220 Exam 2 - (If you consider strong-AI carefully, youll...

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PHIL 220 Exam 2 Jul-10 Short Answer. These questions are designed to be answered in 2-3 complete sentences. Write neatly! 1. How does SDIC apply to “Catch that Zepplin”? 2. Explain the difference between physical possibility and mathematical possibility using the notion of possible worlds. 3. Of the six criteria for personal identity given in class, give one in which the Star Trek transporter fails to preserve identity. Show why the transporter fails if this criterion is correct. 4. Of the six criteria for personal identity given in class, give one in which the robot Olham is Olham (assuming the original has been destroyed). Why, on this criterion, did Olham “survive”? 5. What is the law of identity and how does it apply to the two Riker’s in the Star Trek episode “Second Chances”? 6. According to strong-AI, is Andrew in “The Bicentennial Man” sentient?
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Unformatted text preview: (If you consider strong-AI carefully, youll see its a trick question.) 7. According to weak-AI, can the ROM construct of the Dixie Flatline in Neuromancer be sentient? Why or why not? 8. According to substance dualism, is it possible for Andrew to be sentient? Why or why not? 9. What was Datas main concern about submitting to Maddoxs procedure in the Star Trek episode The Measure of Man? 10. According to behaviorism, is Data a person? Why or why not? Essay Question. This question is designed to be answered in two or three very short paragraphs. 11. How does Searles Chinese Room apply to Wintermute in Neuromancer ? To answer the question, youll have to explain what the Chinese Room is supposed to show and what Wintermute is....
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