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by Ginkgo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 14695

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

This 'error' is the essence of his metaphysics (should we chose to categorise the ToF as such), so he can't get off the hook, nor should we try to make excuses for him. This is only an error is retrospect and works inside the intellectual milieu of his time. The endemic assumption he is inevitably ...
by Ginkgo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 14695

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

Perhaps Plato is making 'a category error' when he postulates his theory of Forms. Gilbert Ryle gives us an example of this when he tells the story of a son showing his parents the University he is about to attend. He shows he parents a number of colleges, libraries, playing fields, scientific depar...
by Ginkgo
Sun May 13, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language
Replies: 18
Views: 5767

Re: Language

As a programmer I am quite a bit frustrated having to learn new languages all the time that all do basically the same thing. Now I am aware that new features do occur and sometimes it is better to rewrite the language for efficiency improvements and yet it all seems like same old same old - loops, ...