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Q&A discusses risks of artificial intelligence, making science a 'happier' place for women

Robots will not take over the world if we set the right ethical framework and women scientists would be happier if there was cultural change and a …

These Unresolved Ethical Questions Are About to Get Real

As our technologies take us from the theoretical to the practical, a number of thorny moral quandaries remain unanswered. Here are important …

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Jürgen Habermas: 'Asylum is a human right'

What holds society together and what's our role in it? Philosophers Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor have been honored in the US for their work on …

Four Important Lessons from Aristotle’s “The Politics”

Viewed as a whole,<i> Politics</i> is a rather intimidating piece of work. No mere political treatise, it is an examination of the origin of society, the …

Aristotle

Simon Critchley on the History of Death

Question: How do contemporary societies conceive of death?<p>Critchley: Every culture has had rituals around death, all right. It’s a constant feature …

Freedom, Rights, and Political Philosophy, Part 1

Featuring: George H. SmithOriginally published in essay form on January 29, 2013.<i>Narrated by James Foster.</i>

'On Inequality' argues that instead of the same, we should all have enough

Moral philosopher Harry Frankfurter asks us to contemplate the 'doctrine of sufficiency' when it comes to money.<p>“Economic gluttony presents a …

The Philosophy and Ethics of Information — Oxford Internet Institute

“You will get a better understanding of the conceptual issues we are dealing with, but also the ability to shape and understand problems at the …

French thought once dazzled the world – what went wrong? – Sudhir Hazareesingh

There are many things we have come to regard as quintessentially French: Coco Chanel’s little black dress, the love of fine wines and gastronomy, the …

When artificial intelligence in video games becomes...artificially intelligent

Artificial intelligence in video games helps bring virtual worlds to life; it lurks beneath the surface, determining the way a player interacts with …

Artificial Intelligence

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Stack Overflow

Specter of Lethal Drones Are Growing Industry's Latest Headache

Earlier this summer, a Connecticut man rigged a handgun to the top of an unmanned aircraft, posting a video of the device hovering in the woods and firing shots. The spectacle raised more concern about how consumers or law enforcement could wreak havoc with drones, a fast-growing technology with …

Michel Foucault: A Research Companion | Sverre Raffnsøe

The authors of <i>Michel Foucault: A Research Companion</i> have provided an excellent overview of Foucault's work grounded in a rigorous familiarity with …

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

postmodernism | Definition, Doctrines, Facts

<b>Alternative Title:</b> post-modernism<p><b>Postmodernism</b>, also spelled <b>post-modernism</b>, in Western philosophy, a late 20th-century movement characterized by …