Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy Cognitive Science Program at the University of Connecticut. She examines the nature of the self from the vantage point of issues in philosophy of mind, applied ethics, philosophy of science, cognitive science, metaphysics, artificial intelligence (A.I.), astrobiology, and epistemology. Most written about topics include the software approach to the mind, how the mathematical nature of physics undermines physicalism, A.I. ethics, and the nature of the person. Author of Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence, The Language of Thought: A new Philosophical Direction and The Science of Consequences: How they Affect Genes, Change the Brain and Impact Our World.
Session: Alien Minds