Paper Title

[1.3] Omniscience: Investigating the possibility of omniscience and how it relates to free will, determinism, information, and the limits of knowledge.

Location

IB 1014

Start Date

January 2020

End Date

January 2020

Disciplines

Philosophy

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Free will, determinism, the limits of human knowledge, and the nature of information are subjects that have been on the minds of philosophers, psychologists, scientists and theologians for centuries. These questions especially tend to converge when gods are under discussion. Omniscience, in particular, is the god-like quality that serves as the seed for all these questions. In recent times, artificial intelligence has added a new dimension to these questions. Could AI with access to vast amounts of knowledge attain omniscience in the future? Is omniscience possible? In this paper, the concepts of timelines, information, and volition, will be used to argue against the existence of omniscience, and the implications of that as regards determinism, and the limits of knowledge will be explored.

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[1.3] Omniscience: Investigating the possibility of omniscience and how it relates to free will, determinism, information, and the limits of knowledge.

IB 1014

Free will, determinism, the limits of human knowledge, and the nature of information are subjects that have been on the minds of philosophers, psychologists, scientists and theologians for centuries. These questions especially tend to converge when gods are under discussion. Omniscience, in particular, is the god-like quality that serves as the seed for all these questions. In recent times, artificial intelligence has added a new dimension to these questions. Could AI with access to vast amounts of knowledge attain omniscience in the future? Is omniscience possible? In this paper, the concepts of timelines, information, and volition, will be used to argue against the existence of omniscience, and the implications of that as regards determinism, and the limits of knowledge will be explored.