Anthony F. Beavers, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

 

Ph.D., Philosophy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1990. Thesis: The Metaphysics of Affectivity and Ethical Responsibility.

 

M.A., Philosophy, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1987. Thesis: Sartre and Husserl on the Ego.

 

B.A., Philosophy, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1985.

 

Specializations


Philosophy of Technology, Technology Ethics (particularly regarding artificial intelligence, information systems, and robotics), Meta-ethics.


Other Research Interests

 

History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Complex Systems, Computational Philosophy.

 

Academic Posts

 

University of Evansville

 

Professor of Philosophy, since 2003. Associate Professor, 1996-2003. Assistant Professor, 1991-1996.

 

Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religion, 2013-2014, Spring 2017.

 

Coordinator, Philosophy Program, 2012-2014 and 2015-2018.

 

Director, Cognitive Science Modeling Laboratory, since 2009.

 

Director, Cognitive Science Program, 2004-2013.

 

Associate Director, The Interdisciplinary Program in Internet Technology, College of Engineering and Computer Science, 2001-2002. 

 

Director, The Internet Applications Laboratory, 1998-2002.

 

Visiting Scholar, Cognitive Science Program, Indiana University, 2008-2009.

 

Visiting Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin, January 1990 - May 1991.

 

Graduate Student Lecturer, Full Teaching Responsibilities, Marquette University, August 1987 - December 1989.

 

Courses Taught

 

Introductory Courses - Cognitive Science; Ethics (Theoretical and Applied); Logic; Philosophy.

 

History of Philosophy - Ancient Greek Philosophy; Early Modern Philosophy; 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy.

 

Three Credit Hour Seminars -  Artificial Intelligence and Human Cognition; Complex Systems and Cognition; Complex Systems and Social Change; Emergence and Reduction; Heidegger's Being and Time; Heidegger's Nietzsche; Information Ethics; Information, Evolution, and Consciousness; Information, Technology, and Society; Kant and the Problem of Ethical Metaphysics; Kant's Critique of Pure Reason; Phenomenology and Existentialism; Philosophical Anthropology; Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience; Philosophical Psychology; Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence; Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Complex Systems; Philosophy of Information; Philosophy of Information Technology; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Technology; Plato vs. Nietzsche; Plato's Later Dialogues (ParmenidesTheaetetusSophist, and Statesman); Plato's Psychological Dialogues (SymposiumPhaedrusRepublic, and Phaedo); Plato's Republic; Science, Technology, and Society; Social and Political Philosophy.

 

One Credit Hour Seminars - Heidegger-Being and Time (Division 1, Chapters 1-3); Heidegger-Letter on Humanism; Husserl-Cartesian Meditations; Kant-Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals; Kant-Perpetual Peace and Other Essays; Kant-Prolegomena for Any Future Metaphysics; Kierkegaard-Fear and Trembling; Marx-Selected Early Texts; Plato-Parmenides; Wittgenstein-The Blue Book.

 

Published Papers and Monographs


 A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Information. Logeion – Information Philosophy 3.1 (2016): 16-28.

 

On the Moral Implications and Restrictions Surrounding Affective Computing (with Justin Slattery). In Affective Sciences in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction, edited by Myounghoon Jeon, (Elsevier, 2016), 143-161.

 

Philosophy of Technology. In Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy. Volume 1: A Primer on Philosophy, edited by Donald Borchert, James Petrik and Arthur Zucker, (Cengage, 2016), 397-410.

 

Exploring Wolfram’s Notion of Computational Irreducibility with a Two-Dimensional Cellular Automaton (with Drew Reisinger, Taylor Martin, Mason Blankenship, Christopher Harrison and Jesse Squires). In Irreducibility and Computational Equivalence: Wolfram Science 10 Years After the Publication of A New Kind of Science, edited by Hector Zenil, (Springer, Emergence, Complexity and Computation Book Series, 2013), 263-272.

 

Is Ethics Headed for Moral Behaviorism and Should We Care? Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, American Philosophical Association, 11.2 (2012): 7-11.

 

Information-Theoretic Teleodynamics in Natural and Artificial Systems (with Christopher Harrison). In A Computable Universe: Understanding Computation & Exploring Nature as Computation, edited by Hector Zenil (World Scientific, 2012), 347-364.

 

Alan Turing: Mathematical Mechanist. In Alan Turing: His Work and Impact, edited by S. Barry Cooper and Jan van Leeuwen (Elsevier Science, 2012), 482-485. A redacted version on this article appeared as Practically Turing. Cybertalk Magazine 3 (2013): 32-33. 

 

Could and Should the Ought Disappear from Ethics. In Digital Ethics: Research and Practice, edited by Don Heider and Adrienne Massinari (Peter Lang, Digital Formations Series, 2012), 197-209.

 

In the Beginning Was the Word and Then Four Revolutions in the History of Information. In Luciano Floridi's Philosophy of Technology: Critical Reflections, edited by Hilmi Demir (Springer, Philosophy of Engineering and Technology Book Series, 2012), 85-104.

 

Historicizing Floridi: The Question of Method, The State of the Profession, and the Timeliness of Floridi's Philosophy of Information. Etica & Politica / Ethics and Politics 13.2 (2011): 255-275. Translated into Spanish and published as Floridi historizado: La cuestión del método, el estado de la profesión y la oportunidad de la filosofía de la información de Luciano Floridi. Escritos, 21.46 (2013): 39-68.

 

Moral Machines and the Threat of Ethical Nihilism. In Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics, edited by Patrick Lin, George Bekey and Keith Abney (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011), 333-344.

 

Recent Developments in Computing and Philosophy. Journal for the General Philosophy of Science 42.2 (2011): 385-397.

 

Noesis and the Encyclopedic Internet Vision. Synthese 182.2 (2011): 315-333.

 

Typicality Effects and Resilience in Evolving Dynamic Networks. In FS-10-03, The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Press, 2010.

 

Mechanists of the Revolution: The Case of Edison and Bell (with Brent Sigler). In Proceedings of the VIII European Conference on Computing and Philosophy, edited by Klaus Mainzer (Munich: Verlag Dr. Hut, 2010), 426-430.

 

Playing Around with Identity (with Tamara Wandel). In Facebook and Philosophy, edited by Dylan Wittkower (Chicago: IL: Open Court, 2010), 89-96.

 

Two Short Encyclopedia Articles: Anaximander of Melitus and Heraclitus of Ephesus. In The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, edited by Thomas Hockey (Springer, 2007).

 

Phenomenology and Artificial Intelligence. In CyberPhilosophy: The Intersection of Philosophy and Computing, edited by James H. Moor and Terrell Ward Bynum (Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2002), 66-77. Also in Metaphilosophy 33.1/2 (2002): 70-82.

 

Doubt and Belief in the Tractatus de Intellectus Emendatione (with Lee Rice). In Spinoza: Critical Assessments, Volume One, edited by Genevieve Lloyd (New York: Routledge, 2001), 358-377. Originally published in Studia Spinozana, IV (1989): 93-119.

 

Kant and the Problem of Ethical Metaphysics. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 7.2 (2001): 47-56. Also in In Proximity: Emmanuel Levinas and the Eighteenth Century, edited by Melvyn New, with Robert Bernasconi and Richard A. Cohen (Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech UP, 2001), 285-302.

 

Passion and Sexual Desire in Descartes. Philosophy and Theology 12 (2000): 223-243.

 

Noesis: Philosophical Research Online: An Experiment in Progress. Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, American Philosophical Association, Volume 98.2 (1999).

 

Evaluating Search Engine Models for Scholarly Purposes: A Report from the Internet Applications Laboratory. D-Lib Magazine: The Magazine of Digital Library Research, The Corporation for National Research Initiatives, December (1998).

 

Levinas Beyond the Horizons of Cartesianism: An Inquiry into the Metaphysics of Morals. New York: Peter Lang, 1995.

 

Freedom and Autonomy: The Kantian Analytic and a Sartrean Critique. Philosophy and Theology 5 (1990): 151-168.

 

Desire and Love in Descartes's Late Philosophy. History of Philosophy Quarterly 6 (1989): 279-294.

 

Motion, Mobility and Method in Aristotle's Physics: Comments on Physics II, 192b20-24. Review of Metaphysics 42 (1988): 357-374.

 

Overcoming Inauthenticity through Anxiety: A Central Theme in Heidegger's Being and TimeDialogue 31 (1988): 23-24.

 

Review Articles

 

Review of Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Science of the Mind by José Luis Bermúdez. Philosophical Psychology 26.4 (2013): 623-628.

 

Review of Information: A Very Short Introduction by Luciano Floridi. Minds and Machines: Journal for Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science 21.1 (2011): 97-101.

 

Review of Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong by Wendall Wallach and Colin Allen. Philosophy Now 71 (2009). A slightly revised version of this review also appeared in Ethics and Information Technology 12.4 (2010): 357-358.

 

Review of Rethinking Commonsense Psychology: A Critique of Folk Psychology, Theory of Mind and Simulation by Matthew Ratcliffe. Journal of Consciousness Studies 17.1-2 (2010): 235-238.

 

Review of The Phenomenological Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science by Shaun Gallagher and Dan Zahavi. Philosophical Psychology 22.4 (2009): 533-537.

 

Searching for Philosophy: A Review of Google Scholar and Google News. Teaching Philosophy 28:4 (2005), 367-371.

 

Review of Philosophy and Computing: An Introduction by Luciano Floridi. Ethics and Information Technology 3.4 (2002), 299-301. Also in Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, American Philosophical Association, (2001).

 

Review of Philosophical Papers: Betwixt and Between by Calvin O. Schrag. Review of Metaphysics 50 (1997): 691-693.

 

Edited Collections

 

Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbook for the Philosophy of Technology, Cengage, 2017.

 

Inforgs and the Infosphere: Themes from Luciano Floridi's Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (with Derek Jones), Special Issue of The Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (JETAI), 27.1, 2015.

 

Philosophy in the Age of Information: A Symposium on Luciano Floridi's Philosophy of Information (with Derek Jones), Special Issue of Minds and Machines: Journal for Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science 24.1, 2014.

 

Ethics and Affective Computing, Special Issue of The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Transactions on Affective Computing 3.4, 2011.

 

Computational Philosophy, Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behavior, 2012.

 

Representing Philosophy (with Colin Allen), Special Issue of Synthese 182.2, 2011.

 

Robot Ethics and Human Ethics, Special Issue of Ethics and Information Technology 12.3, 2010.

 

Invited Speaking Engagements

 

Conference Keynote Speaker, (Why) Does Computational Philosophy Belong in the Digital Humanities? Digital Humanities Australasia 2014: Expanding Horizons, The University of Western Australia, Perth, March 21st, 2014.

 

Conference Keynote Speaker, Is Ethics Computable, Or What Other than Can Does Ought Imply? Annual Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, Aarhus University, Denmark, July 4th, 2011. 

 

The Use and Abuse of Digital Media on College Campuses. Province Psi Leadership School and Convention, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, November 1st and 2nd, 2014.

 

Postgraduate Masterclass, Computational Philosophy and the Moral Implications of Automated Decision Making, Edith Cohen University-Mt. Lawley, Perth, March 18th, 2014.

 

Moral Machinery and the Threat of Ethical Nihilism. Center for Digital Humanities, University of South Carolina, February 7th, 2014.

 

Future Knowledge Interview. Center for Digital Humanities, University of South Carolina, February 7th, 2014.

 

The Digital Revolution and Research in the Humanities. The College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Informatics, Northern Kentucky University, January 23rd, 2014.

 

Teaching Students beyond Their Abilities: What Multi-Agent Word Processing Can Do for the Philosophy Classroom. The 2013 Conference of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, University of Maryland, July 15th-17th, 2013.

 

Computational Philosophy: Its Place in the Digital Humanities and Its Philosophical Payoffs. Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 23rd, 2013.

 

The Philosophy of Information and the Structure of Philosophical Revolutions. Seminar on the Philosophy of the Web, The Sorbonne, May 19th, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, May 20th, 2012.

 

(How) Can Semantic Information Be Reduced to Information Theory? Implications for an Information-Theoretic Philosophy of Mind. Issues in Cognitive Science Lecture Series, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, April 4th, 2012.

 

Could and Should the Ought Disappear from Ethics? International Symposium on Digital Ethics, Center for Digital Ethics and Policy, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago, October 28th, 2011.

 

Hybrid Networks: Transforming Networks for Social and Textual Analysis into Teleodynamic and Predictive Mechanisms (with Christopher Harrison). Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, Networks and Network Analysis for the Humanities, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), University of California, Los Angeles, October 20th-22nd, 2011.

 

A Brief Introduction to Information-Theoretic Teleodynamics, Panel on Info-Metrics: Information Processing across the Sciences. Info-Metrics Institute Workshop on the Philosophy of Information, American University, Washington, D.C., October 3rd, 2011.

 

Facebook Revisited: How the Business of Social Networking May Redefine Our Sense of Right and Wrong. Technology and Ethics Lecture Series, Ethics + Emerging Technologies Group, California Polytechnic State University, May 13th, 2011.

 

Can Virtue Be Safe in an Online World?: The Problems and Perils of Ungoverned Social Networking. Province Psi Leadership School & Convention, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, November 6th-7th, 2010.

 

The Genesis of Moral Machines: On Making Robots in the Garden of Eden. University of Southern Indiana, March 25th, 2010.

 

Moral Robots and Kantian Ethics. Pennsylvania State University, March 18th, 2010.

 

Mechanical vs. Symbolic Computation: Two Contrasting Strategies for Information Processing. Society for Machines and Mentality, Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, New York City, December 27th-30th, 2009.

 

The Ethics of Facebook. Technology and Ethics Lecture Series, Ethics + Emerging Technologies Group, California Polytechnic State University, May 4th, 2009.

 

Domain-Specific Search and the Encyclopedic Internet Vision. Spring 2008 Talk Series on Network and Complex Systems, Indiana University, February 25th, 2008.

 

The Noesis Model of Academic Publishing. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C., August, 2000.

 

Noesis: From Search Engine/Index to Information Network. The 15th Annual Computing and Philosophy Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, August, 2000.

 

Noesis and the Electronic Dissemination of Professional Philosophy: Problems and Prospects. Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April, 2000.

 

Philosophy on the Internet: Questions of Standards (Panel). Special Session Arranged by the APA Board of Officers, Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Boston, December, 1999.

 

Managing Quality Content on the Web: A Preview. Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Boston, December, 1999.

 

Noesis: Philosophical Research On-Line and Argos and Exploring Ancient World Cultures. Two sessions at the 1999 Indiana Classics Conference, DePauw University, April, 1999.

 

The Fourth Tetralogy: An Online Exploration of Plato's Middle Dialogues and Philosophy on the Internet. The 13th Annual Computing and Philosophy Conference, 20th World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, August, 1998.

 

Argos and Exploring Ancient World Cultures: How a Limited Area Search Engine Can Supplement Course-based Internet Resources. Technology Enhancement of Teaching and Learning: Asynchronous Delivery from Course Development to Learner Support, Purdue University, October, 1997.

 

The Source of the Moral 'Ought' and Implications for Health-Care Ethics. School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, 1991.

 

An Argument for Belief in Spinoza's Ethics. Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1990.

 

Introducing Levinas to Undergraduate Philosophers. University of Texas at Austin, 1990.

 

Descartes Beyond Transcendental Phenomenology: Preliminary Comments on Heidegger's Critique of the Cartesian Project. University of Texas at Austin, 1990. 

 

Other Conference Presentations

 

Epistemic Information Reductionism and Its Impact on American Higher Education, The 6th Workshop on the Philosophy of Information, Duke University, May 15th-16th, 2014.

 

Transcendental Philosophy in the Age of Information: Floridi's Neo-Kantian Epistemology. The 4th International Workshop on the Philosophy of Information, The University of Hertfordshire, England, May 10th-11th, 2012.

 

Inside the Psychology of the Agent: Information, Association, Attraction and Repulsion. National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, Computer Simulations in the Humanities, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, June 10th, 2011.

 

Typicality Effects and Resilience in Evolving Dynamic Networks. Complex Adaptive Systems: Resilience, Robustness, and Evolvability, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fall Symposium Series, Arlington, Virginia, November 11th-13th, 2010.

 

Mechanists of the Revolution: The Case of Edison and Bell (with Brent Sigler). European Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP), Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, October 4th-6th, 2010.

 

Cartesian Mechanisms and Transcendental Philosophy. Conference on the Myth of the Cartesian 'Ego' and the Analytic/Continental Divide, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, September 3rd-4th, 2010.

 

More Fun with Jets and Sharks: Typicality Effects and the Search for the Perfect Attractors. North American Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP), Simulations and Their Philosophical Implications, Carnegie Mellon University, July 24th-26th, 2010.

 

Between Angels an Animals: The Question of Robot Ethics, or Is Kantian Moral Agency Desirable? Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Eighteenth Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 5th-8th, 2009.

 

Intentionality and Association. The 3rd Annual Computing and Philosophy Conference, Oregon State University, August, 2003.

 

Information Metaphysics, Naturalism and the Computational Turn. The 1st Annual Computing and Philosophy Conference, Oregon State University, January, 2001.

 

Noesis: Philosophical Research On-Line. The 14th Annual Computing and Philosophy Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, August, 1999.

 

The Noesis Model: A Progressive Experiment for the Dissemination of Professional Philosophy. The 12th Triennial Conference of the International Association of University Presidents: Touchstones for a Modern University Culture, Brussels, July, 1999.

 

Commentator, The Midwest Seminar in the History of Modern Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1992, and Washington University, 1993.

 

Presentations at the University of Evansville

 

The University of Evansville among Small Privates in the Mid-Atlantic, Southern and Mid-Western States: A Comparative Analysis, Fall Faculty Conference, 2015.

 

Collaborative Writing in the Undergraduate Classroom, Pastry and Pedagogy Workshop, 2015.

 

Moderator, Panel on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Panelists: Reverend Tamara Gieselman, D. Min., Rabbi Gary Mazo, D. Min., and Professor James Ware, Ph.D., 2015.

 

Integrating Research into the Humanities Classroom with Multi-Agent Word Processing, Faculty Grant Workshop, 2013.

 

Complexity and Cognition: Circuits not Software. Crick Lecture in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences, 2012.

 

Recursion, Memory and Information Entropy in Dynamic Associative Networks. Cognitive Neuroscience Club, 2011.

 

Deriving Semantic Meaning by Measuring the Quantity of Information Flow. Fall Faculty Conference, 2011.

 

Monkeys, Mind Control and Virtual Reality Video Games. Admissions Office Road Trip Open House, 2011.

 

When Your Profile Knows More about You than You Do: The Power of Cognitive Computing, or Why I Left Facebook. Crick Lecture in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences, 2010.

 

The Philosophical Implications of Signal Transduction. Cognitive and Neural Science Research Group, 2009.

 

Is Noesis Noetic and Why Does this Matter? Cognitive and Neural Science Research Group, 2008.

 

Some Cognitive Functions of Elementary Artificial Networks. Cognitive and Neural Science Research Group,  2008.

 

Emergence, Interactivity and the Game of Life: An Argument against Intelligent Design. Physics Club Lecture, 2005.

 

Pedagogy and Situated Cognition: Technique and Technology in the Evolution of Intelligence. Andiron Lecture, 2005.

 

Edison, Bell and the Future of Educational Technology. Wednesday Mornings at the University of Evansville, 2005.

 

Personal Identity and Community in the Age of Information. Andiron Lecture, 2002.

 

The University of Evansville's Program in Internet Technology. Board of Trustees, 2001. Also presented to the Washington D.C. Area Alumni Association of the University of Evansville, Washington D.C., 2001.

 

A Progress Report on Research from the Internet Applications Laboratory, Evansville Chamber of Commerce Meeting at the University of Evansville, 2001.

 

Exploring Ancient World Cultures on the World Wide Web. World Culture Faculty, Fall Faculty Conference, 1995, 1996, 1997 & 1999.

 

Ancient Near-Eastern Literature and the Deconstruction of Civility. World Cultures Faculty, 1995.

 

The Internet as a New Instructional Technology. Board of Trustees, 1995.

 

The Origins of Science in Ancient Greece. World Cultures Faculty, 1994.

 

Emmanuel Levinas and the Prophetic Voice of Postmodernity. Andiron Lecture, 1993.

 

Grants Received ($399,400)

 

Remodeling Kallipolis, Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowship, University of Evansville, 2018-2019, $1,500.

 

Support for the International Association for Computing and Philosophy Annual Conference, The Office of Naval Research, Summer 2013, $15,000.

 

Technological Enhancement of Humanistic Education: Modeling Student Interaction in a Classroom Setting (Austin Willis, Co-PI), UExplore Undergraduate Research Program, The University of Evansville, Summer 2013, $7,250.

 

Transforming Standard Databases into Teleodynamic and Predictive Mechanisms (Christopher Harrison, Co-PI), UExplore Undergraduate Research Program, The University of Evansville, Summer 2011, $10,585.

 

Computer Simulations in the Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities (Co-director with Marvin Croy, Patrick Grim and Mirsad Hadzikadic), 2010-2012, $155,415.

 

InPhO @ Work: Providing Integrated Access to Philosophy, National Endowment for the Humanities (C. Allen, PI), Subcontract to the University of Evansville from Indiana University, 2009-2011, $35,000.

 

Noesis: Philosophical Research Online, Digital Humanities Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2008-2009, $75,400.

 

Travel Grant for Noesis: Philosophical Research Online, Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowship, University of Evansville, 2008, $750.

 

Library Development Grant for Resources in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences, Wheeler Fund, University of Evansville, 2007, $1,250.

 

Travel Grant for Noesis: Philosophical Research Online, Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowship, University of Evansville, 2007, $750.

 

Library Development Grant for Resources in Cognitive Science, Wheeler Fund, University of Evansville, 2004, $1,400.

 

Internet Technology Research and Development Grant, Office of the President, University of Evansville, 1999-2001, $42,900.

 

Software Development Grant, The Experiential and Collaborative Environment for Learning, University of Evansville, 1998, $7,500.

 

Software Development Grant, The Experiential and Collaborative Environment for Learning, University of Evansville, 1997, $2,500.

 

Internet Technology Research and Development Grant, Office of the President, University of Evansville, 1996-1998, $42,200.

 

Organizational Leadership, Conference Planning, Etc.

 

President ex officio, International Association for Computing and Philosophy, 2013-2016. President, 2011-2013, Executive Director, 2001-2004 and 2008-2011.

 

Co-Chair, with John Barnden and Manfred Kerber, The 2012 AISB/IACAP World Congress, A Joint Venture of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour and the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, University of Birmingham, England, July 2nd-6th, 2012. Program Organizer, Symposium on Computational Philosophy at the same conference.

 

Co-chair, with Mirsad Hadzikadic and Paul Youngman, Human Complexity 2012: Modeling Complexity in the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, May 30th-June 1st, 2012.

 

Turing Centenary Advisory Committee and TCAC Culture Subcommittee Member, The Alan Turing Year: A Centenary Celebration of the Life and Work of Alan Turing (ATY), 2009-2012.

 

Co-director (with Marvin Croy, Patrick Grim and Mirsad Hadzikadic), National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, Computer Simulations in the Humanities, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, May 31st-June 16th, 2011.

 

Session Moderator, Models in Perception, Cognition and Neuroscience, and Group Reporter, Session on IPCC Climate Change, Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation, National Conference, University of Pittsburgh, April 1st-3rd, 2011.

 

Co-planner (with Ken Pimple, Rich Miller and Glenda Murray) and Participant, Book Workshop on the Ethics of Pervasive and Autonomous Information Technology, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, Indiana University, October 20th, 2010.

 

Track Co-Chair, with Amnon Eden, Technological Singularity and Acceleration Studies, European Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP), Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, October 4th-6th, 2010.

 

Program Chair, Annual North American Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, Networks and Their Philosophical Implications, Indiana University, 2008-2009.

 

Program Chair, Annual North American Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, The Limits of Computation, Indiana University, 2007-2008.

 

Program Chair, Annual North American Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, Free and Open Source Software and Open Access Publication, Loyola University, 2006-2007.

 

Program Chair, The 16th Annual Computing and Philosophy Conference at Carnegie Mellon University, August, 2001.

 

Referee and Program Planner, The Midwest Seminar in the History of Modern Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1991, and Washington University, St. Louis, 1993.

 

Institute, Symposia, and Workshop Participation

 

Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, Networks and Network Analysis for the Humanities, sponsored by the National Science Foundation Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), University of California, Los Angeles, August 15th-27th, 2010.

 

Invited Participant, OpenSeminar in Research Ethics Workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, July 12th-13th, 2010.

 

Invited Participant, Workshop on Ethics in Science and Engineering: Redefining Tools & Resources, sponsored by the National Center for Digital Government; the Science, Technology and Society Initiative; the University Libraries of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and the National Science Foundation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, October, 23rd, 2009.

 

Invited Participant, Workshop on Mapping the History and Philosophy of Science, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the James S. McDonnell Foundation, Indiana University, June 17th-18th, 2009.

 

Invited Participant, Promoting Digital Scholarship: Formulating Research Challenges in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Computation, Council on Library and Information Resources and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C., September 15th, 2008.

 

Peer Review Work

 

Grant Reviewer - National Robotics Initiative, National Science Foundation, 2016; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2013; The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Program, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2009 and 2011; Curriculum Development Grant Program, Seton Hall University, 1997; National Endowment for the Humanities, 1997.

 

Journal Referee - The Journal of Business Ethics, 2009; Ethics and Information Technology, 2009-2011; The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, 2009; Minds and Machines, 2010-2018; Information Sciences, 2010 & 2011; Philosophy & Technology, 2010-2014; Philosophy of Science, 2011; IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Spectrum, 2011; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 2012; Synthese, 2010-2014; Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 2012; Information, 2012; The Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics, 2012-2014; Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, 2013.

 

Book Manuscript & Proposal Reviewer - Columbia University Press, 2006; Routledge, 2006 & 2008; Cambridge University Press, 2008 & 2009; Polity Press, 2008; MIT Press, 2009; Palgrave Macmillan, 2010; Springer, 2013; Oxford University Press, 2013.

 

Program Committee Memberships - Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence, University of Leads, England, 2017; Annual Conference of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, University of Ferrara, Italy, 2016; PHILOWEB 2015: Politicizing the Future of the (Semantic) Web, Portoroz, Slovenia, 2015; Symposium on the Significance of Metaphor and Other Figurative Modes of Expression and Thought, Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behavior, University of Kent Canterbury, England, 2015; Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec City, Canada, 2014; Annual Conference of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, ACT/Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2014; Computer Ethics Philosophical Inquiry, Commission de réflexion sur l’Ethique de la Recherche en sciences et technologies du Numérique d’Allistene, Paris, France, 2014; Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence, University of Oxford, England, 2013; Computer Ethics Philosophical Inquiry, Autónoma University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2013; Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms, 2013; Turing in Context II, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels, 2012; 13th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, Michigan State University, 2012; Symposium on Information Quality, AISB/IACAP Word Congress, University of Birmingham, England, 2012; 3rd International Conference on Proportionality, Quantitative Justice and Fairness: Inference and Causality-Consequentialism-Distributive Justice, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2012; PhiloWeb 2012, The Web and Philosophy, Lyon, France, 2012.; Complex Adaptive Systems: Energy, Information, and Intelligence, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Arlington, Virginia, 2011; Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011; Computability in Europe, Models of Computation in Context, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2011; Complex Adaptive Systems: Resilience, Robustness, and Evolvability, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Arlington, Virginia, 2010; Workshop on Ethical Guidance for Research and Application of Pervasive and Autonomous Information Technology, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2010; Complex Adaptive Systems and the Threshold Effect: Views from the Natural and Social Sciences, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Arlington, Virginia, 2009.

 

Board Memberships, Etc.

 

Editorial Board, Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy. Also Editor for Volume 3: The Philosophy of Technology, 2014-2017.

 

Steering Committee, North American Division of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, 2004-2008.

 

The American Philosophical Association Committee on Philosophy and Computers, 2000-2003.

 

Consultant, Transdisciplinarity between the Philosophy Program and the School of Informatics, Northern Kentucky University, January, 2014.

 

Area Editor, Philosophy of Computing and Information, PhilPapers, edited by David Chalmers and David Bourget, 2009-2013.

 

Affiliated Researcher, InPhO: The Indiana Philosophy Ontology Project, Cognitive Science Program, Indiana University, 2007-2012. 

 

University Service Work

 

Committee Chair - Religion Search Committee, Spring, 2017; Market Analysis Task Force for the University Faculty Senate, 2014-2016 (with Angela Reisetter); Cognitive Science Curriculum Review and Revision Committee, 2007-2008; Cognitive and Neural Science Consortium, 2007-2013 (with Lora Becker); Crick Lecture Series in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences, 2005-2013 (with Lora Becker); Diagnostics and Assessment Subcommittee of the Academic Technology Assessment Committee, 2003; Cognitive Science Curriculum Development Committee, 2002-2004; Discussion 300 Curriculum Development Committee, 1994-1995. 

 

Committee Member - Ethics and Social Change Program Committee, since 2016; University Web Committee, Office of Marketing and Communications, 2015-2016; Best Practices Task Force, 2014-2015; Strategic Prioritization Steering Committee, 2013-2014; Joint Enrollment Committee, 2013; Academic Leadership Committee, 2011-2014; Neuroscience Program Committee, 2011; Ad Hoc Code of Conduct Ethics Committee, 2007; Ad Hoc University Religious Identity Committee, 2006-2007; Robotics Minor Representative, Engineering Minor Curriculum Development Committee, College of Engineering and Computer Science, 2006; Neuroscience Curriculum Review and Revision Committee, Department of Psychology, 2006; Cognitive Psychology Hiring Committee, Department of Psychology, 2004-2005; Ad Hoc Committee to Investigate Data Loss in the University Computer Network, 2004; Datatel Investigation Committee, 2004; Academic Technology Assessment Committee, 2003-2004; Internet Technology Curriculum Development Committee, College of Engineering and Computer Science, 2000-2001; World Cultures Curriculum Revision Committee, 1992-1997; University Curriculum Committee, 1992-1996.

 

Faculty Advisor/Mentor - Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, 1998-2015; Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, since 2014; Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, 2014-2015; Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society, University of Evansville Chapter, 1993-1994; Undeclared Freshmen Program, 1993-1994.

 

Miscellaneous Publicity

 

Peter Suber, Noesis: Is It a Library with Built-in Searching or a Search Engine with a Built-in Library? Syllabus Magazine, March 2002; Bill Uzgalis, Searching Phenomenology and Cyberspace: An Interview with Anthony Beavers. Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, American Philosophical Association, Volume 00.1 (2000); James Prichard, In Search Of: University Offers Dedicated Philosophy Search Engine. Associated Press, March 21st, 2000; Thomas Stone, philosophy@the.internet (on the Noesis search engine). The Philosophers' Magazine (Britain), Winter, 1999; Matt Richtel, Where to Check That Plato Quotation. New York Times, March 5th, 1998; Interview on using the Internet to teach Plato for The Best of Our Knowledge, produced at WAMC in Albany, New York, syndicated on National Public Radio, aired May 6th, 1998; Lisa Guernsey, Plato Pages Introduce Students to Dialogues. The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 30th, 1998; Richard Poynder, Modern Tools for Ancient Historians. Information World Review (Britain), January, 1997; The Changing Face of Searching: Context-Sensitive Search Engines Like Argos are Providing a Solutions Focus to the Internet. Dataquest: The Business of Infotech (India), December, 1996; Argos: A Peer-reviewed Limited Area Search Engine for the Web. SDSCwire: Newsletter of the San Diego Supercomputer Center, October 30th, 1996; Jeffrey Young, Professor Develops 'Peer-Reviewed Search Engine'. Chronicle of Higher Education: Academe Today, October 10th, 1996. Also in Campus Review (Australia), October, 1996.

 

Professional Memberships (Past and Present)

 

The American Philosophical Association; The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence; The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics; The Cognitive Science Society; The Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing; Friends of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) Society; The International Association for Computing and Philosophy; The International Center for Information Ethics; The Society for Philosophy and Psychology; The World Technology Network (Fellow, since 2012).

 

Awards and Honors

 

University of Evansville


Annual Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Evansville Alumni Association, 2018.


Sadelle & Sydney Berger Annual Award for Scholarship, 2015.


Greek Advisor of the Year Award, Office of Student Life, 2013 and 2015.


Dean's Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, 2013.

 

2012 World Technology Award in Ethics, World Technology Network in Association with TIME Magazine, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, and the MIT Technology Review.

 

2008-2009, Digital Humanities Fellow, The National Endowment for the Humanities.


Honor Societies

 

Phi Sigma Tau (The International Honor Society for Philosophy)

 

Phi Kappa Phi

 

References

 

Available Upon Request