Keith Douglas' Web Page

About me Find out who I am and what I do.
My resumé A copy of my resumé and other documentation about my education and work experience for employers and the curious.
Reviews, theses, articles, presentations A collection of papers from my work, categorized and annotated.
Current research projects What I am currently working on, including some non-research material.
Interesting people People professionally "connected" to me in some way.
Interesting organizations Organizations I am "connected" to. (Some rather loosely.)
Intellectual/professional influences Influences on my work, including an organization chart. Here you can also buy many good books on philosophy and other subjects via amazon.com. I have included brief reviews of hundreds of books.
Professional resources Research sources, amazon.com associates programs, etc.
What is the philosophy of computing? A brief introduction to my primary professional interest.
My intellectual heroes A partial list of important people. Limited to the dead.
My educational philosophy As a sometime teacher I've developed one. Includes book resources.

People

The following is a list of people who have professionally played a role in my life - to the extent that they have an online presence at all. (Friends: you are not present here unless you have professionally worked with me as well.) Some of these people I know in person; some I know only by their writing or other work.

Raven. AKA Danielle Corriveau, she is an artist and historical essayist with whom I am collaborating on my current book project. [Link to Raven temporarily broken.]

Wilfried Sieg. My MS supervisor at CMU, a logician and historian of logic amongst other things.

Robert Cavalier. My "boss" at CMU who is currently working on an interesting project in "online deliberative democracy". I helped maintain the computing infrastructure for this project.

Mario Bunge. Philosopher of science I worked with a great deal at McGill. We agree on a great deal, and have many interesting points of disagreement, as a glance at my undergraduate papers will show.

Eric Lewis. Philosophy and classics professor I did my undergraduate honours thesis with at McGill. I owe my interest in ancient philosophy and my (unrequited and unfinished!) love of the ancient Greek language to him.

Andrew Irvine. Philosopher of mathematics (inter alia) who I studied with at UBC.

Steve Savitt. Philosopher of science (inter alia) who I studied with at UBC. Co-reader of my MA thesis. (With Gary Wedeking, now retired.)

Peter Danielson. Philosopher of technology (inter alia) who I studied with at UBC. I am supposedly a "life time member" in his robot ethics lab. Any ethicist who plays with Lego is a notch above the rest in my books!

Paul and Patricia Churchland. The "professionally indistinguishable" philosophers of neuroscience at UCSD. (Even Paul seems to be aware of this viewpoint: it was expressed at the PSA 2000 at a session on philosophy of neuroscience and he was amongst the laughing.)

Susan Haack. Epistemologist and logician at University of Miami. Her recent book on what science is about is interesting too, even if I disagree with some of the themes. It contains an interesting chapter on the connections between science and the law.

J. Michael Straczynski. Creator of Babylon 5, the most epic-scope TV show ever made - at least on American TV. Note that this page is unofficial.

Norman Levitt. Mathematician at Rutgers whose books Higher Superstition (with Paul Gross) and Prometheus Bedevilled are well worth reading on the status of science and society. We have debated philosophy of mathematics and other issues via email-list for a while now. (See also his edited collection with Gross and Lewis The Flight From Science and Reason on many of the same themes.)

Noretta Kortege. Philosopher of science at IndianaU (Bloomington) whose work I have enjoyed.

Vic Stenger. I have helped with Vic's work at the intersection of science and philosophy for many years now.

Noam Chomsky. My favourite living political philosopher.

More on this list as time permits ...