Philosophy of Technology

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Month: February 2018

AI’s Perception and Reality

One of the first things taught in any computer programming class is: “computers can only do what the programmer tells…

Samuel Butler, Overthrow, and Coevolution

Less than four years after Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, Samuel Butler wrote a short article in…

Does Creativity Reflect the Thoughts of a Machine?

The research of Artificial Intelligence is usually dedicated to developing user-friendly devices or improving the interaction between machine and human….

Buddhist Take on the Mind and Body Problem

Buddhist Take on the Mind and Body Problem Currently traveling in Thailand with my family, I decided to visit the…

What’s a Critique of Judgement For?

It was hour five of a bus ride to a Zhejiang village, and a combination of poor driving on winding…

Similarities Between Leibniz’s Idealism and Buddhism

Riskin in her The Restless Clock, has mentioned that Leibniz’s philosophy may has been influenced by Chinese philosophy, more specifically…

“The Shape of Water”, monster in new age

Blog Post February 18 Wenhan (Leah) Dou   Guillermo del Toro’ s new film “The Shape of Water” hit  74th…

AI’s Obstacles and Methodology

Since the concept of the convolutional neural network was raised along with the significant improvement in computational power, artificial intelligence comes…

Butler and Darwin

Darwin Among the Machines is an essay published in New Zealand in 1863, just four year after the Origin of…

John Harrison and his Clocks

On the night of October 22, 1707, a fleet ships on their way to London (via Gibraltar) crashed into the…

Philosophy of Technology at NYU Shanghai, a course by Anna Greenspan and Brad Weslake.