Mechanical analog computers transform inputs into outputs solely by virtue of the physical interaction of physically instantiated analogs of metaphysical relationships, chunks of physical matter (typically metal) fabricated specifically to follow the contours, as it were, of pure mathematical forms.
This is my second interaction with the ChatGPT AI, conducted April 4, 2023. SystemEnter your message to start a chat. This could be a question, a statement, or any other… Read more »
I had the following interaction with ChatGPT on March 23, 2023. YouAs succinctly as possible, please describe the conceptual distinctions among “gender,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression[.]” ChatGPTGender refers to… Read more »
Adding existence to the list of God’s attributes does nothing to make God exist. Or so goes the supposedly devastating Kantian rebuff of the ontological argument for the existence of… Read more »
The quantity is not the things it quantifies. We must not take our ability to perceive these totally distinct modes of existence for granted. The quantity is real, pure information…. Read more »
“At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe and of the mystery of human life.”
To believe the theory that morality is just an illusion produced by the mindless and undirected forces of neo-Darwinian evolution, you also have to believe that everyone in the entire… Read more »
No. The idea is hopeless. First, it destroys any basis for moral judgement. If morality is just a product of evolution (random mutation plus culling through natural selection), then it… Read more »
While the new definition may dodge the burden of proving a negative, it only does so by steering atheism into the maw of a different problem.
Moral realism is simply the idea that obligations exist objectively. There are real, subject-independent duties that we must accept in order to act morally. These duties are features of reality…. Read more »