Minds and Machines:
Journal for Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science.
First Issue Published 1991/Four Issues Per Volume/Year.
Editorial Focus: Machines and Mentality, Knowledge and
Its Representation, Epistemic Aspects of Computer Programming, Connectionist
Conceptions, Artificial Intelligence and Epistemology, Computer Methodology,
Computational Approaches to Philosophical Issues, Philosophy of Computer
Science, Simulation and Modeling, Ethical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence
Aims and Scope: Minds and Machines affords an international
forum for discussion and debate of important and controversial issues
concerning significant developments within its areas of editorial focus.
Well-reasoned contributions from diverse theoretical perspectives are
welcome and every effort will be made to ensure their prompt publication.
Among the features that are intended to make this journal distinctive
Strong stands on controversial issues are especially
encouraged Important articles exceeding normal journal length may appear.
Special issues devoted to specific topics will be a regular feature
Review essays discussing current problem situations will appear. Critical
responses to previously published pieces are also invited This journal
is intended to foster a tradition of criticism within the AI and philosophical
communities on problems and issues of common concern. Its scope explicitly
encompasses philosophical aspects of computer science. All submissions
are reviewed. Special issues have appeared on defeasible reasoning,
music and cognition, natural language processing and computation and
are scheduled on evolutionary psychology and on concepts and explanation.
An International Society:
Founder, The Society for Machines and Mentality, First
Annual Meeting Held December 1991. Current Membership: 100+.
The Society for Machines and Mentality is an international
professional organization. The objective of the Society is to promote,
foster, and encourage literary and educational projects that have as
their purpose to advance philosophical understanding of issues at the
intersection of artificial intelligence, philosophy, and cognitive science,
including such issues as whether machines are able to think, whether
machines could have minds, and related matters. Annual meetings are
normally held in conjunction with annual meetings of the Eastern Division
of the American Philosophical Association in December. Invited speakers
at recent meetings have included William Bechtel, Donald Perlis, and
An International Library:
Founding Editor and Editor, Studies in Cognitive Systems,
a professional library devoted to knowledge, information, and data-processing
systems of all kinds. First Volume Published 1988.
This series includes monographs and collections of studies
devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information,
and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other)
animal, or machine. It scope spans the full range of interests from
classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology
through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning
the mental powers of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence
and computer science. While primary emphasis is placed upon theoretical,
conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains,
empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear
from time to time. As of January of 2000, more than twenty volumes have
appeared in this series.
An Electronic Journal:
Founding Editor and Editor, Assassination Research:
Journal for Advanced Study of the Death of JFK. First Issue Published
Editorial Focus: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy,
The Warren Report, The Medical Evidence, The Autopsy, The Physical Evidence
,The Photographic Evidence, The Zapruder, Film, Eyewitness and Acoustical
Reports, Suspects, Means and Motives, The Role of the Media, Disinformation
and Propaganda, The HSCA Inquiry, The ARRB, Political Assassination:
Historical and Cultural Contexts, Assassination Art: Literature, Film,
Theater, Visual Media Assassination Scholarship and Analysis: Critical
Overviews, Toward Truth and Justice
Advisory Editorial Board: Peter Dale Scott, David W.
Mantik, Noel Twyman, Stewart Galanor, Michael Kurtz, Douglas Weldon,
Vince Palamara, Ian Griggs, Jack White, Doug Horne, John Newman, Cyril
Assassination Research provides an international medium
for discussion and debate of important and controversial issues within
its areas of editorial focus. Well-reasoned contributions from diverse
perspectives are welcome. This journal is intended to foster a tradition
of rational criticism within the assassination research community for
the benefit of its own members, the general public, the national and
the international media, and the government. All submissions will be
subject to review. Emphasis will be given to the quality of reasoning
and the scope and nature of the evidence discussed. For more information,