Life Against Death – Part II

A consideration of the aim and purpose of artificial intelligence (AI), provides a fitting introduction to this followup post on Norman O. Brown's book, Life Against Death. AI seeks to build a model of human intelligence for the purpose of: 1) The thrill and power of creating, fathering and possessing a better than human machine, a …

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Life Against Death

My first exposure to the ideas of Norman O. Brown's was his book Love's Body which I read back in late 90's. This classic book remains on my top shelf of insightful and provocative reads. It's trippy - condensing the entire history of humankind into a Freudian-based mythology in which he sees that the "only contrary to Patriarchy …

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