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Susan Stuart

Susan Stuart is a Senior Lecturer at the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute at the University of Glasgow. Her latest book is Computation, Information, Cognition: The Nexus and the Liminal (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 2007) and is edited by Susan and Gordana Dodig Crnkovic from the University of Mälardalen, Sweden. This book discusses a number of the questions relating to computing, information and cognition. It contains a range of essays dealing with, amongst other issues: the philosophy of information, ontology (creation and control), bioinformation and biosemiotics, computational and post-computational approaches to the philosophy of cognitive science, computational linguistics, ethics, and education.

Max Velmans

Max Velmans is a Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2003 to 2006 he was Chair of the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society (an organisation he co-founded) and has been involved in many other initiatives to encourage studies in consciousness. He is known for the theory of consciousness called "reflexive monism", in which the materialist/dualist gap is bridged by placing aspects of human consciousness in the experienced world, rather than within the brain; the theory also combines facets of realism with facets of idealism, though it falls short of avowing the necessity of perception to the existence of reality per se (the principle of "esse est percipi").

Velmans is the author and editor of numerous books and papers on consciousness including Understanding Consciousness (Routledge/Psychology Press, London, 2000), The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness (Blackwell, 2006), The Science of Consciousness (Routledge, 1996), Investigating Phenomenal Consciousness (John Benjamins, 2000) and How Could Conscious Experiences Affect Brains? (Imprint, 2003).


Mike Wheeler

Mike Wheeler is a Reader in Philosophy at the University of Stirling. He wrote Reconstructing the Cognitive World: the Next Step which was published in 2005 by the MIT Press. The book draws on sources such as the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and AI-oriented robotics to articulate and defend a non-standard philosophical framework for cognitive science.



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