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Avoiding the A.I Apocalypse from Talking Philosophy

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Reader and hopefully soon to be contributor Gene gave us a tip on that perennial Sci Phi question, “How do I avoid the rise of the machines?” with Avoiding the AI Apocalypse #1: Don’t Enslave the Robots. The elimination of humanity by artificial intelligence(s) is a rather old theme in science fiction. In some cases,…

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Edward Feser on the Mind and the Body

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Edward Feser has an interesting article called Progressive Materialization, it is interesting. In the Aristotelian-Thomistic (A-T) tradition, it is the intellect, rather than sentience, that marks the divide between the corporeal and the incorporeal. Hence A-T arguments against materialist theories of the mind tend to focus on conceptual thought rather than qualia (i.e. the subjective…

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