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    • Similarity and dimensional analysis 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Elsevier/North-Holland, 2009)
      The importance of similarity in comprehending things and reasoning about them was recognized before the time of Plato. Similarity continues to be important in philosophy, science, and technology to this day. The historical ...
    • Sounds like light: Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and Mach's work in Acoustics and Aerodynamics 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Elsevier, 1998-03-11)
      Ernst Mach is the only person whom Einstein included on both the list of physicists he considered his true precursors, and the list of the philosophers who had most affected him. Einstein scholars have been less generous ...
    • Three views of logic: Mathematics, Philosophy, Computer Science 

      Loveland, Donald W.; Hodel, Richard E.; Sterrett, Susan G. (Princeton University Press, 2014)
      Demonstrating the different roles that logic plays in the disciplines of computer science, mathematics, and philosophy, this concise undergraduate textbook covers select topics from three different areas of logic: proof ...
    • Too many instincts: contrasting philosophical views on intelligence in humans and non-humans 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Taylor and Francis Ltd, 2002)
      This paper investigates the following proposal about machine intelligence: that behaviour in which a habitual response that would have been inappropriate in a certain unfamiliar situation is overridden and replaced by a ...
    • Turing on the integration of human and machine intelligence 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, 2016)
      Philosophical discussion of Alan Turing’s writings on intelligence has mostly revolved around a single point made in a paper published in the journal Mind in 1950. This is unfortunate, for Turing’s reflections on machine ...
    • Turing's two tests for intelligence 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000)
      On a literal reading of 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence', Alan Turing presented not one, but two, practical tests to replace the question 'Can machines think?' He presented them as equivalent. I show here that the ...
    • Wittgenstein flies a kite: a story of models of wings and models of the world 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Pi Press, 2005-11-16)
      The philosophy of language and experimental research in aeronautics made great leaps at about the same time in the early twentieth century. Strange as it may sound, this was no coincidence. Sterrett explains what Wittgenstein ...