David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Zygon 45 (4):979-1002 (2010)
I report the findings of a comparative analysis of online Christian and Buddhist responses to artificial intelligence. I review the Buddhist response and compare it with the Christian response outlined in an earlier essay (Tamatea 2008). The discussion seeks to answer two questions: Which approach to imago Dei informs the online Buddhist response to artificial intelligence? And to what extent does the preference for a particular approach emerge from a desire to construct the Self? The conclusion is that, like the Christian response, the Buddhist response is grounded not so much in the reality of AI as it is in the discursive constructions of AI made available through Buddhist cosmology, which (paradoxically), like the Christian response, are deployed in defense of the Self, despite claimed adherence to the notion of anatta, or non-Self
|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
Terrell Ward Bynum (2006). Flourishing Ethics. Ethics and Information Technology 8 (4):157-173.
Courtney S. Campbell, Lauren A. Clark, David Loy, James F. Keenan, Kathleen Matthews, Terry Winograd & Laurie Zoloth (2007). The Bodily Incorporation of Mechanical Devices: Ethical and Religious Issues (Part 1). Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 16 (02):229-239.
Andy Clark (2003). Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence. Oxford University Press.
Lai Pan-Chiu (2002). Buddhist-Christian Complementarity in the Perspective of Quantum Physics. Buddhist-Christian Studies 22 (1):149-162.
Edward Said (1979). Orientalism. Vintage.
Citations of this work BETA
Willem B. Drees (2013). Techno‐Secularity and Techno‐Sapiens: Editorial for Zygon's First Real Virtual Issue. Zygon 48 (1):5-8.
Willem B. Drees (2013). Rich Religion and Science: AsIan Religions, Ian Barbour, and Much Else. Zygon 48 (4):853-858.
Similar books and articles
Jiang Wu (2003). Buddhist Logic and Apologetics in 17th Century China: An Analysis of the Use of Buddhist Syllogisms in an Anti-Christian Polemic. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 2 (2):273-289.
Charles Goodman (2009). Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics. Oxford University Press.
Gregory Spearritt (1995). Don Cupitt: Christian Buddhist? Religious Studies 31 (3):359 - 373.
Mario D'Amato (2013). Buddhist Fictionalism. Sophia 52 (3):409-424.
Christian Coseru (forthcoming). “Buddhist ‘Foundationalism’ and the Phenomenology of Perception,” Philosophy East and West 59:4 (October 2009): 409-439. [REVIEW] Philosophy East and West.
Christian Coseru (2013). Reason and Experience in Buddhist Epistemology. In Steven Emmanuel (ed.), A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell.
Gerard Casey (1988). Artificial Intelligence and Wittgenstein. Philosophical Studies 32:156-175.
L. Birnbaum (1991). Rigor Mortis: A Response to Nilsson's 'Logic and Artificial Intelligence'. Artificial Intelligence 47:57-78.
Christian Coseru (2009). Buddhist 'Foundationalism' and the Phenomenology of Perception. Philosophy East and West 59 (4):409-439.
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.
David Robjant (2011). As a Buddhist Christian; the Misappropriation of Iris Murdoch. Heythrop Journal 52 (6):993-1008.
Joanna Rogers Macy (1979). Dependent Co-Arising: The Distinctiveness of Buddhist Ethics. Journal of Religious Ethics 7 (1):38 - 52.
H. W. Bailey (ed.) (2010). Buddhist Poetry, Thought, and Diffusion. International Academy of Indian Culture and Aditya Prakashan.
Added to index2010-11-15
Total downloads17 ( #91,421 of 1,096,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #41,639 of 1,096,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?