Friday, March 24, 2023

Philosophers on Next-Generation Large Language Models


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Philosophers on Next-Generation Large Language Models

Back in July of 2020, I published a group post entitled “Philosophers on GPT-3.” At the time, most readers of Daily Nous had not heard of GPT-3 and had no idea what a large language model (LLM) is. How times have changed. (more…)

Professor Dever’s latest foray into creative logic teaching. Check out his Logibeast, a short, free, online book providing “a Pokemon-style creature-building implementation of propositional logic.”

  1. “Dutch academics are now in a very dangerous situation where genuine academic freedom” — “Dutch universities have been given a template of how to get rid of academics they find a nuisance… make the workplace hellish for the employee”
  2. The liar paradox & the set-theoretic multiverse — a discussion between Joel David Hamkins (Notre Dame) and Graham Priest (CUNY) on Robinson’s Podcast
  3. “I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it and it must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things” — Machiavelli is “interviewed” at 3:16AM
  4. A discussion of English early modern women philosophers and their letters — Jacqueline Broad (Monash) talks with Morteza Hajizadeh (Auckland)
  5. “Her philosophy doesn’t focus primarily on metaphysics or epistemology—though these ideas are there—but rather on the forces that inhibit women and keep them from participating in the life of the mind” — Regan Penaluna on Damaris Cudworth Masham and the importance of her friendship with John Locke
  6. Celebrate International Women’s Day with free books about women philosophers — the Cambridge Elements Series on Women in the History of Philosophy is available to download for free
  7. Philosophers on the ethics of argumentation — a series of videos from the Argumentation Network of the Americas