USIA Senior Neuropsychologist & Senior Editor, Dr. Gina Langan

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Dr. Gina Langan is the Senior Neuropsychologist, Senior Editor, and ESA Fellow of the United Sigma Intelligence Association.

Dr. Langan earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Biopsychology at Wayne State University. She did her post-doctoral residency in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology through Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Langan is the Executive Director of the Mega Foundation, a nonprofit organization for gifted adults. In addition to research, teaching, and consulting, Dr. Langan and her husband own a horse ranch in the Green Hills of Missouri.

To reach Dr. Langan or the Mega Foundation, please email info@megacenter.org

USIA Executive Vice-President, Mr. Christopher Langan

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Mr. Christopher Michael Langan is the Executive Vice-President and ESA Fellow of the United Sigma Intelligence Association.

Christopher Michael Langan is a noted independent researcher and reality theorist whose extraordinary intellect has not prevented him from living a rough, unsheltered, and exciting life. He is best known for his groundbreaking theory of reality, the Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU). The CTMU is a reflexive, tautological, and profoundly self-contained intrinsic language through which reality exists and evolves by “talking to itself about itself”, thus serving as its own theory, universe, and model. Combining physics, metaphysics, and biology in a tight, elegant, and unique logico-semiotic structure called the Metaformal System, the CTMU provides a long-sought bridge between mind and matter, science and spirituality, and the internal and external aspects of human and cosmic existence.

Challenged from early childhood by extreme poverty and inadequate schooling, Chris learned young to value brawn as highly as brains. After working as a cowboy, firefighter, construction worker, and bar bouncer in various nightclubs throughout the New York metropolitan area, he came to the attention of the media in 1999 for combining one of the world’s highest IQs with limited formal education and a bare-knuckle lifestyle. Having conducted original investigations infields including logic, mathematics, physics, cosmology, biology, philosophy, language theory, theology, economics, and the cognitive sciences, he has contributed articles on such topics to a number of scholarly journals and alternative intellectual periodicals. Some of these have been collected into books, starting with The Art of Knowing in 2002. In 2017, he began publishing a series of papers that have changed the landscape of science and philosophy. The most recent, Introduction to Quantum Metamechanics, is currently in press.

Chris is the co-founder and president of a non-profit organization, the Mega Foundation, which was established to offer aid, support and camaraderie to the “severely gifted,” a small and neglected population with whose plight he is intimately acquainted. He has carried on his work in the high IQ community through various organizations including the Mega Foundation, Mega International, and the Ultranet, which place emphasis on not just measured intelligence, but moral integrity and creative achievement.

CTMU Website: www.ctmu.org
CTMU Patreon: www.patreon.com/CTMU

ESA Fellow, Prof. Duncan Pritchard FRSE

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Professor Duncan Pritchard FRSE is an Honorary and Advisory Philosopher, and ESA Fellow of United Sigma Intelligence Association.

Professor Pritchard is a Chair in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, US. Professor Pritchard’s research is mainly in the area of Epistemology; Skepticism; Wittgenstein; Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Education; Philosophy of Law. In 2007 he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize, and In 2011 he was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, UK.

Publications

MONOGRAPHS

• Scepticism (with A. Coliva), (Routledge, under contract).
• Scepticism: A Very Short Introduction, (Oxford UP, 2019).
• Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing, (Princeton UP, 2015).
• Epistemological Disjunctivism, (Oxford UP, h/bk 2012; p/bk 2014).
• The Nature and Value of Knowledge: Three Investigations, (with A. Haddock & A. Millar), (Oxford UP, h/bk 2010; p/bk 2012).
• Epistemic Luck, (Oxford UP, h/bk 2005; p/bk 2007).

TEXTBOOKS

• What is This Thing Called Knowledge?, (Routledge, 1st ed. 2006; 2nd ed. 2009; 3rd ed. 2013; 4th ed. 2018). [Translated into Arabic & Japanese].
• Philosophy, Science and Religion for Everyone (with M. Harris), (Routledge, 2017).
• Epistemology, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
• What is This Thing Called Philosophy?, (Routledge, 2015).
• Philosophy for Everyone (with M. Chrisman), (Routledge, 2013; 2nd ed. 2016). [Translated into Chinese, Turkish, Portuguese & Spanish].
• Knowledge, (Palgrave Macmillan, 1st ed. 2009; 2nd ed. 2016).
• Epistemology A-Z (with M. Blaauw), (Edinburgh UP/Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

SERIES EDITORSHIPS

• Brill Studies on Skepticism (with D. Machuca), (Brill, from 2013).
• Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy (with V. F. Hendricks), (Palgrave Macmillan, from 2012).
• New Waves in Philosophy (with V. F. Hendricks), (Palgrave Macmillan, from 2007).

JOURNAL EDITORSHIPS

• Oxford Bibliographies: Philosophy, (Oxford UP, from 2010).
• International Journal for the Study of Skepticism (with D. Machuca), (Brill, from 2011).

EDITED VOLUMES

• New Issues in Epistemological Disjunctivism, (with C. Doyle & J. Milburn), (Routledge, 2019).
• Extended Epistemology, (with A. Clark, J. A. Carter, J. Kallestrup & O. Palermos), (Oxford UP, 2018).
• Socially Extended Epistemology, (with A. Clark, J. A. Carter, J. Kallestrup & O. Palermos), (Oxford UP, 2018).
• The Philosophy of Luck (with L. Whittington), (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).
• Social Epistemology: Five Questions, (with V. F. Hendricks), (Automatic Press, 2015).
• The Routledge Companion to Epistemology (with S. Bernecker), (Routledge, 2010).
• Social Epistemology (with A. Haddock & A. Millar), (Oxford UP, 2010).
• Epistemic Value (with A. Haddock & A. Millar), (Oxford UP, 2009).
• Williamson on Knowledge (with P. Greenough), (Oxford UP, 2009).
• Arguing About Knowledge (with R. Neta), (Routledge, 2008).
• Epistemology: Five Questions (with V. F. Hendricks), (Automatic Press, 2008).
• New Waves in Epistemology (with V. F. Hendricks), (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
• Moral and Epistemic Virtue (with M. S. Brady), (Blackwell, 2003).

*Reference from Faculty Information of University of Edinburgh(UK), and University of California, Irvine(US).

ESA Fellow, Prof. Graham Priest

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Professor Graham Priest is an Honorary and Advisory Philosopher, and ESA Fellow of the United Sigma Intelligence Association. He is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Boyce Gibson Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne.

Prof. Priest is known for his work on non-classical logic(dialetheism), metaphysics, the history of philosophy, and Buddhist philosophy.  He has published over 300 articles—in nearly every major philosophy and logic journal—and seven books—mostly with Oxford University Press.

Graham Priest grew up as a working class kid in South London. He read mathematics and (and a little bit of of logic) at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge. He obtained his doctorate in mathematics at the London School of Economics.

By that time, he had come to the conclusion that philosophy was more fun than mathematics. So, luckily, he got his first job (in 1974) in a philosophy department, as a temporary lecturer in the Department of Logic and Metaphysics  at the University of St Andrews.

The first permanent job he was offered was at the University of Western Australia. He moved to Australia when he took up the position, and has spent most of his working life there.

After 12 years at the University of Western Australia, he moved to take up the chair of philosophy at the University of Queensland, and after 12 years there, he moved again to take up the Boyce Gibson Chair of Philosophy at Melbourne University, where he is now emeritus. While he was there, he was a Fellow of Ormond College.

During the Melbourne years, he was also an Arché Professorial Fellow at the University of St Andrews. He is a past president of the Australasian Association for Logic, and the Australasian Association of Philosophy, of which he was Chair of Council for 13 years.

He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities in 1995, and awarded a Doctor of Letters by the University of Melbourne in 2002.

In 2009 he took up the position of Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where he now lives and works.

Graham has published in nearly every leading logic and philosophy journal. At the last count, he had published about 240 papers. He has also published six monographs(mostly with Oxford University Press), as well as a number of edited collections.

Much of his work has been in logic, especially non-classical logic, and related areas. He is perhaps best known for his work on dialetheism, the view that  some contradictions are true. However, he has also published widely in many other areas, such as metaphysics, Buddhist philosophy, and the history of philosophy, both East and West.

Graham has travelled widely, lecturing and addressing conferences in every continent except Antarctica. For many years, he practiced karatedo. He is a third dan in Shobukai, and a fourth dan in Shitoryu (awarded by the head of style, Sensei Mabuni Kenei in Osaka, when he was training there). Before he left Australia he was an Australian National kumite referee and kata judge. Nowadays, he swims and practices taichi. He loves (good) opera, jazz, and 60s rock, and East Asian art.

*Reference from City University of New York and Prof. Priest’s website.

Call for Papers, 2020 In-Sight: The Journal of USIA

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Greetings USIA members and associates, we formally announce and make a call for submissions for the first issue of the In-Sight: The Journal of USIA. Our deadline is January 15, 2020 for a publication of materials on February 1, 2020. All forms of submissions are permissible at this time for consideration in the first issue, e.g., articles, essays, interviews, academic paper, and so on.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Senior Director, USIA
In-Sight: The Journal of USIA , Editor-in-Chief

Contact: Scott.D.Jacobsen@Gmail.Com or USIAssociation@Gmail.Com

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ESA Fellow, Prof. Susan Schneider

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Professor Susan Schneider, PhD is an Honorary and Advisory Philosopher, and ESA Fellow of the United Sigma Intelligence Association.

Prof. Schneider is a Professor at the University of Connecticut, and the NASA-Baruch Blumberg Chair at the Library of Congress and NASA. She is also the Director of the AI, Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut.

Schneider writes about the nature of the self and mind, especially from the vantage point of issues in philosophy, AI, cognitive science and astrobiology. Within philosophy, she has explored the computational nature of the brain in her academic book, The Language of Thought: a New Direction. More recently, she defended an anti-materialist position about the fundamental nature of mind. In her new book, Artificial You: AI and the Future of the Mind, she brings these topics together in an accessible way, discussing the philosophical implications of AI, and, in particular, the enterprise of “mind design.” Her work in philosophy of AI has now taken her to the Hill (Washington, DC), where she will meet with members of Congress on AI policy and organize educational events for Congress and staffers in conjunction with the Library of Congress on a range of topics, such as data privacy, algorithmic bias, technological unemployment, autonomous weapons, and more. Schneider appears frequently on television shows on stations such as PBS and The History Channel (see below for clips) as well as keynoting AI ethics conferences at places such as Harvard University and University of Cambridge. She also writes opinion pieces for the New York Times, Scientific American and The Financial Times. Her work has been widely discussed in the media, (see “media” above), at venues like The New York Times, Science, Big Think, Nautilus, Discover and Smithsonian.

 

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ESA Fellow, Prof. Michael Rose

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Professor Michael R. Rose is Honorary and Avisory Evolutionary Biologist of the United Sigma Intelligence Association.

Prof. Rose is Distinguished Professor & Director of NERE, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology School of Biological Sciences at University of California, Irvine, and Cheif Scientist at Lyceum Pharmaceuticals. His research interests are Experimental Evolution, Human Evolution, Evolution of Sex, and Biological Immortality in addition to Aging and Drosophila. His academic distincions include British Commonwealth Scholar (1976-1979), NATO Science Fellow (1979-1981), NSERC of Canada University Research Fellow (1981-1988), President’s Prize (with others) American Society of Naturalists (1992), Excellence in Teaching Award, UCI Biological Sciences (1996), and Busse Prize, World Congress of Gerontology (1997).

 

USIA Founder, Dr. Hankyung Lee MD

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Hankyung Lee, MD (이한경) is the Founder of the United Sigma Intelligence Association, as the first founder of high intelligence organization, in South Korea, at the cognitive level higher than the Mensa.

Dr. Lee works as a Medical Doctor in South Korea, after studied Medical Science and earned a M.D. degree at Eulji University.

For his intelligence area, Dr. Lee was the winner on the cognitive ability international competition of Culture Fair Numerical and Spatial Examination-CFNSE conducted by Etienne Forsstrom, and achieved a very high cognitive performence on the test C-09 conducted by Psychologist Dr. Xavier Jouve. Dr. Lee is the first person to attain 5 sigma score on the spatial cognitive test created by Psychologist Jonathan Wai, besides obtaining the ceiling score on a standardized intelligence test as the full scale. His personal commitments include Artificial Intelligence, Singularity, Personality Psychology and Religion among others. In respect of the domains, further, Dr. Lee’s vision is to contribute to the field of Nano-Technology, and bring Strong Artificial Intelligence forward the medical application and improvement to the real world. Dr. Lee has confidence this technology sophistication would deal with a substantial number of patients suffered from physical diseases.

With establishing three, four, and five sigma intelligence society for the first time, respectively, in South Korea, Dr. Lee is also a member of Olympiq Society.

 

FSA Special Member, HoHyeon Kim

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HoHyeon Kim (김호현) is a special member of FSA Society of USIA. He studied Applied Music at Seoul Institute Of The Arts, which college has most produced the top popular K-pop stars to date in South Korea. Likewise, Kim has been a professional vocalist as appeared on the major Korea TV Channels; KBS, MBC, and SBS, etc. Today, HoHyeon is a professional vocal coach (trainer) directing the popular K-pop Stars, with writing musical articles as a columnist in the field.