Associate Professor (retired)
Peter Kugel was born in Berlin, Germany, came to the US (via Holland and England) when he was seven, and grew up in Manhattan. When he graduated from Colgate, Peter was drafted into the Army where he helped fight the Korean War from behind a desk in Maryland. He earned a PhD in philosophy at Harvard and, finding the available jobs in philosophy unappealing, went to work for a company developing software on Boston’s Route 128. From there Peter went to MIT where he tried, unsuccessfully, to invent Google. When he left MIT, Peter came to Boston College where he taught computer science for 35 years until retiring in 2005.
P. Kugel, Computing machines can't be intelligent (and Turing said so), Minds and Machines 12 (4), 563-579. (2002)
P. Kugel, Thinking may be more than computing, Cognition 22 (2), 137-198. (1986)
P. Kugel, Induction, pure and simple, Information and Control 35 (4), 276-336. (1977)