Philosophy of I, Robot

Topics: Perception, Mind, Sense Pages: 3 (929 words) Published: December 14, 2012
“I think there I am” is a famous quote used by Descartes which basically tell us if we are thinking then we are alive. He further state that our senses can deceive us so what we need to do is focus on the mind, which he stated when he said “All that I have, up to this moment, accepted as possessed of the highest truth and certainty, I received either from or through the senses. I observed, however, that these sometimes misled us; and it is the part of prudence not to place absolute confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.” We often make more judgements on perception than we make perceptions in life even in our moment of sleep. When we are sleeping we tend to dream of things which represent to ourselves in the same situation or circumstances, or even sometimes others less probable, which the insane things are presented to us in our waking moments. This is clearly stated when Descartes “I perceive so clearly that there exist no certain marks by which the state of waking can ever be distinguished from sleep, that I feel greatly astonished; and in amazement I almost persuade myself that I am now dreaming.” The mind is where we experience the universe so we need to have close distinct ideas, whether we make an accurate or false judgement it is that if the mind. Even though our bodies play a major part in what we do along with the mind, hence dualism, Descartes stated that if we are stripped from everything we can still think, therefore gives great meaning to the term “I think therefore I am”. ‘I robot’ is a movie that depict the year 2035 which show robots with human qualities. Robots were made to protect humans and also to assist them in their daily activities. However, there was one special and unique robot name ‘Sonny’ that was specially created by Dr Lanny that had a lot more human qualities than the others including the ability to think on its own without being given a command, feel emotions and also to dream. Even though...
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