A primarily twentieth-century approach that emphasizes the importance of individual existence over any natural essence for human beings. Although they differ on many details, existentialists generally suppose that the fact of existence as a human being entails both unqualified freedom of will and the responsibility of employing that freedom appropriately.

Articles on KurzweilAI.net that refer to Existentialism

The Age of Intelligent Machines, Chapter Two: Philosophical Roots By Ray Kurzweil
The Age of Intelligent Machines: Chronology By Ray Kurzweil
The Paradigms and Paradoxes of Intelligence, Part 2: The Church-Turing Thesis By Ray Kurzweil
The Age of Intelligent Machines: Footnotes By Ray Kurzweil
The Unabomber's Manifesto By Ted Kaczynski
The Age of Spiritual Machines: Timeline By Ray Kurzweil
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Thought Experiments: When the Singularity Is More than a Literary Device By Cory Doctorow

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