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Philosophies 2017, 2(1), 1-14;

Of Cyborgs and Brutes: Technology-Inherited Violence and Ignorance

Philosophy Section, Department of Humanities, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Education and Economical-quantitative Sciences, Department of Philosophy, University of Chieti and Pescara, 66100 Chieti, Italy
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Jordi Vallverdú
Received: 2 November 2016 / Revised: 9 December 2016 / Accepted: 9 December 2016 / Published: 26 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cyberphenomenology: Technominds Revolution)
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The broad aim of this paper is to question the ambiguous relationship between technology and intelligence. More specifically, it addresses the reasons why the ever-increasing reliance on smart technologies and wide repositories of data does not necessarily increase the display of “smart” or even “intelligent” behaviors, but rather increases new instances of “brutality” as a mix of ignorance and violence. We claim that the answer can be found in the cyborg theory, and more specifically in the possibility to blend (not always for the best) different kinds of intentionality. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyborg; intentionality; ignorance cyborg; intentionality; ignorance
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Bertolotti, T.; Arfini, S.; Magnani, L. Of Cyborgs and Brutes: Technology-Inherited Violence and Ignorance. Philosophies 2017, 2, 1-14.

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