Tag: phenomenology

Re-engineering humanity

We could focus on some specific intelligence-related characteristics that have often been identified in the definitional debates about what makes us human. Here is a short list of…

Introduction to phenomenology

Phenomenology is best understood as a radical anti-traditional style of philosophising, which emphasises to get to the truth of matters, to describe phenomena, in the broadest sense as…

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…

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…