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    • Bringing up Turing's 'Child-Machine' 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, Berlin, 2012)
      Turing wrote that the "guiding principle" of his investigation into the possibility of intelligent machinery was "The analogy [of machinery that might be made to show intelligent behavior] with the human brain." [10] In ...
    • Darwin’s analogy between artificial and natural selection: how does it go? 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Elsevier, 2002-03)
      The analogy Darwin drew between artificial and natural selection in "On the Origin of Species" has a detailed structure that has not been appreciated. In Darwin’s analogy, the kind of artificial selection called Methodical ...
    • Experimentation on analogue models 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (2015-05-31)
      Analogue models are actual physical setups used to model something else. They are especially useful when what we wish to investigate is difficult to observe or experiment upon due to size or distance in space or time: ...
    • Experimentation on analogue models 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer Nature, 2017)
      Analogue models are actual physical setups used to model something else. They are especially useful when what we wish to investigate is difficult to observe or experiment upon due to size or distance in space or time; for ...
    • Frege and Hilbert on the Foundations of Geometry 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (1994-10-14)
    • The Genius of the 'Original Imitation Game' Test 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, 2020-10-29)
      Twenty years ago in "Turing's Two Tests for Intelligence" I distinguished two distinct tests to be found in Alan Turing's 1950 paper "Computing Machinery and Intelligence": one by then very well-known, the other neglected. ...
    • Historical context and Philosophy of Science: a reply to Peter Simons' 'Coincidence and Kite-Flying' 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (2009-03-04)
      This essay responds to a review of my book "Wittgenstein Flies A Kite: A Story of Models of Wings and Models of the World" by Peter Simons that appears in the March 2009 issue of the journal Metascience. The revised version ...
    • How beliefs make a difference 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (University of Pittsburgh, 1999-11-15)
      How are beliefs efficacious? One answer is: via rational intentional action. But there are other ways that beliefs are efficacious. This dissertation examines these other ways, and sketches an answer to the question of how ...
    • How many thoughts can fit in the form of a proposition? 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (2004--06-2)
      I argue here that Frege’s eventual view on the relation between sentences and the thoughts they express is that, ideally, a sentence expresses exactly one thought, and a thought is expressed by exactly one (canonical) ...
    • Kinds of models 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (2003-03-20)
      In this paper, I survey a broad variety of models with an eye to asking what kind of model each is in the following sense: in virtue of what is each of them regarded as a model? It will be seen that when we classify models ...
    • Kites, models and logic: Susan Sterrett investigates models in Wittgenstein's world 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (SimplyCharly.com, 2008)
      This is the text of Dr. Sterrett's replies to an interviewer's questions for simplycharly.com, a website with interviews by academics on various authors, philosophers, and scientists.
    • Models of machines and models of phenomena 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Taylor & Francis, 2006-01)
      Experimental engineering models have been used both to model general phenomena, such as the onset of turbulence in fluid flow, and to predict the performance of machines of particular size and configuration in particular ...
    • The morals of model-making 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Elsevier, 2013-12-17)
      I address questions about values in model-making in engineering, specifically: Might the role of values be attributable solely to interests involved in specifying and using the model? Selected examples illustrate the ...
    • Nested algorithms and "the original imitation game test": a reply to James Moor 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002)
      In "The Status and Future of the Turing Test" (Moor, 2001), which appeared in an earlier issue of this journal, James Moor remarks on my paper "Turing's Two Tests for Intelligence." In my paper I had claimed that, whatever ...
    • Physical models and fundamental laws: Using one piece of the world to tell about another 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer-Verlag, 2002-03-01)
      In this paper I discuss the relationship between model, theories, and laws in the practice of experimental scale modeling. The methodology of experimental scale modeling, also known as physical similarity, differs ...
    • Physical pictures: Engineering models circa 1914 and in Wittgenstein's "Tractatus" 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (2000-07-17)
      In 1914, Wittgenstein recorded an incident in his Notebooks that he later mentioned to several friends as occasioning a major insight for his views in the Tractatus that propositions represent by being pictures. The entry ...
    • Physical pictures: Engineering models circa 1914 and in Wittgenstein's "Tractatus" 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002)
      Today I want to talk about an element in the milieu in which Ludwig Wittgenstein conceived the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus that has not been recognized to date: the generalization of the methodology of experimental scale ...
    • Physically similar systems - A history of the concept 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer Nature, 2017)
      The concept of similar systems arose in physics and appears to have originated with Newton in the seventeenth century. This chapter provides a critical history of the concept of physically similar systems, the twentieth ...
    • Physically similar systems: A history of the concept 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, 2017)
      The concept of similar systems arose in physics, and appears to have originated with Newton in the seventeenth century. This chapter provides a critical history of the concept of physically similar systems, the twentieth ...
    • Pictures of Sound: Wittgenstein on gramophone records and the logic of depiction 

      Sterrett, Susan G. (Elsevier, 2005-06)
      I consider the way Wittgenstein employed some kinds of sound recordings (but not others) in discussing logical form in the Tractatus logico-philosophicus. The year that Ludwig Wittgenstein was born in Vienna, 1889, nearby ...