21 MAY 2013 by ideonexus

 We Are the Ship of Theseus

Ship of Theseus Paradox > Additional Support/Evidence > You Are Not the Same Person You Were as a Child
We have had [most] of ourselves replaced regularly over time (with the exception of brain cells), are we the same person?
27 APR 2013 by ideonexus

 Do the Blind See?

Molyneux's problem > Contrast > Sensations are Related in the Brain
Are the visual parts of the brain brought into play when a blind person feels their way around the world?
23 APR 2012 by ideonexus

 Evolving Philosophy on Machines Imitating Humans

Why a Machine Cannot Fully Imitate a Man > Comparison > The Imitation Game
Descartes thought it impossible for a machine to replicate a human because machines can't learn. Turing lived in a world where machines can learn, so he invented the Imitation Game to determine how well a machine could think.
19 APR 2011 by ideonexus

 Using Philosophy to Know the World Doesn't Work

Science Virtue and its Impact on History > Emphasis > Lear on Why there only seven planets.
The philosopher Hegel thought he proved through philosophy that there were only seven planets, Shakespeare's King Lear things the same, and thus would make a very good fool.
Folksonomies: philosophy empiricism
Folksonomies: philosophy empiricism
29 MAR 2011 by ideonexus

 Humanity's Power is in Its Ability to Swarm

Civilization is a Work of Art, Creating an Artificial Man > Similarity > Humans Aren\'t Especially Smart, It\'s Just that We Swarm
Hobbes and Lovelock agree that our human ability to form into collective powerhouses is what gives us strength.