Monthly Archives: December 2012

Enlightenment Philosophers

Voltaire and his Religious and Political Views

Voltaire: Who is he? Voltaire (21st November 1694 – 30th May 1778) was a French Enlightenment thinker and his real name was Francois-Marie Arouet. He was famous for his plays and poetry as well as Political, Religious and Philosophical writings. Voltaire worked to defend Civil Liberties. He thought that the rich were favoured by the […]

AI Persons
Being Human

AI Persons: Can a Machine or AI (Artificial Intelligence) be a Person?

What is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial Intelligence are minded machines that display characteristics of personhood – AI Persons. AI Persons – Can Machines ever be persons? If you are studying AQA Philosophy, you might study a module on ‘Can machines be persons?’ You may agree or disagree with the fact that AI/machines can be persons. However, […]

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