A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading

A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading

Keith Wiley / Jan 21, 2020

A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind Uploading MIND UPLOADING the process of transferring one s mind from the brain to a new substrate generally a computer It is the stuff of science fiction immediately recognizable in contemporary literature an

  • Title: A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading
  • Author: Keith Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780692279847
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • MIND UPLOADING the process of transferring one s mind from the brain to a new substrate, generally a computer It is the stuff of science fiction, immediately recognizable in contemporary literature and cinema However, it has also become increasingly respectable or at least approachable within technological, neurological, and philosophical circles This book begins withMIND UPLOADING the process of transferring one s mind from the brain to a new substrate, generally a computer It is the stuff of science fiction, immediately recognizable in contemporary literature and cinema However, it has also become increasingly respectable or at least approachable within technological, neurological, and philosophical circles This book begins with a rich taxonomy of hypothetical procedures by which mind uploading might be achieved, even if only in the realm of thought experiment This is likely the most thorough collection of such procedures yet compiled and should form the basis of any reader s personal philosophy of mind and mind uploading It then offers one such philosophy of mind, along with an analysis and interpretation of the scenarios in the taxonomy through the lens of this philosophy This book will be an important component of any curious reader s developing philosophy of mind and mind uploading.

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    1. I really loved this book, subjects I would call singularity themed have become a very deep interest of mine and books like those of Dr. Wiley are part of the reason why. This book took some classic philosophy 101 concepts: Platonic Idealism, comparative metaphysics, etc etc etc and infused into them an almost ludic rulebook that we may be able to take out in several years with a deeper, more immediate seriousness but for now I'd say this book is above all else a fun (albeit exhausting) read. It [...]


    2. This is a scatterbrained but fun book. I have to admit, I grew to like the author a lot. He's like an eager kid with no training having a ball in the metaphysics lab -- discovering some interesting new ideas due to his fresh perspective, but also making a toxic mess and blowing up half the lab in the process.The book is crisp and short, which I like. Chapter 2 gives the author's definitions of key terms (mind, continuity, token/type etc.), and has a number of interesting, novel ideas. Chapter 3 [...]


    3. I found this to be a fairly readable and very in-depth treatment of philosophical topics in mind uploading. He is not kidding at all about the title, as the book literally presents both an in-depth taxonomy of the extant proposals for mind uploading, as well as how a few key results in metaphysics can inform our understanding of it. The text is occasionally verbose, but it is always for clarity, and it makes you feel as a reader that he has put thought into the composition. It is best to think o [...]


    4. I would argue this is the most thoughtful formal treatment of this topic available. Keith Wiley makes a distillation of decades of argument, speculation, and discussion on mind-uploading yet manages to keep it organized, thoughtful, and coherent. While no one can yet answer how we would do it, this author doesn't bother with that. Instead, he concentrates on the question, "If we could, what would that look like?"Most surprising though, even if you are not interested in the idea of mind-uploading [...]


    5. A thorough overview of the philosophical considerations of mind uploading and all related issues.The rich taxonomy really highlights all the variations on the major forms.Gets pretty heavy going around the middle in the discussion on types and tokens.


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