Ethics and artificial intelligence: the principles of Asilomar and Human-centered AI

The Dartmouth conference (1956) went down in history as the meeting that marked the birth of the field of research on artificial intelligence. It was a meeting made to open a new research space «on the basis of the conjecture that every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle be … Leggi tutto Ethics and artificial intelligence: the principles of Asilomar and Human-centered AI

The problem of the “non-existence” of God: difficult atheism

Philosophy is, in its essence, a search for the ultimate cause of reality. Man, observing the world, senses the need for a “Foundation”; he senses that reality, in constant evolution, needs an explanation. From this simple intuition all the great “systems of thought” are born. This brief introduction allows us to get to the heart … Leggi tutto The problem of the “non-existence” of God: difficult atheism

Ritratti di filosofi: Zenone. Dialettica e metafisica, “Zeno philosophical effect”

Di seguito un “ritratto” di Zenone, a cura di Mario Padovano. L'articolo si sofferma sull'effetto Zenone: individuare la metodologia argomentativa propria della metafisica, senza con ciò togliere nulla alla possibilità anche in filosofia di avere delle dimostrazioni lineari. Effetto Zenone, effetto paradossale!» [Giovanni Covino] *** *** *** In Introduzione alla metafisica (UTET, Torino 1993, pp.111-116), … Leggi tutto Ritratti di filosofi: Zenone. Dialettica e metafisica, “Zeno philosophical effect”

Metaphysical wisdom and desire for happiness. The relationship between philosophy and life

Philosophy is often considered a meaningless activity. Especially in a social context like the present one, whose primary interest is represented by economic questions, philosophy has even less space. The aim of this article, however, is not to write a defense of philosophy, but to show its concreteness, its existential character because only in this … Leggi tutto Metaphysical wisdom and desire for happiness. The relationship between philosophy and life

L’esistenza di Dio. Dall’analisi dell’esperienza comune alla metafisica

Secondo alcuni filosofi il ragionamento che conduce alla certezza dell’esistenza di un Fondamento ultimo della realtà è un’inferenza comune a tutti gli uomini: a partire dalle cose del mondo, l’uomo si eleva, con una semplice riflessione, all’Essere supremo. La realtà, infatti, manifesta gradi di bellezza, di bene che, in quanto partecipati, rimandano necessariamente a quell’Essere … Leggi tutto L’esistenza di Dio. Dall’analisi dell’esperienza comune alla metafisica

The moral sense. From the original intuition of the moral order to the critical and systematic reflection

This work illustrates the connection between the original intuition of the moral order and the critical and systematic reflection made by philosophy, on the basis of the properly metaphysical method, able to pass at any moment "from the phenomenon to the foundation". Thus the philosophical ethic recognizes the teleological dynamism of physical phenomena and the … Leggi tutto The moral sense. From the original intuition of the moral order to the critical and systematic reflection

The philosophical notion of common sense in the work of Jacques Maritain

In this essay the author investigates the idea of common-sense in the work of Jacques Maritain, showing its gnosiological and metaphysical function. The discussion is preceeded by an historical and theoretical excursus, followed by the study of the connection between common sense and faith within the Christian Revelation, analyzed by the french philosopher, together with … Leggi tutto The philosophical notion of common sense in the work of Jacques Maritain