Dr. Guarini has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario. He was the former Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. His research is focused on nature of analogical reasoning and on issues at the intersection of epistemology and the philosophy of mind, including issues in cognitive and computational philosophy. He is the first recipient of the annual AILACT essay prize, and has been awarded grants by SSHRC and SHARCNet.
Dr. Guarini is a member of the Canadian Philosophical Association, the American Philosophical Association, the PSA, the IACAP, the AAAI, the CSS, and the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric.
During 2002-2003, Dr. Guarini received a UWSA nomination for Teacher of the Year, and in 2005 he was selected by TVO as one of Ontario's top 30 lecturers. Have a look at the following links to check out some of his past courses: Introduction to Western Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Theory of Knowledge, Law, Punishment and Morality, Kant, Mind, Action, & Personal Identity, Mind Design and Android Epistemology, (Grad) Mind or Knowledge (2008) & (2010), (Grad) Philosophy of Mind, (Grad) Epistemology, (Grad) Special Topics: Philosophy and Techniques of Computational Neural Modeling.
2016. “Order Effects, Moral Cognition, and Intelligence,” in Vincent C. Müller (ed.), 2016. Fundamental Issues of Artificial Intelligence (Synthese Library), Berlin: Springer, pp. 527-540.
2012. “Conative Dimensions of Machine Ethics: A Defense of Duty,” IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 3, no. 4, pp. 434-442.
2011. “Computational Neural Modeling and the Philosophy of Ethics,” in M. Anderson and S. Anderson, eds, Machine Ethics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 316 - 334.
2010. “Particularism, Analogy, and Moral Cognition,” Minds and Machines, 20, no.3, pp. 385-422.
2009. Guarini, Marcello, Amy Butchart, Paul Simard Smith, and Andrei Moldovan. “Resources for Research on Analogy: A Multi-disciplinary Guide.” Informal Logic, 29 (2): 84-198.
2004. “A Defense of Non-deductive Reconstructions of Analogical Arguments,” Informal Logic 24, no.2, pp. 153-168.
2001. “A Defense of Connectionism Against the ‘Syntactic’ Argument,” Synthese 128, no. 3, pp. 287-317.