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Author: Giuseppe Vicari

-dualism dilemma at work. Next, I will describe John Locke’s philosophy of mind as a version of the desubstantialization that explicitly tries to overcome the dilemma within a natu- ralized view of mental states as “powers” and “operations” performed by a crea- ture living in the world. Finally, I put forward

In: Beyond Conceptual Dualism

need be held accountable. For example, a digital system equipped with such machine invention capabilities could generate solutions to the most efficient way of taking life in specific scenarios; solutions that would completely defy human logic and instincts, and therefore cannot be combated by the

In: Artificial Intelligence

’s monster, motivated by utter desolation and misery, vows to revenge itself and devastate its maker’s life. They reach a deadlock of mutual hatred and mutually inflicted misery which costs both of their lives. 5 Mary Shelley’s novel is symptomatic of modernity, a period in which human hubris no longer

In: Artificial Intelligence
Author: Giuseppe Vicari

views that saw consciousness as a special sort of privileged medium. The medium would be a single place in the brain where the information comes together and gives life to the experiences in front of the Subject. But the studies on parallel signal processing in the brain and about the ab- sence of

In: Beyond Conceptual Dualism
Author: Leonie Seng

conflict of good and responsible child care. What if parents fail and threaten the life of their children? What if robots could do a better job? Should then a robot be allowed to intervene? Presumably for this reason, the current trend in AI development is not to develop machines with a closed set of moral

In: Artificial Intelligence
Author: Martin Böhnert

chimpanzees] showed no interest in the social games, basically declined to participate. Most importantly, when the human partner stopped participating, no chimpanzee ever made a communicative attempt to reengage her – even in cases where they were seemingly highly motivated to obtain the goal – suggesting

In: Methodologische Signaturen
Author: Arthur Melnick

endorsing a conception of how one’s life is going in regard to happi- ness, when we so seldom seem to do that while yet being happy. The problem is that it seems to be habits or skills of facility in living that drive contentment and with it constitute happiness rather than abstract conceptions that are

In: Happiness, Morality, and Freedom
Author: Justin Barrett

information, (4) able to act in the human world in detectable ways and (5) capable of motivating behaviors that reinforce belief. Th at Santa Claus appears to be only inconsistently represented as having all five requisite features Santa has failed to develop a community of true believers and cult

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture
Author: Arthur Melnick

of living and so cannot be happy with how one’s life is going. This connection of Korsgaard’s idea of practical identity to happiness is important for the justification of morality in the following way. If there can be happiness apart from my practi- cal identity as a person then the fact that the

In: Happiness, Morality, and Freedom
Author: Paul S. Penner

. Being rescued from a life-threatening situation is an act of highest value to the rescued person. Receiving a compliment on a job well done or having a door held open are also valued experiences but to a much lesser degree . On another axis, complimenting someone or holding a door for someone involve

In: Altruistic Behavior: An Inquiry into Motivation