In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post Dr. David Silbersweig made the case for the value of a liberal arts education and in particular a philosophy education.
Descartes thought machines couldn’t think because they couldn’t speak or understand language. That is no longer true. Continue reading Can A Machine Think? Discussed in One Page
Mind-body dualism – The body is material and governed by physical law; the mind immaterial and not governed by physical law. Reality is dual, composed of both physical and mental facts. Continue reading Summary of Philosophy of Mind
A Treatise Of Human Nature by David Hume
The problem – Is a person the kind of thing that can die on earth and be alive somewhere else? To understand this consider a thought experiment. If we make a perfect copy of you—complete with your thoughts and memories—is that copy really you or just a duplicate? Continue reading Summary of the Problem of Personal Identity