Themed Articles

What it Means to be Human: Blade Runner 2049

Kilian Pötter introduces the big ideas and problems around artificial consciousness.
[Issue 155 :: April/May 2023]

AI & Human Interaction

Miriam Gorr asks what we learn from current claims for cyberconsciousness.
[Issue 155 :: April/May 2023]

Arguing with the Chinese Room

Michael DeBellis says Searle’s famous argument about computers not having understanding does not compute.
[Issue 155 :: April/May 2023]

What’s Stopping Us Achieving Artificial General Intelligence?

A. Efimov, D. Dubrovsky, and F. Matveev explore how the development of AI is limited by the perceived need to understand language and be embodied.
[Issue 155 :: April/May 2023]

Can Machines Be Conscious?

Sebastian Sunday Grève and Yu Xiaoyue find an unexpected way in which the answer is ‘yes’.
[Issue 155 :: April/May 2023]

Ergoing Nowhere

Noah Harris says Descartes failed to find absolute foundations for knowledge.
[Issue 155 :: April/May 2023]

Descartes & Stupidity

Trevor Pateman asks: stupidity – essence, or accident?
[Issue 155 :: April/May 2023]

How Descartes Inspired Science

Kanan Purkayastha has both general and special theories about how the master rationalist inspired modern empirical science.
[Issue 155 :: April/May 2023]

One Logic, Or Many?

Owen Griffiths and A.C. Paseau try to count them.
[Issue 154 :: February/March 2023]

Humans, the Believing Animals

Aristotle says humans are rational animals but Kevin Currie-Knight argues that our capacity for belief is even more fundamental.
[Issue 154 :: February/March 2023]

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