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Fetzer, James H. 1940-

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Works: 92 works in 414 publications in 4 languages and 14,093 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker, ed
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Most widely held works about James H Fetzer
 
Most widely held works by James H Fetzer
Consciousness evolving by James H Fetzer( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stimulating studies on the past, the present, and the future of consciousness, Consciousness Evolving contributes to understanding some of the most important conceptual problems of our time. The advent of the modern synthesis together with the human genome project affords a platform for considering what it is that makes humans distinctive. Beginning with an essay that accents the nature of the problem within a behavioristic framework and concluding with reflections on the prospects for a form of immortality through serial cloning, the chapters are divided into three sections, w
Science, explanation, and rationality : aspects of the philosophy of Carl G. Hempel( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Carl Hempel was one of the most influential philosophers of science in the 20th century. His work defined the problems and the methodology of the discipline for over 30 years. In this volume, 13 philosophers, most of whom studied with Hempel, illuminate and clarify the central problems to which Carl G. Hempel was devoted. The result offers readers an explanation of major developments in the philosophy of science, particularly the development of logical empiricism as a major intellectual influence for scientifically-oriented philosphers and philosophically-minded scientists during the 20th century. It should be useful to a broad audience of students and scholars of the philosophy of science, of the history of philosophy, and of 20th century intellectual history
The philosophy of Carl G. Hempel : studies in science, explanation, and rationality by Carl G Hempel( )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By presenting an analytical and historical introduction, comprehensive bibliography and selection of many of Carl G. Hempel's most important studies, this volume provides an opportunity to appreciate the contributions of one of the most important philosophers of science of the 20th century
The Great Zapruder film hoax : deceit and deception in the death of JFK by James H Fetzer( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zapruder film has been described as ""the most significant amateur recording of a news event in history."" The 27-second ""home movie"" of the Kennedy assassination is often claimed to be bedrock fact, against which all theories of the assassination must be judged.Yet from the beginning disturbing questions have been raised. The Zapruder movie contradicts eyewitness evidence, photographic evidence, medical evidence, and ballistics evidence. The events depicted in the film even contradict the laws of physics.Mystery shrouds the film's history, including who developed it, who edited it by sp
Render unto Darwin : philosophical aspects of the Christian right's crusade against science by James H Fetzer( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines philosophical issues underlying controversial topics in modern science such as abortion, stem-cell research, human cloning, evolution, creationism, and intelligent design. Also evaluates the merit of different conceptions of morality, coming down in favor of a deonotological ethical standard and against the standards of evangelical Christianity and the political right"--Provided by publisher
Murder in Dealey Plaza : what we know now that we didn't know then about the death of JFK by James H Fetzer( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We now know vastly more about the killing of John F. Kennedy than was known 20 or 30 years ago, and new evidence is accumulating almost every day. This new evidence is being uncovered by the bold application of scientific and technological expertise to the assassination records, including the film, photographic, and autopsy records. Murder in Dealey Plaza presents the latest and best of the new assassination research. As a result of these freshly uncovered findings, it is possible to say with moral certainty and considerable scientific authority that the murder of President Kennedy was committe
Principles of philosophical reasoning( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computers and cognition : why minds are not machines by James H Fetzer( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together an important collection of studies providing a fresh and original perspective on the nature of mind, including thoughtful and detailed arguments that explain why the prevailing paradigm - the computational conception of language and mentality - can no longer be sustained. The author advances an alternative approach inspired by the work of the great American philosopher, Charles S. Peirce, according to which minds are sign-using (or "semiotic") systems, which generates in turn distinctions between different kinds of minds and overcomes problems that burden more familiar alternatives
Philosophy and cognitive science by James H Fetzer( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place of probability in science : in honor of Ellery Eells (1953-2006) by Ellery Eells( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of philosophy, broadly conceived, can be described as that of attempting to resolve heretofore unsolved conceptual and theoretical problems, especially those that lie at the foundations of knowledge and values. Given the central role of science in acquiring reliable knowledge, the study of science has become of special importance within philosophy. And within philosophy of science, in turn, no other concept possesses the centrality and importance as does that of probability. To clarify and illuminate the place of probability in science Ellery Eells and James H. Fetzer have brought
Scientific knowledge : causation, explanation, and corroboration by James H Fetzer( Book )

17 editions published in 1981 in English and Dutch and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assassination science : experts speak out on the death of JFK by James H Fetzer( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you have ever been tempted to believe that President Kennedy was killed by a lone, demented gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald, then Assassination Science is the one book which will convince you, beyond any reasonable doubt, that there was indeed a conspiracy and a cover-up. Completely lacking the wild speculation that have marred some books on the shooting of JFK, Assassination Science sticks to the hard facts, interpreted by medical and scientific expertise
The evolution of intelligence : are humans the only animals with minds? by James H Fetzer( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolutionary theory and philosophy of mind come together in this carefully reasoned explanation of what is now known about humankind's place in nature. According to Professor James H. Fetzer, any scientific account of the evolution of mind must be based on a theoretically defensible conception of what mind is, clarifying the way in which mental states influence behavior. Fetzer disputes the computational conception, currently the most fashionable within cognitive science, and propounds an alternative approach based on semiotics. Using gene-culture co-evolutionary theory, we can identify intelligence with epigenetic rules involving the use of signs. In this view, some machines may be credited with intelligence but not with minds." "Fetzer's wide-ranging discussion sheds light on many controversial issues, including the scientific status of sociobiology, variability in intelligence among human populations, and the relation between biological evolution and moral imperatives."--Jacket
Sociobiology and epistemology( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of artificial intelligence by James H Fetzer( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artificial intelligence : its scope and limits by James H Fetzer( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series will include 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. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psycholo gy through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial in telligence and to computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these prob lems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. The perspective that prevails in artificial intelligence today suggests that the theory of computability defines the boundaries of the nature of thought, precisely because all thinking is computational. This paradigm draws its inspiration from the symbol-system hypothesis of Newell and Simon and finds its culmination in the computational conception of lan guage and mentality. The "standard conception" represented by these views is subjected to a thorough and sustained critique in the pages of this book. Employing a distinction between systems for which signs are signif icant for the users of a system and others for which signs are significant for use by a system, I have sought to define the boundaries of what AI, in principle, may be expected to achieve
Philosophy, language, and artificial intelligence : resources for processing natural language by Jack Kulas( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and German and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series will include 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. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and phi losophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and socio biology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual and epistemologi cal aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. Among the most challenging and difficult projects within the scope of artificial intelligence is the development and implementation of com puter programs suitable for processing natural language. Our purpose in compiling the present volume has been to contribute to the foundations of this enterprise by bringing together classic papers devoted to crucial problems involved in understanding natural language, which range from issues of formal syntax and logical form to those of possible-worlds and situation semantics. The book begins with a comprehensive introduc tion composed by Jack Kulas, the senior editor of this work, which pro vides a systematic orientation to this complex field, and ends with a selected bibliography intended to promote further research. If our efforts assist others in dealing with these problems, they will have been worthwhile. J.H.F
Glossary of cognitive science by Charles E. M Dunlop( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers and students approaching Cognitive Science often find themselves adrift in a sea of unfamiliar terminology. Here are the terms, concepts, and thinkers from the contributing disciplines of philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, and linguistics, defined briefly and clearly, with abundant examples. This glossary is a compact resource for understanding a sophisticated and fascinating field
Probability and causality : essays in honor of Wesley C. Salmon( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy, mind, and cognitive inquiry : resources for understanding mental processes by David John Cole( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series will include 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. Its scope is intended to span 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 capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experimental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. No problem within the field of cognitive inquiry is more difficult than that of developing an adequate conception of the nature of mind and of its mode of operation. Our purpose in compiling the present volume has been to contribute to the pursuit of this objective by bringing together a repre sentative cross-section of the principal approaches and the primary players who are engaged in contemporary debate on these crucial issues. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction composed by David Cole, the senior editor of this work, which provides a background for understanding the major problems and alternative solutions, and ends with a selected bibliography intended to promote further research. If our efforts assist others in dealing with these issues, they will have been worthwhile. J.H.F. David J. Cole et at. (eds.), Philosophy, Mind, and Cognitive Inquiry, ix
 
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Science, explanation, and rationality : aspects of the philosophy of Carl G. HempelThe philosophy of Carl G. Hempel : studies in science, explanation, and rationalityThe Great Zapruder film hoax : deceit and deception in the death of JFKRender unto Darwin : philosophical aspects of the Christian right's crusade against scienceMurder in Dealey Plaza : what we know now that we didn't know then about the death of JFKComputers and cognition : why minds are not machinesPhilosophy and cognitive scienceThe place of probability in science : in honor of Ellery Eells (1953-2006)
Alternative Names
Fetzer, J. H.

Fetzer, J. H. 1940-

Fetzer, J. H. (James H.), 1940-

Fetzer, James 1940-

Fetzer, James H.

Fetzer, James Henry 1940-

Fetzer, Jim.

Fetzer, Jim 1940-

James H. Fetzer American academic

James H. Fetzer Amerikaans complotdenker

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English (250)

Dutch (1)

Italian (1)

German (1)