To understand this post, you might have to read part I and part II on phenomenology and artificial intelligence. The question I'm asking is not: Can computers think? Or: Can AI have consciousness? But: Can meaning "run ahead" for AI the way it does for us? Can we program intentionality, the "about-ness" or "directed-ness" toward … Continue reading Eidos and AI: What is a Thingamajig?
In the previous post, I put forth the question of whether Husserl's phenomenology could be of use to AI, weak or strong. This is a genuine question that I put out there to discuss...I have no thesis to support. Just curious to hear what you think. In writing this post, I realized I'd have to … Continue reading Intentionality and Meaning
Phenomenology is the study and description of experience as it's experienced, without the preconceived notions of what lies behind the experience. "Preconceived notions" can be common sensical or scientific. For more on Husserl's method of arriving at a phenomenological POV, see this. Artificial intelligence is, according to Wikipedia, the intelligence exhibited by machines or software. … Continue reading Phenomenology: Cotton Candy or Ripe Fruit for Artificial Intelligence?
Is it possible to dream without knowing it? I realize this sounds like the tree falling in the forest question, but I think your answer will reveal a lot about your philosophical views, specifically on the mind/body problem. Could be fun? Maybe? Well, let us go then, you and I... If we can dream without … Continue reading A Different Kind of Dream Analysis
I've been threatening to explain Heidegger's views on why dualism is predicated on a mistake, and I've finally done it. Well, I let someone else do it while I held the camera. Please don't read my criticism below until after you've seen the video. (It won't make any sense.) MY CRITICISM If Heidegger could prove … Continue reading Heidegger’s Being and Time (Part III: Dualism)