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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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    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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    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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  4. A Critical Examination of Hilary Putnam's Refutation of Computational Functionalism.Jeff Buechner - 2003 - Dissertation, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
    In his seminal work, Representation and Reality and elsewhere in publications throughout the 1980's and 1990's, Hilary Putnam attempts an ingenious refutation of computational functionalism. His refutation centers upon three main pillars: the use of the Godel incompleteness theorems, his precise articulation of a triviality thesis and his argument that there can be no local computational reductions . ;We argue that each pillar is riddled with severe problems. His rescue of the Godel incompleteness theorems from the logical error committed by (...)
     
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  5. Fictional Entities and Augmented Reality: A Metaphysical Impossibility Result.Jeff Buechner - 2011 - Journal of Evolution and Technology 22 (1):53-72.
    The transhumanism project will gain momentum with advances in technology, in basic science and in philosophy, as well as in bioethics. However, there are minefields that jeopardize this progress – one such minefield is a fundamental problem in pure philosophy: fictional entities and how we refer to the nonexistent. In the absence of solutions to the problems that arise in this area of philosophy, progress in the technology necessary for augmented reality will be considerably impeded. I will argue there are (...)
     
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    Using Kreisel’s Way Out to Refute Lucas-Penrose-Putnam Anti-Functionalist Arguments.Jeff Buechner - 2020 - Studia Semiotyczne 34 (1):109-158.
    Georg Kreisel suggested various ways out of the Gödel incompleteness theorems. His remarks on ways out were somewhat parenthetical, and suggestive. He did not develop them in subsequent papers. One aim of this paper is not to develop those remarks, but to show how the basic idea that they express can be used to reason about the Lucas-Penrose-Putnam arguments that human minds are not finitary computational machines. Another aim is to show how one of Putnam’s two anti-functionalist arguments avoids the (...)
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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.
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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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    Algebraic Conditions for Definition.Jeffrey Buechner - 1972 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 1 (1):36-41.
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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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