A.I. and the Human(ities)

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

A.I. and the Human(ities)

Fall 2020

Taught By: Zed Adams

Section: A

CRN: 9352

Credits: 0

What is intelligence and what does it tell us about the nature of the human(ities)? The search for artificial intelligence has tended to assume that intelligence is a fixed goalpost, static and unchanging, such that if the search is successful, it can be achieved once and for all. In this week-long, intensive seminar, we will read and discuss a number of writers who have challenged this assumption. Texts discussed will include Jessica Riskin’s The Restless Clock (2016), John Haugeland’s Having Thought (1998), Brian Cantwell Smith’s The Promise of Artificial Intelligence (2019), and Markus Gabriel’s Neo-Existentialism (2018) and The Meaning of Thought (2020). In addition to daily seminar meetings, there will also be a series of keynotes given by Riskin, Smith, Susan Schneider, Nell Watson, and Jens Schröter. Note: this course will be co-taught by Markus Gabriel from the University of Bonn.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 11

Add/Drop Deadline: October 19, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: October 28, 2020 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:42am 2/27/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: 9:55am - 11:45am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 10/19/2020 - 10/23/2020

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 10/24/2020 - 10/30/2020