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Home arrow Activities arrow The Ghost in the Machine

The Ghost in the Machine Print E-mail
Written by Ricardo Sanz   
Tuesday, 06 December 2005

Focus

The AFT Ghost in the Machine event will focus on the possibility of machines having soul. We will watch the movie "I Robot" and discuss about what Gilbert Ryle called "Ghost in the Machine" and others may call "soul".

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Programme

  • 08:30 Setting the stage. A brief introduction to cartesian dualism
  • 08:45 "I, Robot"
  • 10:45 Discussion

Some readings

  • Gilbert Ryle: The Concept of Mind
  • The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • René Descartes: Discours de la Methode
  • Isaac Asimov: I, Robot
  • John Searle: Minds, Brains, and Programs

Event information

Place: Room C-ETSII-UPM Time: 8:30 Date: December 16, 2005
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 December 2005 )
 
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