Introduction to Practical Reasoning and Critical Analysis of Argument – Modern Reason, from Descartes to Artificial Intelligence
10 001 | CCN: 30727
Modern Reason, from Descartes to Artificial Intelligence
Instructor: David Bates
Location: Dwinelle 145
Date / Time: Tu/Th 5:00pm - 6:29pm
This class will trace a history of concepts of reason in the West, beginning with Descartes and Hobbes and ending with contemporary problems of artificial reason and thinking in the digital era. Readings will cover such topics as logic, science, artificial intelligence, and psychology.