Review of Westworld and Philosophy

Review of Westworld and Philosophy Scott McLemee Philosophers and screenwriters follow the conundrum in different directions, of course, but Westworld displays a surprising awareness of where the philosophical discussion has already gone. The viewer may feel compelled to humanize the hosts — to imagine the androids as somehow, at some level of complexity, generating an interiority, a…

Robocop and Philosophy

By William Irwin I haven’t seen the new Robocop movie, but from the sound of this blog the movie was self consciously philosophical with characters named after contemporary philosophers of mind Daniel Dennett and Hubert Dreyfus.