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  1. Emergence and Consciousness: Explorations Into the Philosophy of Mind Via the Philosophy of Computation.Bram Van Heuveln - 2000 - Dissertation, State University of New York at Binghamton
    This thesis explores the foundations of cognition. I present, analyze, and defend the claim of Computationalism, which states that cognition reduces to computations. I show how various objections, in particular Searle's Chinese Room argument, are flawed due to a deep confusion regarding the nature of computation. In my defense of Computationalism, I appeal to the notion of emergence, which is a notion that I analyze in detail, since it has been suggested that emergence can solve the problem of consciousness. I (...)
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    The ‘Mental Eye’ Defence of an Infinitized Version of Yablo's Paradox.Selmer Bringsjord & Bram Van Heuveln - 2003 - Analysis 63 (1):61–70.
  3. Let's Dance! The Equivocation in Chalmers' Dancing Qualia Argument.B. van Heuveln, Eric Dietrich & M. Oshima - 1998 - Minds and Machines 8 (2):237-249.
    David Chalmers' dancing qualia argument is intended to show that phenomenal experiences, or qualia, are organizational invariants. The dancing qualia argument is a reductio ad absurdum, attempting to demonstrate that holding an alternative position, such as the famous inverted spectrum argument, leads one to an implausible position about the relation between consciousness and cognition. In this paper, we argue that Chalmers' dancing qualia argument fails to establish the plausibility of qualia being organizational invariants. Even stronger, we will argue that the (...)
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    Reason! Able: An Argument Diagramming Software Package.Bram van Heuveln - 2004 - Teaching Philosophy 27 (2):167-172.
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    Reason!Able: An Argument-Diagramming Software Package. [REVIEW]Bram Van Heuveln - 2004 - Teaching Philosophy 27 (2):167-172.
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    Piagetian Roboethics Via Category Theory Moving Beyond Mere Formal Operations to Engineer Robots Whose Decisions Are Guaranteed to Be Ethically Correct.Selmer Bringsjord, Joshua Taylor, Bram van Heuveln, Konstantine Arkoudas, Micah Clark & Ralph Wojtowicz - 2011 - In M. Anderson S. Anderson (ed.), Machine Ethics. Cambridge Univ. Press.
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    A Preferred Treatment of Mill's Methods: Some Misinterpretations by Modern Textbooks.Bram van Heuveln - 2000 - Informal Logic 20 (1):19-42.
    A number of modern logic books give a misrepresentation of Mill's Methods as originally conceived by Mill. In this paper, I point out what I believe is a better presentation of Mill's Methods. This treatment is not only historically more accurate, but it also represents a better conceptual introduction to Mill's Methods in general.
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    Brute Association is Not Identity.Bram van Heuveln & Eric Dietrich - 1999 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (1):171-171.
    O'Brien & Opie run into conceptual problems trying to equate stable patterns of neural activation with phenomenal experiences. They also seem to make a logical mistake in thinking that the brute association between stable neural patterns and phenomenal experiences implies that they are identical. In general, the authors do not provide us with a story as to why stable neural patterns constitute phenomenal experience.
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