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Artificial Philosophy

Postby jocular on November 28th, 2017, 2:20 pm 

Well , this idea came to me as I was wondering how "philosophy" evolved from the early days of our species

It goes like this.If we built a machine capable of processing information and further to that require it to assess the provenance and characteristics of this information ( there is no end to what can be considered as the machine's own internal processes must also be taken into account) how does this differ from philosophy?

After all the word as we now have it means , by derivation from the language it was first employed in "love of knowledge" ("love of wisdom" is perhaps to gild the lily)

The two words "metaphysics" and "metadata" are perhaps relevant and somehow related one to another.(bit of a long shot ;-) )
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Re: Artificial Philosophy

Postby wolfhnd on November 28th, 2017, 7:05 pm 

That is pretty much spot on. The question is if you agree with people like Sam Harris that believe the neuroscience is not only sufficient but the preferred method for understanding human cognition.
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