(ABDUCTION) Peirce on Abduction; (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE) Peirce and the philosophy of AI; (MIND) Signs and Minds; (PROBABILITY) Peirce on Probability; Semiotic Systems; (PROPENSITY) Peirce and Propensities; (THINKING) Thinking and Computing: Computers as special kinds of signs


James H. Fetzer is McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota and teaches on its Duluth campus. The author or editor of more than 20 books in the philosophy of science and on the theoreticalfoundations of computer science, artificial intelligence, and cognitiven science, he has published more than 100 articles and reviews. The editor of the journal, MINDS AND MACHINES, he is also the series editor of STUDIES IN COGNITIVE SYSTEMS. He has adapted Peirce's approach toward signs in developing a theory of mind in ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: ITS SCOPE AND LIMITS (1990) and in PHILOSOPHY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE, 2nd edition (1996). His most recent work concerns evolution and mentality.