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  1. Will super AI be conscious? by djacob7 in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    When the singularity occurs and artificial super intelligence (ASI) outsmarts human intelligence, would that be proof that we're not conscious, and that consciousness doesn't exist anywhere? Or will we have to accept that ASI is conscious? Or will that have proven dualism? Those questions closely r...
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    Hello, I have just become a sponsor of the site, yet, I still can not view the forum post I am searching for. What do I need to do to correct this? If I could not view what I needed I do not wish to be a sponsor and believe this is a rip-off that it would say you may view a forum in the green room ...
  3. IS LINNEBO’S MODAL SET THEORY INCONSISTENT? by LauLuna in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    Oysten Linnebo in his The Potential Hierarchy of Sets, 2013, ( presents a modal set theory MS. MS’s language includes FOL, set membership, the usual modal operators, and plural variables and quantifiers. The underlying logic is FOL exten...
  4. Progressions And Linguistics by davidelkins in Ethics
    There is a dangerous progression that I encountered. It is as follows: 'money, mone, mon, mo, m'. There are other dangerous progressions, such as 'evil, evi, ev, e' and 'hate, hat, ha, h'. If even on a light note, there can be problems, such as 'dirt, dir, di, d'. This follows the general form: 'L1,...
  5. A rejection of of the JTB definition of Knowledge by Cheshire in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    Knowledge has been defined as justified, true, belief and this serves as the cornerstone of many a philosophical discussion. I reject this definition on the basis it chooses to ignore that humans are subject to error and will always posses some information they believe is "classical" or as I wish t...