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Fetzer, James H. 1940-

Overview
Works: 90 works in 407 publications in 3 languages and 14,192 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker, ed
Classifications: BF311, 364.1524092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James H Fetzer
 
Most widely held works by James H Fetzer
Principles of philosophical reasoning( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder in Dealey Plaza : what we know now that we didn't know then about the death of JFK( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike conceptions of minds as machines, this novel approach has obvious evolutionary implications, where differences in semiotic abilities tend to distinguish the species. From this point of view, the scope and limits of computer systems and of AI systems can be more adequately appraised and alternative accounts of consciousness and cognition can be more thoroughly critiqued." "Audience: This book will appeal to intermediate and advanced students of computer science, AI, and cognitive science, as well as all students of the philosophy of mind."--Jacket
The evolution of intelligence : are humans the only animals with minds? by James H Fetzer( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 407 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
Scientific knowledge : causation, explanation, and corroboration by James H Fetzer( Book )

16 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 406 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 400 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
Sociobiology and epistemology by James H Fetzer( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers presented in this special collection focus upon conceptual, the oretical and epistemological aspects of sociobiology, an emerging discipline that deals with the extent to which genetic factors influence or control patterns of behavior as well as the extent to which patterns of behavior, in turn, influence or control genetic evolution. The Prologue advances a compre hensive acco/unt of the field of gene-culture co-evolution, where Lumsden and Gushurst differentiate between "classical" sociobiology (represented especially by Wilson's early work) and current research on human socio biology (represented by Lumsden and Wilson's later work), which emphasizes interplay between genes, minds, and culture. The specter of genetic deter minism, no doubt, has created considerable controversy, some of which may be laid to rest by Hanna's analysis of the (ambiguous) notion of a "genetic program", which indicates the necessity for distinguishing between descriptive and prescriptive dimensions of this complex concept. Brandon offers a framework for assessing the respective contributions of nature and of nurture by advancing a means for measuring genetic and cultural influences upon "inheritance", which supports the conclusion that evolving patterns of behavior do not always maximize inclusive fitness, contrary to what socio biologists have claimed. The influence of culture upon genetic evolution, of course, can be adequately appraised only when a suitable account of culture itself has been found, a desideratum Smillie attempts to satisfy by utilizing the notion of "cinfo" as culturally transmitted ecological informa tion, a resource other species tend not to exploit
Philosophy and cognitive science by James H Fetzer( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of artificial intelligence by James H Fetzer( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glossary of cognitive science by Charles E. M Dunlop( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 326 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
Science, explanation, and rationality : aspects of the philosophy of Carl G. Hempel( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 324 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( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 317 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
Artificial intelligence : its scope and limits by James H Fetzer( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 306 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
Probability and causality : essays in honor of Wesley C. Salmon by James H Fetzer( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributions to this special collection concern issues and problems discussed in or related to the work of Wesley C. Salmon. Salmon has long been noted for his important work in the philosophy of science, which has included research on the interpretation of probability, the nature of explanation, the character of reasoning, the justification of induction, the structure of space/time and the paradoxes of Zeno, to mention only some of the most prominent. During a time of increasing preoccupation with historical and sociological approaches to under standing science (which characterize scientific developments as though they could be adequately analysed from the perspective of political movements, even mistaking the phenomena of conversion for the rational appraisal of scientific theories), Salmon has remained stead fastly devoted to isolating and justifying those normative standards distinguishing science from non-science - especially through the vindi cation of general principles of scientific procedure and the validation of specific examples of scientific theories - without which science itself cannot be (even remotely) adequately understood. In this respect, Salmon exemplifies and strengthens a splendid tradi tion whose most remarkable representatives include Hans Reichenbach, Rudolf Carnap and Carl G. Hempel, all of whom exerted a profound influence upon his own development
The new theory of reference : Kripke, Marcus, and its origins by Paul Humphreys( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is the definitive version of a widely discussed debate over the origins of the New Theory of Reference. In new articles written especially for this volume, Quentin Smith and Scott Soames, the original participants in the debate, elaborate their positions on who was responsible for the ideas that Saul Kripke presented in his Naming and Necessity
Philosophy, language, and artificial intelligence : resources for processing natural language by Jack Kulas( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and German and held by 274 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
The Great Zapruder film hoax : deceit and deception in the death of JFK by James H Fetzer( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE GREAT ZAPRUDER FILM HOAX; Preface; Prologue; Part I; Which Film is "The Zapruder Film"?; Mysteries of the JFK Assassination: The Photographic Evidence from A to Z; Part II; Technical Aspects of Film Alteration; A Scientist's Verdict:The Film is a Fabrication; Part III; Mary Moormanand Her Polaroids; Part IV; The Dealey PlazaHome Movies; Pig on a Leash; Epilogue; Distorting thePhotographic Record; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Appendix E; Appendix F; Appendix G; Appendix H; Appendix I; Index; Acknowledgments; Contributors
Render unto Darwin : philosophical aspects of the Christian right's crusade against science by James H Fetzer( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 193 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
Consciousness evolving by James H Fetzer( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 105 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
 
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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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Computers and cognition : why minds are not machinesThe evolution of intelligence : are humans the only animals with minds?Scientific knowledge : causation, explanation, and corroborationAssassination science : experts speak out on the death of JFKSociobiology and epistemologyPhilosophy and cognitive scienceAspects of artificial intelligenceGlossary of cognitive science