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By Karl Leidlmair

The current e-book contains a set of papers facing the reassessment of considering in Cognitive technological know-how and in Philosophy at the present time.

Still depending on easy assumptions of Cartesian philosophy, Cognitive technology took over the errors of classical computational versions. rather than being taken care of as mere or natural causes of psychological tactics with hindsight, those versions have been mistakenly used as kind of literal causal descriptions of the (working of the) brain. a transparent perception into the relevance of embodied and embedded wisdom is not just a significant subject in AI learn; it may develop into a driver for a reassessment of philosophy. Philosophy, that is suffering from the 2 contrary choices of cultural relativism and rationalism, either one of that have grew to become out to be lifeless ends, is short of a reassessment of reasoning. what's wanted is a reasoning regardless of final purposes which even as is grounded (and doesn’t fall into the seize of cultural relativism).

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It describes the sort of argument that Plato puts in the mouth of Socrates in the ∗ Euthyphro∗ as “the first enlightenment”. It depicts the eventual rejection of the meritocratic position advocated by Plato as a result not of mere “contingency”, but of human experience and of intelligent reflection on that experience, including the eighteenth century “enlightenment”. It depicts the great experiments in democracy which began in that century as a further learning process; and it describes Dewey’s internal linking of democracy with fallibilistic inquiry, as well as his reconceptualization of ethics, as a model for the “third enlightenment” that we need today.

2. I quote from p. 519. 5 Loc. , p. 519. 6 Republic. V. 454–454. I am using F. M. Cornford’s translation, The Republic of Plato (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1945). The Three Enlightenments 27 Socrates explains the point thus:7 . We have been strenuously insisting on the letter of our principle that different natures should not have the same occupations, as if we were scoring a point in a debate; but we have altogether neglected to consider what sort of sameness or difference we meant and in what respect these natures and occupations were to be defined as different or the same.

Reference has to be constructed and realized by respective referential actions or processes accordingly. Reference is certainly only to be interpreted as mediated by language and concepts, but it is not just exclusively produced by language or engendered by theories alone. The same is according to Kutschera true for truths. He thinks that the conception of an anti-realistic linguistic thesis of relativity should be and can be rejected: Language would not after all produce or engender the world grasped by us: Indeed, he is right that too frequently simply the contrast or even dichotomy between a language-dependence of the forms on the one hand and an independent existence of reality on the other somehow codetermined by Towards a Technology- and Action-Oriented Methodology of Constructive Realism 19 our theories has been ventilated.

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