[ExI] Strong AI Hypothesis: logically flawed

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Thu Oct 2 20:35:42 UTC 2014

John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> , 2/10/2014 8:04 PM:
On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 12:38 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

> So what have philosophers got to stack up against these gargantuan philosophical discoveries made by non-philosophers?

> As soon as I say something you will say it is not philosophy. Formal logic, decision theory, foundations of mathematics... you will quickly say that wasn't philosophy

No I think those disciplines can and have contributed to philosophy, but it wasn't done by philosophers. By philosophers I mean those who are ignorant of modern developments in science and mathematics because they think it unimportant in philosophy and engage in ancestor worship for the ancient Greeks, Leibniz and a few 19th century philosophers. 
Guess why I will not even try to argue with you?
(Although I wonder what you would call us who work at FHI.)

Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University
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