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Marcello Guarini, Research Fellow

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Dr. Guarini joined the department during July of 2002 and is currently an Associate Professor and a Junior Research Leadership Chair for the Faculty of Arts and Social Science. He was awarded a University of Windsor Humanities Research Fellowship for the 2003-2004 academic year and an individual SSHRC research grant in 2005. He currently holds a SharcNet Digital Humanities Fellowship. His work has appeared in Erkenntnis, IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine, Informal Logic, the Journal for Experimental and Theoretical AI, Minds and Machines, Philosophy of Science, and Sythese. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that engage issues in Philosophy of Mind as well as Cognitive and Computational Epistemology. He is especially interested in issues at the intersection of the study of mind and knowledge.

Research Interests

Philosophy of Mind (including Philosophy of Cognitive Science and AI), Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Analogy

Research Information

Recent Funding:

· SharcNet Digital Humanities Fellowship: May 2009 ($35,000). Project title: Computational Neural Modeling and the Philosophy of Ethics.

· University of Windsor course release ($7,000) and HSSRG award ($5,000) in support of Computational Neural Modeling and the Philosophy of Ethics project, May 2009.

· SSHRCC Research Grant: $65,000. Project title: “Classificatory Analogies: Logical, Cognitive, and Social Dimensions.” Project Duration: 2005 - 2009.

· University of Windsor Humanities Research Group Fellowship. Awarded Spring 2003; taken up Winter 2004. Carries two course release ($12,00

Other Research Awards: 

    · University of Windsor Faculty of Arts and Social Science Junior Research Leadership Chair, July 2009 ($200,000)

· First Annual Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT) International Essay Prize ($500): November 2004.

· University of Windsor Faculty of Arts and Social Science Research Excellence Award ($2,000). Autumn 2007.


Recent Publications:

Book Chapters

  • Guarini, Marcello, and Paul Bello, “Robotic Warfare: Some Challenges in Moving from Non-civilian to Civilian Theaters,” in P. Lin, K. Abney, and G.A. Bekey, eds., Robot Ethics, MIT Press (2012), pp.129-144.
  • “Computational Neural Modeling and the Philosophy of Ethics,” in M. Anderson and S. Anderson, eds, Machine Ethics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2011), pp. 316-334.
     

Journal Articles

  • “Computational Theories of Mind, and Fodor’s Analysis of Neural Network Behaviour,” Journal for Experimental and Theoretical AI 21, no. 2 (2009), pp.137-153.
  • “Mental Space Mapping Applied to Argument,” Proceedings of 2008 Cognitive Science Society Meeting. Washington, DC.
  • “Computation, Coherence, and Ethical Reasoning,” Minds and Machines 17, (2007), pp. 27-46.
  • “Critical Notice: BonJour and Sosa on Justification,” Synthese 159 (2007), pp. 131-148.
  • “Particularism and the Classification and Reclassification of Moral Cases,” IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine, vol. 21, no. 4 (July/August 2006), pp.22-28.
  • “A Defense of Non-deductive Reconstructions of Analogical Arguments,” Informal Logic24, no.2 (2004), pp. 153-168. (Submitted in 2005; appeared January 2006.) A shorter version of this paper won the 2004 AILCT essay prize.

Encyclopedia Article

  • “Analogical Coherence/Correspondence,” (2012) in Encyclopedia of Learning Sciences. Springer.
Teaching Interests

Supervision:

MA Supervision:

· MA supervision: Ryan Tonkens (2006). Currently a Ph.D. student at York University.

· MA supervision: Benjamen Bekic (2005). Currently in the private sector.

    · MA supervision: Brandon Fenton (2007). Currently a Ph.D. student at York University.

Research Assistants:

· MA Research Assistant: Paul Simard Smith (2006-2007). Currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Waterloo.

· Undergraduate Research Assistant: Andrew Morgan (2003-2007). Currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Waterloo.

· Undergraduate Research Assistant: Courtney Heffernan (2003-2004). Currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta.

    · MA Research Assistant: Amy Butchart (2007-2009). Currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Guelph.

 

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. University of Western Ontario (1998)