PHIL 152 - Philosophy of Human Nature
Winter 2016, Section 002
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Other Course Info:
Students are strongly advised not to take more than two Philosophy Introductions.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course will focus on the question of what makes humans different from machines. In the first part, we'll study beliefs, memory and action in computers and humans — can machines think? Could your phone or laptop be part of your memory? The second part will be about morality: what gives us the ability to act morally, and is this the kind of thing that a machine could have? Is moral judgement a kind of computation? We'll also look at moral status — can a machine be harmed? Readings will be contemporary articles in philosophy, artificial intelligence, and psychology.

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Schedule

PHIL 152 - Philosophy of Human Nature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
30839
Open
11
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
30840
Open
11
10Y1 or Y2
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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