A sobering idea that the reason we exist is because of some past tragedy. As an example, the reason I exist is because of the Vietnam War. Would you be willing to sacrifice your existence to prevent that tragedy? Why not for the future? “If we would be willing to sacrifice our existence for the sake of preventing past horrors, what would we be willing to sacrifice of ourselves to prevent horrors now and in the future? And why are so many of us (and I include myself here) not doing so?
Killer Robots! Three philosophers discuss the ethical implications and argue that making autonomous weapons are a bad idea.
I am an assistant professor (LTR) at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project.
Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.