James Fetzer explores the nature of consciousness and cognition in human beings and other animals. He addresses the inadequacies of the computational conception and expounds on an alternative theory based on the study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior.
James H. Fetzer is McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He has published over 20 books in philosophy of science, computer science, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science. His honors include a research fellowship from the National Science Foundation and The Medal of the University of Helsinki. In 1996, he became one of the first ten faculty at the University of Minnesota to be appointed a Distinguished McKnight University Professor.