Category: Phenomenology

Addiction by design

I undertake what the philosopher of technology Don Ihde has alternately called a “phenomenology of human-technology” and “materialist phenomenology”. Such an approach avoids the tendency of strict materialism…

Certainty trough

One way of approaching this might be in terms of the relationships between trust in the future and different actors’ proximity to the actual scientific work. In other…

[Grund]

Thus one must quite systematically inquire back into those things taken for granted which, not only for Kant but for all philosophers, all scientists, make up an unspoken…

In between

It is the achievement of phenomenology to have shown how subtly and variedly our consciousness in fact works, and how primitive and crude are the concepts by which…

Scientism

The problem isn’t the scientific description or analysis of presence-at-hand per se; Heidegger is not anti-science. The problem is scientism, the view that science gives us the whole…

This-worldly conception

Phenomenology endorses a this-worldly conception of objectivity and reality and seeks to overcome the scepticism that argues that the way the world appears to us is compatible with…

Ways in which it has not

From desktop computers to laptops to digital assistants, not to mention bank teller machines, microwave ovens, cellular telephones, and ticket machines, we encounter computers in all aspects of…

It cannot play the piano

Well, of course I am not my brain – for my brain is certainly not married, not a psychiatrist, and it has no children. Even worse, it does…

That’s interesting!

QUESTION: How do theories which are generally considered interesting differ from theories which are generally considered non-interesting? ANSWER: Interesting theories are those which deny certain assumptions of their…

Invisible technologies, 1994

Heideggerian AI

“The best model of the world is the world itself.” rodney Brooks (quoted by hubert l. dreyfus) Dreyfus, H. L. (2013). Why Heideggerian AI Failed and How Fixing…

Misunderstanding toll

I have learned, from a now forty-plus-year history of published books, that if one accepts the title of ‘phenomenologist’ prices have to be paid, as previously noted. These…