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“The end of The Dreyfus affair”: (Post)Heideggerian meditations on man, machine and meaning

Ali, S. M. (2002). “The end of The Dreyfus affair”: (Post)Heideggerian meditations on man, machine and meaning. International Journal of Cognition and Technology, 1(1) pp. 85–96.

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Abstract

In this paper, the possibility of developing a Heideggerian solution to the Schizophrenia Problem associated with cognitive technologies is investigated. This problem arises as a result of the computer bracketing emotion from cognition during human-computer interaction and results in human psychic self-amputation. It is argued that in order to solve the Schizophrenia Problem, it is necessary to first solve the 'hard problem' of consciousness since emotion is at least partially experiential. Heidegger's thought, particularly as interpreted by Hubert Dreyfus, appears relevant in this regard since it ostensibly provides the basis for solving the 'hard problem' via the construction of artificial systems capable of the emergent generation of conscious experience. However, it will be shown that Heidegger's commitment to a non-experiential conception of nature renders this whole approach problematic, thereby necessitating consideration of alternative, post-Heideggerian approaches to solving the Schizophrenia Problem.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2002 John Benjamins
ISSN: 1569-2167
Keywords: cognitive technology; the schizophrenia problem; Heideggerian phenomenology; Hubert Dreyfus; consciousness; the ‘Hard Problem’; Whiteheadian Panexperientialism
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 28459
Depositing User: Mustafa Ali
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2011 10:57
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2013 21:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28459
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