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By Karl Leidlmair

there's a uncomplicated perplexity in our occasions. at the one hand, we ?nd a blind belief in know-how and rationalism. In our neo-liberalistically ruled international in basic terms what might be quickly exploited and commercialized turns out to count number. the single opposing response to this type of rationalism is an severe rejection of all types 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 explanation for the blind belief in expertise is misunderstandings concerning the signal- cance and the applying of theories within the reception of the so-called Enlightenment. The Enlightenment is largely characterised by means of forces: (i) the notion of society as a social agreement and (ii) the recent technology (New- nian physics, etc.). yet therefore we misplaced floor: Atomistic individualism nourished the appearance of a self-contained ego sooner than man’s stepping into a shared inter-subjective international. And within the new technological know-how, our structures of truth grew to become self reliant and indep- dent of our interventions. hence we turned stuck within the inherent dynamism of our computational buildings of fact. technology, because it is utilized this present day, operates with a ways too easy parameters and model-theoretic buildings – erroneously taking the latter (the types) as literal descriptions of reality.

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