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Albert Camus's quote from 'Resistance, Rebellion, and Death'

Imagination here includes affect; cold calculation asserts an obscenity the calculator is sympathetically infatuated by as meaning-a new death excites death’s partisans. Sand absorbs blood, the ...
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If there's an physically identical copy of me, is that me?

This was covered pretty well in "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe". Squirrel Girl gets into a machine that creates an identical copy of herself, up to the point ...
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When it may be said that a fetus is a living creature and thus has rights that may collide with his mother's rights?

TL;DR: The problem is that it's not really a problem of reason but a conflict of interest. It's somewhat like as if you'd ask a scientist whether it's warm outside. Like they can tell you the ...
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Can the laws of physics rule out disembodied minds?

Since the laws of physics says nothing about minds, it can't say anything about embodied minds, never mind disembodied minds. Physicalists, who view everything as physics as the ground of everything, ...
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do you know if telepathy exists?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telepathy There is no good evidence that telepathy exists, and the topic is generally considered by the scientific community to be pseudoscience. So no apparently not. ...
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Can the laws of physics rule out disembodied minds?

The very short answer is "no". Neither the article, nor physics, rule out the existence or agency of Gods. Somewhat Longer Answer: The author is trying to stake out a very peculiar position....
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Does Google's latest translation tool support Jerry Fodor's Language of Thought Hypothesis?

Is this an interlingua? From the paper: We propose a simple, elegant solution to use a single Neural Machine Translation (NMT) model to translate between multiple languages. Our solution requires no ...
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Statements about real world

We make statements like "This table is composed from atoms". This statement must be true or false. But what if tomorrow the atomic theory is completely abandoned and we work with another ...
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Can the laws of physics rule out disembodied minds?

This sounds just like a person who is prefacing his beliefs by adding the sentence "Physics teaches that..." to give his beliefs more credence. There is the rather gaping issue of ...
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Can the laws of physics rule out disembodied minds?

My first doubt regarding this questions is whether physics rule in embodied minds. I think you will have to add other subjects for doing so. If this is true I can't find any significance to this ...
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Can the laws of physics rule out disembodied minds?

We can say as Sean Carroll does that God Is Not A Good Theory. There are two sources of issues that I think will prevent any final, totalising resolution here though. (1) On the religious side, the ...
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What methods have been proposed to identify sentience in an AI?

The fallacy is in the fluffiness of the notion of "sentience": Sense perception Feelings Consciousness. Sense perception? Computers receives inputs from the outside. Is that sense ...
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What methods have been proposed to identify sentience in an AI?

Well, how to identify sentience is an open discussion, and the question of what it means to be intelligent is disputed even among psychologists. However, the most famous test to determine if a machine ...
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