Thesis


My Master's Thesis explores several conceptions of emergence for plausibility and ultimately defends one.  It then uses emergence and a distinction between 'meaning giving' and 'meaning aware' to provide an account of mental causation.

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fisita 2004 world automotive congress


For this international gathering of the world's largest association of automotive engineers, I wrote and presented a technical paper that was published as part of the proceedings.  "On Board Diagnostics II (OBDII) Emissions Inspection Failures Compared to Traditional Tailpipe Emissions Inspection Failures" 

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Aporia

For this Brigham Young University student journal of philosophy I contributed a peer reviewed article, "Liberty and Debt", extolling the libertarian conception of negative freedom while elucidating social debt as its missing piece.

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Government

Technology


This online publication offers government agencies and employees news about technologic advances in public services.  I contributed an article on iris scanning biometric authentication as a means to ensure appropriate access to government mandated vehicle inspection systems and related data.  

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Self-Driving Cars

Radio Interview

In July 2016, Mandy Connell of KOA 850 iHeart News Radio in Denver interviewed me on air about my article on the ethics of self-driving cars published in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. 

Environmental Ethics 

For this college text by David Schmidtz and Elizabeth Willott I contributed an article weighing libertarian vs. utilitarian ethics regarding which has the greater moral authority to regulate air pollution. 

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AOPA Pilot

In this October 2014 issue of AOPA PILOT magazine I contributed a lessons learned article to their "Never Again" monthly series.

Mensa Bulletin

In this January 2016 cover story of the Mensa Bulletin I wrote a nonpartisan explication of common fallacies used in political discourse and their harm. 

IEEE Technology and society mAgazine

For this quarterly engineering publication I contributed a peer reviewed, ethical philosophy article about self-driving cars, "Will My Next Car be a Libertarian or a Utilitarian?  Who will decide?" 

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Tom Fournier - Published Works and interviews Below: 

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Imperfect Cognition

Tom Fournier

Writing

Political Fallacy

Radio Interview

In January 2016, Mandy Connell of KOA 850 iHeart News Radio in Denver interviewed me on air about my article on Philosophy and Political Fallacy published in the Mensa Bulletin.