MPYE-013 Philosophy of Technology
|Title Name||MPYE-013 Philosophy Solved Assignment 2018-19|
|Service Type||Solved Assignment (Soft copy/PDF)|
|Semester||2018-2019 Course: MA(Philosophy) MPY|
|Product||Assignment of MA(Philosophy) 2018-2019 (IGNOU)|
|Submission Date||before March 31th, 2019 for the session July, 2018 and|
before September 30th, 2019 for the session January 2019
i) Answer all five questions
ii) All questions carry equal marks
iii) For every question, refer to the texts and write down the assignment-responses in your own
iv) Answers to question no.1 and 2 should be in about 500 words each.
1. Explain the scientific basis for the reflections on physical immortality. 20
Explain the applications of nanotechnology. Discuss its social and ethical implications.
2. What do you know about the nature of cognition in machines? Discuss artificial intelligence 20
and the functionalist theory of mind.
Write an essay on the ethical and social aspects of technology.
3. Answer any two of the following questions in about 250 words each:
(a) Discuss the role of technology in the debate on nature, nurture, and culture. 10
(b) Explain various ethical and social aspects of technology 10
(c) What do you understand by democratization of technology? 10
(d) To what extend is technologization of human nature possible? Discuss. 10
4. Answer any four of the following in about 150 words each:
(a) What are the philosophical consequences of deterministic Newtonian mechanics? 5
(b) Explain briefly the relationship between nature and culture. 5
(c) Explain briefly the relationship between technology and science. 5
(d) What do you understand by singularity? 5
(e) What do you understand by identities extension from biological to cybernetic identities? 5
(f) What is the difference between extending life-span and physical immortality?
5. Write short notes on any five of the following in about 100 words each:
(a) Commodification of humans beings 4
(b) Chaos Theory 4
(c) Artificial intelligence 4
(d) Cultural transmission 4
(e) Genetic discrimination 4
(f) Cyborg 4
(g) Cloning 4
(h) Artificial intelligence 4
(i) Stem cell 4
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