The University of Minnesota Duluth's position on James Fetzer's conspiracy theories.

James Fetzer is a UMD Philosophy Professor Emeritus and conspiracy theorist. He retired from UMD in 2006. His theories are his own and are not endorsed by the University of Minnesota Duluth or the University of Minnesota System.

As faculty emeriti, Fetzer's work is protected by the University of Minnesota Regents Policy on Academic Freedom, which protects creative expression and the ability to speak or write on matters of public interest without institutional discipline or restraint.

General Contributions

Curriculum Vitae for General Contributions

James H. Fetzer

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 are these:

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 Beth Preston.

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 2002.

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 H. Wecht

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, go to: