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Enduring Questions – Machine Consciousness: Alan Turing’s “Turing Test”, John Searle’s Chinese Room thought experiment, & Thomas Nagel’s What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$160
WITH DR. MICHAEL MCSHANE
A series of seven classes on the questions of our time, in which we seek answers in literature from the ancient to the modern world.
We live in a terribly philosophical time. Questions that were once merely academic are now of pressing public urgency. In the aftermath of recent social, political and juridical events, for instance, many are thinking now again about soul, mind and body. This course is apolitical; it will attempt to deepen our understanding of perennial questions through a look at some classic writers, including Greek philosophers and tragedians, as well as more modern and contemporary thinkers.