Sunday, November 18, 2018
In Wired, David Weinberger on humans' systems of causation vs. machines' correlations.
This is bringing us to locate knowledge outside of our heads. We can only know what we know because we are deeply in league with alien tools of our own devising. Our mental stuff is not enough. Philosophical pragmatism from one hundred years ago has helped to intellectually prepare us for this shift by limiting our ambitions: Knowledge is less a reflection of the world than a tool for operating in it. Martin Heidegger’s phenomenology provides a different sort of correction by pointing to the historical artificiality of the idea that knowledge is a mental representation of the world, an idea that arose thanks to a history of metaphysical errors.
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