As you may know, I’m busy reading for my diploma thesis. If I manage to pull myself to it, that is, which is often not until noon, but regularly lasts to midnight and beyond. I happen to like reading at the office then, as that’s a way for me to switch context – “now I’m [...]
This is a German post, the first one in this blog. Sorry to all my English readers. It is however an issue concerning strictly Swiss politics only, and one that I have trouble expressing in English, due to mainly the difficulty to translate the terms that have been thrown around in the political discussion lately. [...]
What I always wondered when listening to Prof. E. Marbach‘s lectures about phenomenology (or sitting in his seminars) was: Hm, well, this really doesn’t quite fit into a rational-causalist world view (like science currently propagates), at all. Being dualist in nature and all. But, phenomenologists have a point: There are things science just can’t explain [...]
So inspired by this blog post (German) and the therein linked, not uninsightful comment about how stupid Office text processing (and how awesome LaTeX) is, and generally being a friend of OSS, I decided to jump the gun and install something to that end. Now, looking for reasonable GUIs (because I’m just too old to [...]
The not entirely uninsightful, but certainly biased post Best Future Dystopias Where The Liberals Have Won writes about the upcoming election via works in science fiction: The Republican Party is gathering in St. Paul, to put forth its vision of the future. [...] Which makes us wonder: what does science fiction, the literature of the [...]
I attempted to show in a paper that my counter arguments to Searle’s Chinese Room don’t prove that there can be such a thing as strong AI, but that at least they go to show that Searle’s attempt at proving there can’t be has failed, and as such the question whether strong AI can exist is as of yet still unresolved.