The meaning of thinking

  • Main theses and AI criticism
  • Markus Gabriel
  • Lecture

Thinking is perhaps the true main concept of philosophy, which Plato and Aristotle defined as thinking about thinking.
Our human thinking is one of our senses that cannot be artificially reproduced. Nevertheless, in certain respects we ourselves are a form of artificial intelligence. For our mental faculty is created historically and culturally from the image we make of ourselves and our environment. Or is the whole universe just a simulation?

Markus Gabriel, born 1980, studied among others in Heidelberg, since 2009 holds the chair for epistemology and philosophy of modern times at the University of Bonn and is director of the International Center for Philosophy there. He is also director of the interdisciplinary Center for Science and Thought and a regular visiting professor at the Sorbonne.

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