For those going to the Central APA next week

Here is an interesting session organized by David Anderson: 


FRIDAY, February 17, 3-6pm  (at the Palmer House, Chicago)


SESSION ON “Machine Consciousness” (Sponsored by the APA Committee on Computers and Philosophy)


Chair: David Leech Anderson (Illinois State University)

3:00 Ned Block (New York University), “Can thinking about machines help us understand consciousness?”

3:35  Peter Boltuc (University of Illinois at Springfield), “Non-reductive machine consciousness”

4:10  Terry Horgan (University of Arizona) “The Real Moral of the Chinese

Room: Understanding Requires Understanding-Phenomenology”

4:45 Robert Van Gulick (Syracuse University), “Humans and other conscious machines – one way or many?”