Saturday, July 09, 2005

Day 67

Met up with my brother for the evening, which involved interesting conversation and copious beer, as usual. During the discussion, we ended up talking about philosophy and wondering: what do philosophers do, these days? So many of the traditional provinces of the philosopher have been stolen and put onto a more substantial footing by the scientists. Logic has been a branch of mathematics for over a century now, metaphysics was long ago overtaken by physics, studies of consciousness are more dominated by the neuroscientists and artificial intelligence researchers, and even parts of ethics are potentially subsumable as part of game theory.

Also, I suspect some fraction of my Copious Free Time may soon be taken up by the new game I bought this morning.

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