Ethical Robots: The Future Can Heed UsEthical Robots: The Future Can Heed Us
Ai and robotics, fails. Ours may be a dark future, but we can’t know that on the basis of Joy’s reasoning. On the other hand, we ought to fear a good deal more than fear itself: we ought to fear not robots
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Post-singularity and primitive intelligencePost-singularity and primitive intelligence
The argument of post-singularity states that evolution can be hastened to advance towards a more desirable direction once it is released from its biological inhibitors. To hasten this process intelligence must be maximally pushed to its
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Imperial Balance Sheets Revisited: African Empires of France and Britain, 1900-1960Imperial Balance Sheets Revisited: African Empires of France and Britain, 1900-1960
The present author, for instance, concluded a regional economic history by criticizing French fiscal extraction from the colony of Dahomey (now Bénin)
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C. Chase-Dunn and B. Lerro, Social Change. Forthcoming, Allyn and BaconC. Chase-Dunn and B. Lerro, Social Change. Forthcoming, Allyn and Bacon
But it was in Europe and its colonial empires that these institutions were able to take hold most strongly and to direct the fundamental dynamics of social change to so great an extent that we can speak of the first world-system in which capitalism was the
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Kant on Duties Regarding Nonrational NatureKant on Duties Regarding Nonrational Nature
Kant on Duties Regarding Nonrational Nature,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Supplement, Volume LXXII (1998)
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Meriting Concern and Meriting Respect Jon GarthoffMeriting Concern and Meriting Respect Jon Garthoff
Kantianism. I argue instead that the best way to incorporate animal standing into Kantian moral theory is to qualify its logocentrism and maintain that sentience, understood as a non-rational capacity
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Earl Williams English Comp 1001Earl Williams English Comp 1001
The question of whether animals have beliefs is also difficult to answer given the lack of theoretical agreement about the nature of belief
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25 March 2006 Racial Identity, Citizenship and Nation Building in Post-Apartheid South Africa Introductory remarks25 March 2006 Racial Identity, Citizenship and Nation Building in Post-Apartheid South Africa Introductory remarks
In post-apartheid South Africa, all of these themes are at issue but because of the continued salience of the racial faultline in this social formation
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Infographic Guiding QuestionInfographic Guiding Question
Guiding Question: Are humans actually evil? If not, why do we do such terrible things? If so, what can we do to change?
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Chapter 04: The Human Population and the EnvironmentChapter 04: The Human Population and the Environment
Which of the following examples describes the s-shaped curve according to which a population grows rapidly but eventually reaches a constant population?
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Pre- and perinatal brain development and enculturation: a biogenetic structural approach byPre- and perinatal brain development and enculturation: a biogenetic structural approach by
He concludes by suggesting some of the implications of these data for a theory of enculturation.[key words: brain and culture, enculturation, neural development, pre- and perinatal psychology, innate knowledge, infancy, fetal experience]
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Editor’s Introduction: Civilization (Critical Concepts in Political Science)Editor’s Introduction: Civilization (Critical Concepts in Political Science)
In making his observation, Clark did not mean to suggest ‘that the history of civilization is the history of art’. 1 The point he was seeking to make was that civilization was visible, audible
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Darwin, Freud, and Skinner—Nature vs. Nurture: Influences on Personality and DevelopmentDarwin, Freud, and Skinner—Nature vs. Nurture: Influences on Personality and Development
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Wilderness EssayWilderness Essay
Leopold and Muir? Use “The Trouble with Wilderness” by William Cronon, “The Land Ethic” by Aldo Leopold, and The Wilderness Idea: John Muir
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Iii. Twentieth Century Growth: Consequences and Causes A. Population growthIii. Twentieth Century Growth: Consequences and Causes A. Population growth
This increase that has carried the human population of the world to levels that far outstrip those of previous centuries. Today there are more than six billion people alive on this earth: a century ago there were less than two billion
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