Today Hank explores artificial intelligence, including weak AI and strong AI, and the various ways that thinkers have tried to define strong AI including the Turing Test, and John Searle’s response to the Turing Test, the Chinese Room. Hank also tries to figure out one of the more personally daunting questions yet: is his brother […]

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Today we continue our unit on identity by asking where the mind resides. Hank explains the mind body problem and several approaches to the question of where our minds reside, including reductive physicalism, substance dualism, and mysterianism. Get your own Crash Course Philosophy mug from DFTBA: http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-philosophy-mug The Latest from PBS Digital Studios: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1mtdjDVOoOqJzeaJAV15Tq0tZ1vKj7ZV — […]

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Now that we’ve started talking about identity, today Hank tackles the question of personhood. Philosophers have tried to assess what constitutes personhood with a variety of different criteria, including genetic, cognitive, social, sentience, and the gradient theory. As with many of philosophy’s great questions, this has much broader implications than simple conjecture. The way we […]

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How can Daenerys Targaryen help us understand personal identity? Find out as Hank continues our exploration of personal identity, learning about Hume’s bundle theory and Parfit’s theory of survival through psychological connectedness. Get your own Crash Course Philosophy mug from DFTBA: http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-philosophy-mug The Latest from PBS Digital Studios: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1mtdjDVOoOqJzeaJAV15Tq0tZ1vKj7ZV — Produced in collaboration with PBS […]

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Today Hank is building on last week’s exploration of identity to focus on personal identity. Does it in reside in your body? Is it in the collective memories of your consciousness? There are, of course, strengths and weaknesses to both of these ideas, and that’s what we’re talking about today. Get your own Crash Course […]

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Hank explores different ways of understanding identity – including the Indiscernibility of Identicals, and essential and accidental properties. In what ways does affect identity? In what ways does it not? What does it mean for a thing to persist over time? Get your own Crash Course Philosophy mug from DFTBA: http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-philosophy-mug The Latest from PBS […]

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In this series we will take a look at ten different thoeries of truth including The Correspondence Theory of Truth, The Identity Theory of Truth, The Coherence Theory of Truth, Pragmatist Theories of Truth, Deflationary Theories of Truth, Pluralist Theories of Truth, Alfred Tarski’s Theory of Truth, Saul Kripke’s Tri-modal Theory of Truth, The Revisionist […]

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Dan Robinson gives the sixth of eight lecture on Reid’s critique of David Hume at Oxford. In the third of his “Essays on The Intellectual Powers of Man”, Thomas Reid devotes the fourth chapter to the concept of ‘identity’, and the sixth chapter to Locke’s theory of ‘personal identity’. This latter chapter is widely regarded […]

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A description of the relation identity and how it is used in Predicate Calculus (100 Days of Logic).

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