According to an MIT professor, we can use a Turing test to check in on our free will and the possible free will of our smartphones.
Articles tagged "philosophy"
The philosopher-clown sits down with Alex Miller.
Sandel's latest book, "What Money Can’t Buy," asks the question: “Do we want to live in a society where everything is up for sale? Or are there certain moral and civic goods that markets do not honor and money cannot buy?”
Fischer received a $5 million grant to lead a project studying mortality. Motherboard captured an hour of his thoughts for all time.
All hail anarcho-syndicalism. Or not.
Thursday’s Guardian featured a "piece":http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/02/philosopher-moral-case-dronesby Rory Carroll on philosopher Bradley Strawser, who argues that there’s no downside, or moral dilemmas, when it comes to drone strike…
Many voices in neuroscience and biology agree that free will, in the traditional definition, is illusory.
h5. ^Francis Bacon, Three Studies for Self-Portrait (1976)^ We are faced with both an immensity of knowledge and an immensity of ignorance in this world. As young children, we ask questions of our parents and teachers until we get no more answers…
If Alain de Botton's "Atheism 2.0" is where “atheism” is going, I’ll gladly retract the label for myself and settle on “rational materialist.”
A few days ago, a friend and I were day-tripping to Flushing to eat Malaysian food. She's a philosophy student, and I’m a neuroscience student; our common ground is that we both have minds that turn on themselves. Over our meal, my friend asked me
Steal the ideas of Buddhism's reincarnation, Catholism's confessions, and Islam's pilgrimage to Mecca, and combine them however you want to create your own jumbled yet customized guidelines for navigating in today's modern world. That's basically the…
h4. _By Jason Silva_ bq. "The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.” [...] “...by some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating…
_Carol Cleland is a philosophy professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has written extensively on the nature of life in general and has authored numerous articles about the shadow biosphere for the International Journal of Astrobiology