A year ago I talked with Eric Schwitzgebel about his new story Momentary Sage, his Philosophers’ Science Fiction / Speculative Fiction Recommendations, and the next moral frontier. Now it’s time to dust off that conversation in celebration of the publication of my novella PETROLEA!
What’s this about a suicidal baby?
Maybe don’t kill everyone?
Eric’s list of science fiction authors enjoyed by philosophers
There are no marching orders in philosophy.
Dan admits to not having read Philip K. Dick
What’s the difference between robots and animals?
Nick Bostrom and Hedonium, a substance that feels only pleasure
John Searle doesn’t think something programmed can be conscious
Here’s a shotgun. Blow off ASIMO‘s head.
Maybe our gut intuitions don’t form a coherent whole
Developing the moralometer
Interstellar’s special effects predicted something about black holes
And we end things before one of Them hears us and catches on…