Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact
in the Digital Era

an international conference

2010 October 26-28
“Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava

Ademar Fereira


Ademar Ferreira (Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering; B.A. in Philosophy, both from the
University of São Paulo) is an Associate Professor at the Department of
Telecommunications and Control Engineering, Polytechnic School, University of São
Paulo. His current research interests are computational intelligence, mobile robotics,
cognitive science, epistemology and philosophy of mind. His recent publications include
the articles “Humanoid Motion representation by sensory state transitions” (6th LARS Latin
American robotics Symposium, Valparaiso, 2009); “On the role of pragmatics, rhetoric and
dialectic in scientific controversies” (in: Controversy and Confrontation, Amsterdam: John
Benjamins, 2008, 125-133); “A robotic platform for autonomy studies” at ICINCO 2007
(International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation & Robotics, Angers,
France); “On computation over chaos using neural networks: Applications to blind search
and random number generators” (International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 16 (1):
59-66, 2006); “Controversies and the logic of scientific discovery” (in P. Barrotta and M.
Dascal (eds.), Controversies and Subjectivity, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 115-125,