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By Karl Leidlmair

there's a easy perplexity in our occasions. at the one hand, we ?nd a blind belief in expertise and rationalism. In our neo-liberalistically ruled global in basic terms what might be swiftly exploited and commercialized turns out to count number. the single opposing response to this type of rationalism is an severe rejection of every kind of reasoning, and infrequently attendant spiritual fundamentalism. yet rather than re?ecting at the limits and possibilites of reasoning, discussion is changed through a demagogic fight among cultures. One reason for the blind belief in know-how is misunderstandings in regards to the signal- cance and the appliance of theories within the reception of the so-called Enlightenment. The Enlightenment is largely characterised by way of forces: (i) the belief of society as a social agreement and (ii) the recent technology (New- nian physics, etc.). yet for this reason we misplaced floor: Atomistic individualism nourished the appearance of a self-contained ego sooner than man’s getting into a shared inter-subjective international. And within the new technology, our buildings of truth grew to become self reliant and indep- dent of our interventions. therefore we grew to become stuck within the inherent dynamism of our computational buildings of truth. technological know-how, because it is utilized this present day, operates with a long way too easy parameters and model-theoretic structures – erroneously taking the latter (the types) as literal descriptions of reality.

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