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Grundlagenreflexionen Zur Thematik Anthropomorpher Schnittstellen, Rudolf Kaehr Dec 1999

Grundlagenreflexionen Zur Thematik Anthropomorpher Schnittstellen, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

Report for the EMBASSI Project


Artificial Intelligence, Michael Sangray Apr 1999

Artificial Intelligence, Michael Sangray

Philosophy Undergraduate Theses

This paper explores the project of creating artificial intelligence (AI) by examining three relationships central to the project. The relationships are between mind and brain, syntax and semantics, and simulation and duplication. Proponents of AI have attempted to clarify each of these relationships as suits their interests rather than treating each relationship with the care they deserve. In doing so, much confusion and debate has developed surrounding all three relationships. In presenting my explanations and conclusions concerning these relationships, I hope to clear away the confusion and present a clear, plausible case against the project of artificial intelligence.


Compassion As A Means To Freedom, Julian Friedland Jan 1999

Compassion As A Means To Freedom, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.


Neither Desert Nor Disease, Stephen J. Morse Jan 1999

Neither Desert Nor Disease, Stephen J. Morse

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Human World: Structure, Instruction And Deconstruction, Peter Caws Jan 1999

Understanding The Human World: Structure, Instruction And Deconstruction, Peter Caws

Philosophic Exchange

This paper offers an account of the emergence of the human from the natural, for the species and for the individual. I show how human sciences are possible, and suggest some strategies for change based on the understanding that the human sciences provide.


The Scope Of Motivation And The Basis Of Practical Reason, Robert Audi Jan 1999

The Scope Of Motivation And The Basis Of Practical Reason, Robert Audi

Philosophic Exchange

This paper explores the relationship between motivation, desire, pleasure and value. I argue that the motivational grounds of action are the kinds of desires that tend, in rational persons, to be produced both by experience of the good, and by beliefs that something one can do would be good.