Susan Schneider

Philosopher
Cognitive Science Program The University of Connecticut

Susan Schneider is an American philosopher. She is a professor of philosophy and cognitive science at The University of Connecticut, a fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and a faculty member in the Ethics and Technology Group at the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University. Within the fields of metaphysics and philosophy of mind, much of her work explores the nature of thought, especially in light of discoveries in cognitive science and work in contemporary metaphysics. She has argued that the brain is computational, and has developed a new version of the language of thought ("LOT") position. She is also actively engaged in debates over artificial intelligence (including superintelligence) and brain enhancement (see mind uploading) and uses ideas from contemporary metaphysics, ethics and cognitive science, interlaced with science fiction thought experiments, to illustrate flaws in positions.

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