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    Does Kripke’s Argument Against Functionalism Undermine the Standard View of What Computers Are?Jeff Buechner - 2018 - Minds and Machines 28 (3):491-513.
    Kripke’s argument against functionalism extended to physical computers poses a deep philosophical problem for understanding the standard view of what computers are. The problem puts into jeopardy the definition in the standard view that computers are physical machines for performing physical computations. Indeed, it is entirely possible that, unless this philosophical problem is resolved, we will never have a good understanding of computers and may never know just what they are.
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    Teaching Critical Thinking Skills and Philosophy to Adolescents.Jeff Buechner - 2024 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 33 (1):22-40.
    This paper examines relationships between teaching critical thinking and teaching philosophy to adolescents (ages 12–17). The focus is on argumentation, especially on the method used to determine how well the premises of an argument support its conclusion. The method is the method of counterexamples. This article describes the results of teaching this method to adolescents (ages 12–17) who were participants in a summer enrichment program at Rutgers University-Newark, the Rutgers-Merck Summer Bioethics Institute. The participants were to learn about the philosophical (...)
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    Trust and ecological rationality in a computing context.Jeff Buechner - 2013 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 43 (1):47-68.
    In this paper, I examine a key issue affecting trust in the context of a computing environment, as it affects human agents and artificial agents. Specifically, the paper focuses on the role that "resource conservation" plays in an analysis of moral trust and epistemic trust involving agents. I will argue that resource conservation is a necessary condition in the definition of a moral trust relation, that there is a conceptual relationship between a moral trust relation and epistemic trust---that epistemic trust (...)
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    Algebraic Conditions for Definition.Jeffrey Buechner - 1972 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 1 (1):36-41.
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    Gödel, Putnam, and Functionalism: A New Reading of Representation and Reality.Jeff Buechner - 2007 - Bradford.
    With mind-brain identity theories no longer dominant in philosophy of mind in the late 1950s, scientific materialists turned to functionalism, the view that the identity of any mental state depends on its function in the cognitive system of which it is a part. The philosopher Hilary Putnam was one of the primary architects of functionalism and was the first to propose computational functionalism, which views the human mind as a computer or an information processor. But, in the early 1970s, Putnam (...)
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    Radically misinterpreting radical interpretation.Jeffrey Buechner - 1987 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 45 (4):409-410.
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    “Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?”: Critical Review of Wendell Wallach. A dangerous master: how to keep technology from slipping beyond our control. Basic Books, 2015; viii + 328 pp: ISBN 978-0-465-05862-4.Jeff Buechner - 2017 - Ethics and Information Technology 19 (3):221-236.
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    Trust and multi-agent systems: applying the diffuse, default model of trust to experiments involving artificial agents. [REVIEW]Jeff Buechner & Herman T. Tavani - 2011 - Ethics and Information Technology 13 (1):39-51.
    We argue that the notion of trust, as it figures in an ethical context, can be illuminated by examining research in artificial intelligence on multi-agent systems in which commitment and trust are modeled. We begin with an analysis of a philosophical model of trust based on Richard Holton’s interpretation of P. F. Strawson’s writings on freedom and resentment, and we show why this account of trust is difficult to extend to artificial agents (AAs) as well as to other non-human entities. (...)
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    Artificial moral agents: saviors or destroyers?: Wendell Wallach and Colin Allen: Review of moral machines: teaching robots right from wrong. Oxford University Press, 2009, xi + 275 pp, ISBN 978-0-19-537404-9. [REVIEW]Jeff Buechner - 2010 - Ethics and Information Technology 12 (4):363-370.