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ARTIFACT PERSONHOOD: A COMPUTATIONAL ARGUMENT FOR PERSONS BEING ONTOLOGICAL TRASH

Author/​Artist:
Field, Gregory [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Johnston, Mark [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year:
2013
Description:
63 pages
Restrictions note:
Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Summary note:
Is real artificial intelligence possible? If so, what would this say about our seemingly unique consciousness and our identity as persons? I argue that it is possible for all of human mentality to be described computationally, and this conclusion shows persons to be “ontological trash,” who possess no persistent self.