analytical philosophers could help forecast our technological future.
Argues that academic philosophers can do something useful if they become
scientific generalists, polymaths, with a thorough grounding in several
sciences. Also contains specific remarks about the Fermi
paradox, superintelligence, sociological
attractors and other things. [Colloquia Manilana
(PDCIS), 2000, Vol. 7]
to say to the Skeptic
- A discussion,
in dialog form, of the position of the radical skeptic, who doubts that
any inductive knowledge is possible. Very early work.
Reproductive Cloning from the Perspective of the Future
- Boy have I been asked the cloning
question too many times! But here is a statement of 27 Dec 2002.
of the Matter, BBC1 Television
- Script: "Against Aging".
Epistemological Mystique of Self-Locating Belief
- Some puzzling
problems related to self-location
- Possible Solutions
to the Binding and Linking Problems in Perception, Reasoning and Long
Term Memory. (My MSc-thesis from 1996 in computational neuroscience
on the problem of finding neurologically plausible dynamical binding
mechanisms in the brain for producing and storing structured representations.)
[Consciousness and Cognition, 2000, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 39S-40S]
Quine's Theses of Indeterminacy
- My old MA-thesis
in philosophy. Boring. [Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, 2005, Vol. 9, March]
Selection Effects and Probability
- Doctoral dissertation, which
presented the first mathematically explicit "observation selection
theory". It has now been transfigured into a
book, which I'd recommend instead.
- An obsolete introduction
but with a more recent postscript. [Earlier version in Sawaal,
August 2000; reprinted in Doctor Tandy's First Guide to Life Extension
and Transhumanity, 2001, Ria University Press, Palo Alto]
- Some older
now (2001) | Resonance