Tomis Kapitan

Kapitan to employ ‘Platonic Socratic Dialogue for Our Time’ to explore modern ‘war on terror’

When one considers what the practice of philosophy involves, one thing that springs to mind is its employment of the Socratic method of instruction, so brilliantly illustrated in Plato’s dialogues. Many people have a rudimentary notion that this method is intended to

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Valia Allori

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society continues brown bag lunch series Jan. 30, Allori to speak

Valia Allori, a professor in the NIU Department of Philosophy, will speak at noon Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the next brown bag luncheon presented by the NIU Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. The lunch takes place in the Illinois Room of the

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Morality for robots?

On the topic of computers, artificial intelligence and robots, Northern Illinois University Professor David Gunkel says science fiction is fast becoming “science fact.” Fictional depictions of artificial intelligence have run the gamut from the loyal Robot in “Lost in Space” to the

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