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  1. The Philosophical Issue in Machine Consciousness.Piotr Boltuc - 2009 - International Journal of Machine Consciousness 1 (1):155-176.
    The truly philosophical issue in machine conscioiusness is whether machines can have 'hard consciounsess'. Criteria for hard consciousness are higher than for phenomenal consciousness, since the latter incorporates first-person functional consciousness.
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    The Engineering Thesis in Machine Consciousness.Piotr Boltuc - 2012 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 16 (2):187-207.
    I argue here that consciousness can be engineered. The claim that functional consciousness can be engineered has been persuasively put forth in regards to first-person functional consciousness; robots, for instance, can recognize colors, though there is still much debate about details of this sort of consciousness. Such consciousness has now become one of the meanings of the term phenomenal consciousness (e.g., as used by Franklin and Baars). Yet, we extend the argument beyond the tradition of behaviorist or functional reductive views (...)
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    Replication of the Hard Problem of Consciousness in AI and Bio-AI: An Early Conceptual Framework.Nicholas Boltuc & Piotr Boltuc - 2007 - In Anthony Chella & Ricardo Manzotti (eds.), Ai and Consciousness: Theoretical Foundations and Current Approaches. Aaai Press, Merlo Park, Ca.
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  4. Reductionism and Qualia.Piotr Boltuc - 1998 - Epistemologia 4 (1):111.
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    An Ethics Grounded in Metaphysics.Piotr Boltuc - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 30:5-10.
    Why is there something rather than nothing? This question, formulated by Leibniz, constitutes the basis of modern European ontology. In many ways this can be termed the main question of philosophy; but if so, a similar but less attended to question comes to mind, which I shall call the second best question of philosophy. The second best question of philosophy: Why is it better that there is something rather than nothing? seems to constitute a natural basis for moral theory. The (...)
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    Sloman and H-Consciousness.Piotr Boltuc - 2010 - International Journal of Machine Consciousness 2 (1):23-26.
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    Online Philosophy.Piotr Boltuc - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 52:11-16.
    The trend to engage in online education becomes global allowing for truly international courses and degrees taught by faculty and attended by students from various universities, countries and continents. The traditional worries about quality of online education, and its applicability to the humanities, are the song of the past. Yet, philosophers are reluctant to join online education. This presents a danger to the professions since many potential philosophy classes will be delivered online in other related disciplines. Instead of lamenting the (...)
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    Philosophy and Thin Social Capital.Piotr Boltuc - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 22:44-50.
    Reiterative coordination games in large groups demonstrate that social norms, once attained, create stable equilibria. This shows that thin social capital is stable, and in some cases preferable to thick SC since it lowers transacting costs. This finding, supported indirectly by R. Putnam’s own early research, runs counter to his claim that the loss of thick social capital is detrimental to the modern society and to Coleman’s argument that closure is required for maintaining social capital.
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    The Four Pillars of Contemporary Political Philosophy.Piotr Boltuc - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 50:55-62.
    We can define all political theories pertinent in contemporary modern societies using a model based on only two variables. The first variable can be characterized as a spectrum between economic right and left wing theories. The spectrum can be easily defined by a strictly economic tradeoff of the desired level of taxation juxtaposed to the desired level of social services. The second variable can be defined as a distinction between liberal-individualisticand communitarian conception of persons.This leads to four positions, the four (...)
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  10. Web-Based Technology and the New University-From the Guest Editor.Piotr Boltuc - 2009 - Dialogue and Universalism 19 (1):5.
     
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