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Pandemic Emergency and Philosophy’s Right to Truth

Pandemic Emergency and Philosophy’s Right to Truth
11 months ago

Pandemic Emergency and Philosophy’s Right to Truth

Events and Emergencies

In a recent text, Alain Badiou defines philosophy as “a meditation regarding the existence of truths that result from the event in a given situation of being.”[i] …
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Your AI Companion Will Never Love You
11 months ago

Your AI Companion Will Never Love You

By  •  Debates

On the first day of my Introduction to Philosophy course, I ask students whether an artificial intelligence can fall in love. Many students believe this to be possible. A sophisticated …
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Arendt on Titan
11 months ago

Arendt on Titan

In the prologue to The Human Condition, Hannah Arendt expresses her concerns about the launch of the first man-made satellite—Sputnik—into space. Our excitement about this event “second in importance to …
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Looking for the Self in All the Wrong Places
12 months ago

Looking for the Self in All the Wrong Places

The subject of self-consciousness is strewn with intellectual land mines. There is no consensus about what kind of consciousness this is or what it is that we’re conscious of when …
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Artificial Ignorance
12 months ago

Artificial Ignorance

Since the dawn of the computer age scientists, philosophers, and authors have warned of the day when thinking machines would rival and eventually surpass human intelligence. In the most nightmarish …
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