Robert L. Causey is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated from Mark Keppel High School, near Alhambra, CA (a suburb of Los Angeles). He received a B.S. (with honor) in Mathematics from Caltech , 1963, and a Ph.D. in Logic and the Methodology of Science from the University of California, Berkeley, 1967. He taught at the University of Texas from 1967 until retiring in 2006.  He has been Chairman of the Philosophy Department (1980-88) and was a co-founder of the U.T. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He has served on the Editorial Board of Philosophy of Science and on the Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA).  He has held research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Army Research Office,  has consulted at the NSF, and has done private consulting on applications of logic and artificial intelligence programming.  He is author of  Unity of Science , 1977, Logic, Sets, and Recursion  1994, Revised Edition, 2001, Supplement to Logic, Sets, and Recursion, 2002,  Logic, Sets, and Recursion, 2nd Edition, 2006 .  Causey is a contributor to the multi-media publication, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Gordon Novak, Jr. (ed.), Morgan Kaufmann, (1988). He is also author of many publications in philosophical and scientific journals, and has taught tutorial courses on artificial intelligence for industry and government.  He has been a member of the American Philosophical Association (APA) Committee on Computer Use in Philosophy, and was the first Web Page Reviews Editor for the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers.  His research has included mathematical models in the theory of measurement, the logical structure of scientific theories and explanations, defeasible reasoning in artificial intelligence, and the foundations of artificial intelligence and cognitive science research.

Selected Publications

A French translation of this resume is available at Robert L. Causey: Resume

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