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220 Final Exam AU98 - PHIL 220 Final Jul-10 PHIL 220 Final...

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PHIL 220 Final Jul-10 Short Answer (2-4 sentences). Write neatly! 1. Give an argument defending the following claim: the “new” Odo on Gaia murdered the Gaians by changing the Defiant’s flight plan. 2. Give an argument defending the following claim: the “new” Odo on Gaia could not have murdered the Gaians by changing the Defiant’s flight plan. 3. Explain either scientific or theological determinism. 4. Explain the “branching view” of time travel (i.e., the one I claimed is used in movies like Back to the Future . This is in contrast to the “rewritten timeline” view in Star Trek). 5. What is Plato’s view of class and how does it apply to the robots in “Who Can Replace a Man”? 6. According to strong-AI, is Andrew in “The Bicentennial Man” sentient? 7. According to substance dualism, is it possible for Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation to have a mind? Why or why not? Essay Question. 8. Give a brief description of Searle’s Chinese Room. How does it apply to Wintermute (prior to its merging with Neuromancer)?
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