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Department of Philosophy
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester NY 14623
older published essays, for your reading pleasure. (Or maybe not.)
of the Chinese Room, a very short dialogue in the philosophy
of mind, slightly modified from its original as published in The
Computers and Philosophy Newsletter, issue 4:1 + 4:2 (July 1989):
PDF version (approx.
Hobbess Argument for Government, Reason Papers
4 (1978): 116. Off-site
link to PDF file (approx. 850 KB).
Considerations about the Discovery of Principles of Justice,
Eidos 1 (July, 1978): 5067. PDF
file (transcription, approx. 124 KB).
Lockes Argument for Government, Journal of Libertarian
Studies 1 (1977): 195203. Off-site
link to PDF file (approx. 700 KB).
Question of Political Action, Option 4 (1977): 2122,
file (transcription, approx. 94 KB).
unpublished essays, for your reading pleasure. (Or maybe not.)
with Hopfield Nets This fully-connected, single layer network
demonstrates some interesting features of artificial neural networks:
pattern recognition, pattern completion, and graceful degradation
under damage. (PDF file, approx. 457 KB.)
With Mazes. A six-part essay on the creation, solving and fiddling
around with mazes.
is a Maze? (PDF file, approx. 118 KB.)
Construction The Spanning Tree Algorithm; Andersons
Algorithm; Manipulating a Connection Matrix. (PDF file, approx.
Mazes Random Walk; The Left- (or Right-) Hand Walk; Least
Recently Used Walk; Breadth-First Search; Tremauxs Algorithm;
The Cheese Algorithm. (PDF file, approx. 538 KB.)
on Connection Matrices Constructing Md, the Minimum
Distance Matrix; Constructing Ms, the Solution Matrix;
Cautions. (PDF file, approx. 267 KB.)
Neural Net Maze Solver A very, very rough sketch. (PDF file,
approx. 109 KB.)
Games Blind Mazes; Wrap-Around Mazes; One-Way Doors; Interpreted
Mazes; Bibliography. (PDF file, approx. 178 KB.)
cartoon riddles, for your puzzling pleasure. (Or maybe not.)