Conversations on African Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence

This book offers a first glimpse into contemporary African Philosophical thought, which covers issues related to the mind-body relationships, the problem of consciousness, the ethics of artificial intelligence, the meaning of life and other topics. Taking inspiration from the conversational traditio...

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Other Authors: Attoe, Aribiah David (Editor), Temitope, Segun Samuel (Editor), Nweke, Victor (Editor), Umezurike, John (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2023, 2023
Edition:1st ed. 2023
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • i.Dedication
  • ii. Acknowledgement
  • iii. Preface
  • Part One: Conversations on Mind, Body and Consciousness
  • 1. James Tartaglia – Gyekye’s Idealist Theory of the Soul
  • 2. Oladele Balogun – A Central State Materialistic Interpretation Of The Yoruba Concept Of Person: A Critique
  • 3. Elvis Imafidon - Between The Demon And The Tumour: Exploring Mental Cognitive Processes And Healing As If Context Mattered
  • 4. Ada Agada - The Concept Of Vital Force, Protopanpsychism, And The Mind-Body Problem
  • 5. Emmanuel Ofuasia - On Human Consciousness And Cognition Of The Actual World: A Case For Skepticism
  • 6. Laura Crompton - Extended Mind, Extended Agency?
  • 7. Khondlo Mtshali - Dualism Without The Problem of Interaction
  • 8. Clarton Fambisai - A Novel Reply to Jackson’s Knowledge Argument
  • 9. Kenneth Uyi Abudu - A Critique Of Central State Materialism From An African Perspective
  • 10. Aribiah Attoe – The Hard Problem of Consciousness: A Proto-phenomenal Outlook
  • 11. Samuel Segun – Questioning the Validity of Equiphenomenalism as a Functionalist Theory
  • 12. Nelson Osuala - Interrogating the Reasonability of Equiphenomenalism as an Explanatory Theory of Mind: A Conversation with Segun T. Samuel
  • 13. Victor Nweke - The Emergence of Proto-mind and its Import for Ubuntu
  • 14. Solomon Awe - Rethinking The Metaphysical Issues Of Reincarnation In Yoruba Culture: A Further Reflections On Mind-Body Dichotomy
  • 15. Enyimba Maduka - Epistemological Implication Of Chimakonam’s Theory Of Sense-Phenomenalism
  • 16. John Patrick Giddy - African Traditional Philosophy Of Mind And World: A Framework For The Ethical Potential Of Modern Thought
  • Part Two: Conversations on Africa and some Major Themes of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • 17. Samuel Segun – Making Afro-ethics Computational
  • 18. Ojochogwu Abdul - Transhumanism, Singularity And The Meaning Of Life: An Afrofuturist Perspective
  • 19. Aribiah Attoe & Amara Esther - Transhumanism, Immortality and the Communal Normative Function Theory of the Meaning of Life
  • 20. Thaddeus Metz - African Reasons Why AI Should Not Maximize Utility
  • 21. Diana Ofana - Can Robots Attain Personhood In African Thought?
  • 22. Hailu Andebet - Robotics And The African Man
  • 23. John Umezurike - The Concept of AI and Personhood in African Thought Systems
  • 24. Augustine Atabor - Affective Computing And The Singularity: The Moral Relevance Of Shame In AI
  • 25. Reneilwe Masuluke & Abiola Azeez – On Indigenous Design and Consumerism: 4IR in Africa
  • 26. Joseph Hungwe - My Phone And The Community: Nomophobia As A Technological Reconfiguration Of African Communalism