Susan Schneider, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, The University of Connecticut.
Susan is the Sarah Connor of philosophy as she ponders the role of science fiction and thought experiments to help understand uploading, time travel, superintelligence, the Singularity, a new approach to the computational theory of mind, consciousness, and physicalism.
Her current work is on the nature of the self and mind, which she examines from the vantage point of issues in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, metaphysics, and neuroethics. She’s written about dualism and monism, artificial intelligence, the mathematical nature of physics, and the nature of the person.
Susan edited Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence, coedited The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness, and authored The Language of Thought: A New Philosophical Direction.