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Max Tegmark’s Book – Life 3.0 – bought it this morning – Updated 21 Sept 2017

Will AI enable the third stage of life? In his new book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark explores the future of technology, life, and intelligence. … In summary, … Continue reading

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JBP Study Group – What is Post Modernism? and other things.

JOrdan Peterson Study Group – What is Post Modernism I have no problem with the postmodern rejection of *TRUTH*. Evolution seems to work with probabilities and heuristics (things that are near enough to something to be useful in practice). It … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic -knowledge, truth, science

Foundations of Logic thread On a more GENERAL level: can science aspire to be a type of activity that pursues KNOWLEDGE (and that also ACQUIRES it reasonably often), and, at the same time, accept that its claims and theories are … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – Truth ?

What if we defined the validity of an argument in terms of falsity? To say that argument is valid iff the falsity of premises guarantees the falsity of conclusion? What’s so special about truth? Two very different classes of consideration … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – Postmodernism and science

Foundations of Logic Facebook Page – postmodernism and science Science seems to me to be a process of observing, contemplating, producing hypotheses to account for observations, then designing experiments to eliminate one or more of the available possible models. The … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – parable of the Elephant – and other side discussions

Reply to Andrei’s question on the parable of the Elephant and the blind men Hi Andrei, It seems very likely to me that the whole notion of philosophy being based in “truth” is a simplistic illusion. It seems that at … Continue reading

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Overcoming ego continued

ANG – Overcoming Ego – continued Continued discussion after a 4 year gap Hi Mercale Freud’s ideas of a three part system were a great advance on the ideas prevalent in academia at the time, and are woefully short of … Continue reading

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