Introducing the New Robot: A Metaphysical Quandary

CALLBACKS: Situation Comedy, Descartes Week 1, Introducing the New Robot: Because Robots are Awesome

Of course, the real Descartes would not have his worldview threatened in the least by the existence of a robot, nor would he entertain Aristotle’s view of souls for even a minute, but sometimes we must make sacrifices for the sake of the joke.

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    1. I’m pretty sure Action Robot would say that killing humans is too much effort…but he can’t even be bothered to log on and respond to your comment.

      Yep, mighty fine robot I’ve got here. Worth every one of those $15.

    1. I’m awfully fond of Aristotle’s stuff about logic, and also of his stuff about nous providing a foundation of first principles for logic to work from, but De Anima is probably his most memorable work to me. There was just something about plunging into this confusing new world of Greek weirdness in freshman lab and trying to puzzle it all out. I guess it’s true that you never forget your first time.

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