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!
"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
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