Bachelor Thesis handed in!

After about half a year working on my bachelor thesis, I finally handed it in this past Monday at noon. The topic for the paper was “Definitions of Life” and I will soon give a resume of my findings on this site. What can you look forward to?

The notion of ‘living’ investigated by means of chemical experiments, mathematical models and philosophical concept evaluation – all with lots of examples from current research.

For starters – think about some very life-like technologies such as humanoid robots, synthetic cells like the Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 of the J. Craig Ventor research group, or instances of thought-directed hardware like the advanced robotic-arm prosthesis of Claudia Mitchell (pictured below).

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About Sif S. Stewart-Ferrer

Passion for knowledge - especially the philosophy of natural science. MA in Philosophy from the University of Southern Denmark, with a minor in Anthropology from Aarhus University, Denmark. Currently working on finding funding for a PhD project on placebo effects. Interests include philosophy (the philosophy of science and environmental ethics), mycology, martial arts (daito-ryu, aikido and ving tsun), anthropology (Anthropocene, Asian cultures), computer games and outdoor life. I also love dogs.
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