David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy 52 (January):13-26 (1977)
In L. Frank Baum's story, Ozma of Oz , which is a sequel to Baum's much more famous story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , Dorothy and her companion come upon a wound-down mechanical man bearing a label on which are printed the following words: Smith and Tinker's Patent Double-Action, Extra-Responsive, Thought-Creating Perfect-Talking MECHANICAL MAN Fitted with our Special Clock-Work Attachment Thinks, Speaks, Acts, and Does Everything but Live As Dorothy and her companion are made to discover when they wind up this man , he is indeed capable of doing all the things of which his label boasts—acting, speaking and even thinking. But as Tik-Tok himself insists, and no one in the story casts doubt on the matter, he is not alive
|Keywords||Artificial Intelligence Consciousness Life Metaphysics Robot Soul Aristotle Descartes Putnam, H Ziff, P|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Christopher Shields (2012). The Dialectic of Life. Synthese 185 (1):103-124.
Similar books and articles
Hilary Putnam (1964). Robots: Machines or Artificially Created Life? Journal of Philosophy 61 (November):668-91.
T. Kitamura (2002). What is the Self of a Robot? On a Consciousness Architecture for a Mobile Robot as a Model of Human Consciousness. In Kunio Yasue, Marj Jibu & Tarcisio Della Senta (eds.), No Matter, Never Mind. John Benjamins 33--231.
Sarah Byers (2006). Life as “Self Motion”: Descartes and 'The Aristotelians' on the Soul as the Life of the Body. Review of Metaphysics 59 (4):723 - 755.
Tom Ziemke (2007). What's Life Got to Do with It? In Antonio Chella & Riccardo Manzotti (eds.), Artificial Consciousness. Imprint Academic 48-66.
Murat Aydede & Guven Guzeldere (2000). Consciousness, Intentionality, and Intelligence: Some Foundational Issues for Artificial Intelligence. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 12 (3):263-277.
Keith A. Chandler (2002). Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Consciousness. Philosophia 31 (1):32-46.
Antonio Chella (2007). Towards Robot Conscious Perception. In Antonio Chella & Riccardo Manzotti (eds.), Artificial Consciousness. Imprint Academic 124-140.
Michael Scriven (1953). The Mechanical Concept of Mind. Mind 62 (April):230-240.
Bernard Molyneux (2012). How the Problem of Consciousness Could Emerge in Robots. Minds and Machines 22 (4):277-297.
Wayne M. Martin (2005). Bubbles and Skulls: The Phenomenological Structure of Self-Consciousness in Dutch Still-Life Painting. In M. Wrathal & Hubert L. Dreyfus (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism. Blackwell
Rogers Albritton (1964). Comments on Hilary Putnam's Robots: Machines or Artificially Created Life. Journal of Philosophy 61 (November):691-694.
Fermin Martinez (2005). I, Robot (II). Questions 5:5-5.
Contzen Pereira (2015). Soul & Consciousness. Scientific GOD Journal 6 (7):311 - 315.
Vincenzo Tagliasco (2007). Artificial Consciousness: A Technological Discipline. In Antonio Chella & Riccardo Manzotti (eds.), Artificial Consciousness. Imprint Academic 12-23.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads46 ( #74,008 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?