This is not cognitive science | Meaningness

One of our foremost current cyberneticians spells out his project.


This is not cognitive science

Cognitive science is the field likely to come to mind if you think about academic studies of everyday thinking and acting. Just as Part I of The Eggplant might be mistaken for philosophy, because philosophy is the field that has mostly studied that Part’s subject matter, Part II might at first be mistaken for cognitive science.

As we go along, it will sound less and less like cognitive science, and you might suppose that it is cognitive science done in a peculiarly bad way, presumably in order to justify false conclusions.

In fact, it is neither cognitive nor science. There is quite a lot to say about this. As a preview:

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