ROBOT OR HUMAN?
Introduction to philosophy
The question being posed is whether David from the movie A.I (Artificial Intelligence) is
human or robot. For the intelligent laymen, Artificial Intelligence is the field of study that
Axiom:1: page320 : Computer programs are formal(syntax)
Axiom:2: Page320: human minds have content (semantics)
Axiom:3: page320: Syntax on its own is not sufficient for semantics
Chinese room argument
Axiom:4: page322: Brains cause minds
What does Descartes mean?
From my earlier childhood I detected many false beliefs: educated by priest who thought the
words of the bible we literally true: Descartes knew about Galileo and he knew that there was a
truth out there that did not conform to w
Pages 18: What is the accusation against Socrates?
Socrates is guilty of being a busy body, in that he inquires into what is beneath the earth and in the sky,
turns the weaker argument into the stronger and teaches others to do the same.
Page 19: What did
Importance of culture:
40,000 years ago : possibly 60,000 humans on the planet began to paint on the walls of caves,
began to sculpt statues, and developed music instruments.
We had been around for almost 200,000 years ago: Some sort of cultural revolutio
METAPHYSICS is centered on determinism and free will:
Crime and punishing criminals:
When are we free? What is free will ?
Metaphysical thesis of determinism is that all events have antecedent conditions:
Determinism and human behavior:
Symposium by Plato
The work is about Eros: physical love
Platonic Love: this work is not about platonic love.
Difference between Plato and Christianity
Christian Love: to copy the love of god which is unconditional love of
everyone : human
Descartes: dream: every night when we dream our senses are lying to
us : if this is true, how do we know when we are awake?
Modern philosophers have addressed this problem as the brain in the
vat: is there any way we can be certain that we are here?
What are the two types of love according to Pausanius?
o Common and Celestial
What are 3 common characteristics of Common Aphrodite?
o Daughter of Zeus and Dione
Body rather than mind
Man-woman (to satisfy physica
Vocabulary quiz study sheet:
Vocabulary list for John Searle, Is the Brains Mind a Computer Program.
By virtue of implementing: (through the process of introducing it)
Abstract computational properties: (having no physical or concrete existence e
Research for the first day of class: Introduction to the History of the Universe and origins of Western
Please find the answers to these question for the first day of class.
How old is the universe?
13.8 billion years (2012)
How many galaxies a