May 24, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

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PHIL 2700 - Philosophy, Technology, and Society


Focuses on problems concerning recent and emerging technologies, including robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality devices, and social media. Readings, lectures, and films explore philosophical and psychological research on technologically extended cognition; debates concerning the possibility of “uploading” the mind onto a computer; artificial consciousness; the ethical standards that ought to govern our interactions with others in virtual worlds or when playing video games; the nature of online personal identity; and the challenge posed by biased search algorithms, fake news, and anonymous posting to epistemically responsible use of information found on the Internet.

Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I



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