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Thomas Alexander is professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is author of John Dewey's Theory of Art, Experience, and Nature: The Horizons of Feeling and articles on a variety of topics in Greek thought, aesthetics, and American philosophy.


Bernard Baars is professor of psychology at the Wright institute in Berkeley, CA. He is the author of In the Theater of Consciousness, a portion of which was featured as a keynote article in The Journal of Consciousness Studies. His classic book, A Cognitive Theory of Consciousness is now downloadable in pdf. format. In 1989 Baars co-founded the Academic Press journal, Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal, now going into its seventh year. In 1994, He was elected founding president of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC), the largest international scientific society in the field.

Richard Byrne is Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews. He studies the evolution of cognitive and social behaviour, particularly the origins of distinctively human characteristics. Current projects focus on the acquisition of manual skills in chimpanzee feeding, and the intelligence and cognition of the domestic pig. Other recent work has included the ecology of baboon social structures, analysis of deception in primates, and the relation between brain size and intelligence. Postgraduates under his supervision have recently worked on manual feeding techniques of vervet monkeys, gorilla gestural communication, spider monkey vocal communication, mirror-guided reaching by mangabey monkeys, cebus monkey comprehension of mechanical tasks, and the effect of disability on feeding techniques of chimpanzees. Professor Byrne was awarded the British Psychology Society Book Award 1997 for The Thinking Ape

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John Bickle is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Program in Neuroscience at East Carolina University. He is also

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, and Director of the Focused Research Program in Computational Neuroscience. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Brain and Mind: , a transdisciplinary journal of neuroscience and neurophilosophy from Kluwer Academic Publishers. He is the author of Psychoneural Reduction: The New Wave, and numerous other papers in the philosophy of science and philosophy of mind.



Sergio Chaigneau is a neuroscientist at the University of Tarapaca in Arica, Chile. In 1996, he received a First Place Outstanding Master's thesis award from the University of Northern Iowa for his thesis titled Is the Error-Reaction Time correlation in Category Verification tasks Evidence

of Fuzzy Limits in Categories? , which was published in the American Journal of Psychology. His contact information is:

Departamento de Psicologia

Universidad de Tarapaca

Av. Gral. Velasquez 1775

Casilla 7-D

Arica, Chile

Phone: (56)(58)205480

Fax : (56)(58)221944



David Chalmers is the author of the Conscious Mind, and originator of the phrase "the Hard Problem". He is also the webmaster of the most widely used net resource for philosophy of mind and related topics. His contact information is:

Department of Philosophy

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85721 USA


Mark Churchland is a Neuroscience graduate student at University of California, San Francisco. He received his first citation as a pre-teenager when he suggested to his mother, Patricia Churchland, that the brain may be more complicated than it is smart.


Andy Clark is Chairman of the PNP (Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology) program at Washington University, St. Louis. He is the author of numerous books, including Being There: Putting Brain, Body and World Together Again.

Bo Dahlin

Dept of Educational Science

University of Karlstad

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Markate Daly was professor of philosophy at Mills College, University of California, Davis, and Santa Clara University. She is the editor of Communitarism: a New Public Ethics, and does Philosophical Counseling in Berkeley, CA.

Richard Double is the author of Beginning Philosophy, Metaphilosophy and Free Will and The Non-Reality of Free Will. He is professor of philosophy at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Sarah Fisk is a graduate of the Cognitive Science program at the University of California, Berkeley. She is Technical Editor of Microtec Division of MGC.

Jim Garson is chairman of the philosophy department at the University of Houston. His research interests include the philosophy of mind, neural networks, logic, formal semantics, natural language processing and philosophical issues concerning the impact of information technology. His publications include articles on logic, semantics, linguistics, the philosophy of cognitive science, and computerized education.




When Edward Hubbard submitted his CQ post, he was at the Dept. of Psychology University of California, Berkeley. He is now a second year graduate student in psychology and cognitive science at University of California, San Diego, working with Rama and Geoff Boynton , working on cognitive neuroscience of perception and action and synesthesia.

Stephen Jones is the creator of the Brain Project . A multi-disciplinary website dealing with cogntive science and philosophy of mind


Jed Harris is a member of Pliant Research, and a principal researcher at Ricoh Silicon Valley Strategic Business Center, a venture capital subsidiary of Ricoh Corporation. He left Apple Computer (along with his entire lab), after ten years of work there in research and product development. During his first four years at Apple, he investigated software components; then he worked for four years to get the OpenDoc component architecture defined, funded, built, and accepted in the industry (including a couple of years starting and running CI Labs, a non-profit industry consortium). He spent his last two years at Apple exploring fundamental limitations in our ideas of computing and our ways of coordinating large groups of people.

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Robert Kane is Professor of Philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He has written extensively on the metaphysics of free will and ethics, including three books: Free Will and Values (1985), Through the Moral Maze: Searching for Absolute Values in a Pluralistic World (1994), and The Significance of Free Will (Oxford, 1996). His recent articles include "Responsibility, Luck, and Chance" (Journal of Philosophy, 1999). He is generally considered one of the world's leading defenders of the libertarian position on free will. He has also published papers on topics in the philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion, including "The Modal Ontological Argument" (Mind,1984), reprinted as "one of the ten best articles in philosophy" in The Philosopher's Annual (1984).


Ronald Lemmen is the creator of the Website Non-Cartesian Cogntive Science .

Peter Lloyd is a software developer in London, who has written several articles and books on philosophy.


Elizabeth Minnich is a core faculty member at the Union Institute. She is the author of the award winning book Transforming Knowledge, as well as numerous other books and articles. She has been associate Dean of Faculty at Barnard College, a Fulbright Fellow, and a visiting scholar at the Getty Institute.

Rick Norwood is professor of mathematics at East Tennesee State University. His research interests are knot theory and topology. He has publications in journals such as Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, American Mathematical Monthly, Discrete and Computational Geometry, The Wilson Quarterly, Topology and its Applications and Philosophy of Science.


Ullin T. Place was the author of many classic papers, including is consciousness a Brain Process ?, which prophesied the rise of what is now called neurophilosophy, and has been frequently anthologized. His paper "the Zombie Within" was read posthumously at the 2000 meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology.

Sue Pockett is a neurophysiologist working in the Physics the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is the author of a forthcoming book titled the Nature of Consciousness, and has published and presented many articles and papers on Neuroscience. She is a founding member of the Physiological Society of New Zealand, and a Sometime Member of the US Society for Neuroscience, the Australian Society for Neuroscience, the International Brain Research Organisation, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness.


Robert Rockwell was chief scientist at Blaxxun Interactive, developers of online 3D community technology. Bob's work with 3D imaging as a medium for community building began with a visionary plan, (published in 1975!) for a geographic data visualization system that would display the social and environmental impact of government policies.

My brother Bob made some important points in his post that are very similar to Dewey and to Millikan, even though he never read either of them. I was hoping to get his input on these issues , but unfortunately he died very suddenly shortly after writing this one post. Bob was an amazing thinker with a powerful vision, who wrote and lectured primarily for the computer community about the relationship between computers and society. (He was trained as an anthropologist, and had spent many years as a computer systems analyst.) His company put up a Memorial Website. for him shortly after his death, which contains many of his best articles, and now that I've read those I have a much greater appreciation of his ability to think profoundly about minds and machines. I don't claim to be objective about this, but I would strongly recommend that anyone interested in computers and/or people take a look at this site.


Frank Ryan is professor of Philosophy at Kent State University, He has published articles in journals such as Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Philosophy Today, Philosophy in Review, and in several anthologies.


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Gary Schouborg has philosophy articles published in the Journal of Consciousness Studies, The Karl Jaspers Forum, and the Modern Schoolman. He teaches and designs seminars for Performance Consulting in Walnut Creek, CA.



Amie Thomasson is professor of philosophy at Texas Tech University, and has been visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong. Her dissertation and research thereafter focussed on a theory of fictional characters: what they are, why we should say they exist, and how to handle various puzzles involved in analyzing talk about fiction. The fruits of this research recently came out in a book, Fiction and Metaphysics (Cambridge University Press, 1999). She has presented papers at meetings of the American Philosophical Association, the Alabama Philosophical Association, and Stanford/CSLI. She has been published in Philosophical Studies, Conceptus, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research,and Philosophical Review.

Timothy Van Gelder is professor of philosophy at the University of Melbourne, and Director of the Australian Thinking Skills Institute. His classic paper, What would Cognition be if not Computation?, first published in the Journal of Philosophy, then anthologized in a longer version in Haugeland's Mind Design II, has been widely discussed. He is the coeditor of the anthology Mind as Motion, and the author of a target article for Behavioral and Brain Sciences.



Peter Webster is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Drug Policy, and is an activist working for the reform of drug laws.