Uploading Minds to a Computer Need Not Imply Substance Dualism

I’ve recently stumbled across several dismissals of mind uploading (i.e., the installation of a person’s consciousness onto a computer) on the grounds that it implies substance dualism (i.e., the existence of a soul or disembodied mind or some such, as… Continue Reading

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You Are (Probably Not) a Computer Simulation

This is a revised version of an article that originally appeared in the Spring 2014 edition of The Gadfly, Columbia University’s undergraduate philosophy magazine. Are you a computer simulation? Oxford-based philosopher Nick Bostrom argues that it’s highly probable that you are.… Continue Reading

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