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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 10/27/09 Morton Functionalism Copeland #18 Intro 34.1, 4.5-end 10/31/09 Morton AI Bringsjord Web- Kismet Cog 11/07/09 Joy McKibben 1-2 minsky 1st order intentional system-having beliefs and desires 2nd order intentional system-having beliefs and desires about beliefs and desires 3rd order intentional system-I want you to believe that I want the banana. Free Floating Intentionality-rationality that can be described by taking the intentional stance toward something that probably doesn't have actual intentional thoughts-their actions are rational--they're just not aware of it-the rationale "floats" Dennett-how consciousness could've evolved Ethics/Morals-Normative- percriptive-nondescriptive-can't use description to justify/undermine percription-Options-religion but...-mostly just adds questions-skepticism-(Hume)-there just are no objectively justifiable ethics-relativism-ethics are relative either to either: 1) individuals, but...-counter-intuitive...-killing babies is right for so n so because so n so believes it is 2) society-what culture believes=what is moral,but...-what size group counts as "the society"?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course IHSS IHSS 1051 taught by Professor Vanorman during the Spring '08 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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