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Are You a Machine?: The Brain, the Mind, and What It Means to Be Humanby Eliezer J. Sternberg
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Can conscious machines be created, and if so, what does that imply for being human? Extending a paper written in high school, Sternberg (neuroscience and philosophy major, Brandeis U.) offers an accessible introduction to the philosophical issues surrounding such questions. Through interesting thought experiments and examples, he defends his negative position. Photos include a cute furry robot, and a chess champion being defeated by IBM's Deep Blue computer. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Eliezer J. Sternberg (Williamsville, NY) is a student at Brandeis University majoring in neuroscience and philosophy.
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