RE: Sentience

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 09:20:17 MDT

For the Greeks, philosophy and science were too disconnected from one
another; in fact the Greeks had a very minimal understanding of
empirical science, as compared to their sophistication in many other
areas. I believe philosophy can be more useful when more closely
coupled with science.

A blank slate gives one no guidance on how to proceed

Ben g

> It looks to me like in this case one is just screwed, as the Greek
> philosophers were screwed. They relied on systematized
> intuition and went
> systematically awry, without ever coming close to the correct
> answers.
> Philosophy is not enough to carry the weight. Why codify
> one's errors?
> Better to leave the slate blank.
> --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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