David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Philosophical Research 22:445-460 (1997)
In “The Angel in the Machine” I argue that the substantial concept of mind is heir to a number of consequences not previously appreciated, included among which (but not limited to) are both Solipsism and Atheism. In addition, I suggest that the difficulties I indicate were to some extent already understood by Aristotle who seems to have laid the foundation for two concepts of mind, one associated with human beings, the other with Angels. His distinction is recalled in the Middle Ages, but seems finally to be lost in Descartes who appears to have linked the angel mind-concept to human beings and dispensed entirely with the concept that Aristotle originally reserved for the human. Hence “the Angel in the Machine”
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Leonard Angel (1989). How to Build a Conscious Machine. Westview Press.
John Lachs (1967). Angel, Animal, Machine: Models for Man. Southern Journal of Philosophy 5 (4):221-27.
Max Pensky (2010). Contributions Toward a Theory of Storms: Historical Knowing and Historical Progress in Kant and Benjamin. Philosophical Forum 41 (1):149-174.
Susan Leigh Anderson (2008). Asimov's “Three Laws of Robotics” and Machine Metaethics. AI and Society 22 (4):477-493.
Maartje Schermer (2009). The Mind and the Machine. On the Conceptual and Moral Implications of Brain-Machine Interaction. Nanoethics 3 (3):217-230.
J. Storrs Hall (2006). Nano-Enabled AI. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (2):247-261.
Eliezer J. Sternberg (2007). Are You a Machine?: The Brain, the Mind, and What It Means to Be Human. Humanity Books.
Peter A. Hancock (2009). Mind, Machine and Morality: Toward a Philosophy of Human-Technology Symbiosis. Ashgate.
John R. Lucas (1967). Human and Machine Logic: A Rejoinder. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 19 (August):155-6.
D. King (1996). Is the Human Mind a Turing Machine? Synthese 108 (3):379-89.
Jon Pérez Laraudogoitia (2003). Taking Self-Excitations Seriously: On Angel's Initial Condition. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (2):319-326.
David Albert Jones (2010). Angels: A History. OUP Oxford.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads3 ( #288,716 of 1,098,129 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #112,729 of 1,098,129 )
How can I increase my downloads?