A Philosopher’s View of the World

 

Apr
12

AI Apocalypse: Robot Rebellion

  Rossum’s Universal Robots introduced the term “robot” and the robot rebellion into science fiction, thus laying the foundation for future fictional AI apocalypses. While Rossum’s robots were workers rather

Apr
10

The Pronoun Wars

The United States faces many problems, such as collapsing banks, closing hospitals, and radioactive waste contaminating elementary schools. While there are people trying to solve these problems, many politicians and

Apr
09

MEWF: Minority Excluding White Feminist

In my last essay I discussed TERFs (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists), with a focus on the seemingly odd alliance between TERFs (or “gender critical” feminists) and the far right. J.K. Rowling

Apr
08

TERFs

In revising my Modern Philosophy class, I added the philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft. Based on recent revelations about philosophers such as George Berkeley (he owned slaves), I did some digging into

Apr
07

Redefining “Woke”

Thanks to the endless culture war, those who want to keep up with the political language need to learn the definitions and re-definitions of terms and phrases. Recent examples include

Apr
06

The Manly Argument for Eating Meat

While it might seem odd, the debate over the ethics of eating meat is an ancient one, going back at least to Pythagoras. Pythagoras appears to accept reincarnation, so a

Apr
05

AI vs Sci-Fi (Publishers)

An iron rule of technology is that any technology that can be used for pornography will be used for pornography. A more recent one is that any technology that can

Apr
03

The Trolling Test Revisited

While AI is being lauded by some as an innovation on par with fire and electricity, its commercial use has caused some issues. While AI hallucinating legal cases is old

 

 

 

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