16.166 embodiment

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty (w.mccarty@btinternet.com)
Date: Tue Aug 20 2002 - 10:07:30 EDT

  • Next message: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty : "16.167 commercial & individual notices of publication"

                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 166.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 07:17:37 -0700
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi
             Subject: Understanding the world by virtue of having Bodies

    Hubert Dreyfus argued many years ago that the fault at the root of what he
    called Good Old Fashioned Artificial Intelligence (GOFAI) is that we
    understand the world by virtue of having bodies and a machine without a
    body would never understand the world the way we do.

    Any attempt to separate mind from body is flawed and that the presumed
    location of the mind in the brain is inaccurate??

    Why is it that we believe that consciousness is located exclusively in the

    Your feedback & thoughts are most welcome!

    Yours sincerely,
    Arun Tripathi
    "Leaving the body behind would fulfill the dream of Plato, who held that
    the body was the tomb of the soul and followed Socrates in claiming that
    it should be a human beings highest goal to die to his body and become a
    pure mind." SOCRATES_MIND (quoted in On the Internet: Hubert L. Dreyfus)
    For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away,
    the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation.-PLATO

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Tue Aug 20 2002 - 02:49:24 EDT