Essays about: "thought-experiment"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 essays containing the word thought-experiment.

  1. 1. Gender and Sexuality on Gethen : A Contemporary Analysis of Ursula K le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur (from 2013)

    Author : Ellen Andersson; [2020]
    Keywords : gender; sexuality; Ursula K Le Guin; The Left Hand of Darkness; science fiction; kön; sexualitet; Ursula K Le Guin; Mörkrets Vänstra Hand; science fiction;

    Abstract : Ursula K Le Guin wrote The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) because she wanted to explore the limitations of gender and sexuality in a way that reflected the ongoing epistemic changes in her society. She created the Gethenians, an ambisexual, androgynous species that live most of their life without an assigned sex, making their entire society lack the concept of gender. READ MORE

  2. 2. Individualism and Co-Operation in Thought: Co-Cognitivism as a Defence of Anti-Individualism

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Teoretisk filosofi

    Author : Daniel Carlström Schad; [2020]
    Keywords : Externalism; Anti-individualism; Co-cognitivism; Co-cognition; Social anti-individualism; Philosophy and Religion;

    Abstract : Social anti-individualists suggest that the social environment enters into the individuation of psychological contents. This is defended by the now-famous arthritis thought experiment. Nevertheless, counterarguments have been proposed that aim to undermine the thought experiment. READ MORE

  3. 3. Experimental Test of Local Observer-Independence Using IBM’s Quantum Computer

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för teknikvetenskap (SCI); KTH/Skolan för teknikvetenskap (SCI)

    Author : Ludvig Eidmann; Max Alteg; [2020]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : The precise interpretation of quantum mechanics is still open to discussion. A number of non-intercompatible interpretations, with a not unsignificant respective following, are at the time of writing still viable. READ MORE

  4. 4. Artificially Intelligent Black Boxes in Emergency Medicine : An Ethical Analysis

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för psykologi

    Author : Erik Campano; [2019]
    Keywords : artificial intelligence; black boxes; emergency medicine; bioethics; medical ethics; ethical guidelines; artificiell intelligens; black box; akutmedicin; bioetik; medicinsk etik; etiska riktlinjer;

    Abstract : Det blir allt vanligare att föreslå att icke-transparant artificiell intelligens, s.k. black boxes, används inom akutmedicinen. I denna uppsats används etisk analys för att härleda sju riktlinjer för utveckling och användning av black boxes i akutmedicin. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Secret Ingredients to Moral Philosophy: Blood, Sweat, and Tears : On bad enough worst-case scenarios in experimental approximations of John Rawls' Original Position

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Isa Lappalainen; [2019]
    Keywords : Distributive Justice; Maximin; John Rawls; Original Position; Veil of Ignorance; Justice; Experiment; Vietnam Lottery; Stoker; Erikson; Frohlich; Oppenheimer;

    Abstract : This paper approximates the study of a natural experiment to John Rawls’ thought experiment ‘the original position’ (OP). It argues that laboratory experiments have been unsuccessful in making legitimate approximations of the OP because of their inability to present convincing worst-case scenarios. READ MORE