Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

PHL 257 - Philosophy and the Machine (3 Cr.)


An analysis of the cultural impact and philosophical implications of modern technology as well as an historical consideration of the relation between humans and machines. Perspectives on technology will be drawn from traditional philosophical sources as well as from more recent writings and will be examined in an effort to highlight a range of ontological and epistemological questions concerning our assumptions about what differentiates humans from machines. Prerequisite: either sophomore standing, one course in philosophy, or permission of the instructor. Fall semester. Offered 2010-11 and alternate years. DeCaroli.