Lecture #1: Dr. Matthew Dickerson

DateOctober 21, 2013
LocationAlexander Reading Room
DescriptionDr. Matthew Dickerson will present "Can Computers Reason? Perspectives on the Philosophy of Mind." A Judeo-Christian worldview rooted in Genesis 1:26-27 understands humans as being in some way the image-bearers of God. But many modern physicalists such as the engineer-futurologists Ray Kurzweil, biologist Richard Dawkins, and philosopher Daniel Dennett instead proclaim that humans are nothing more than complex bio-chemical machines. Professor Matthew Dickerson, Professor of Computer Science at Middlebury College (VT) and author of "The Mind and the Machine: What it Means to be Human and Why it Matters" (Brazos Press, 2011), will critique the implications of the view that humans are mere computers, particularly with respect to the possibility of a reasoning human mind.
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PublisherHonors College
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