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Theory and Decision Library A:

Social Understanding

On Hermeneutics, Geometrical Models and Artificial Intelligence

Authors: Klüver, Jürgen, Klüver, Christina

  • Integration of hermeneutics and mathematics
  • Development of AI-systems
  • Goal of a unified science
  • New insights into human cognitive processes
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The operation of understanding is the fundamental methodical procedure of hermeneutics and is usually seen as contradiction to scientific explanation by the usage of mathematical models. Yet understanding is the basic way in which humans organize their everyday practice, namely by understanding other people and social situations. In this book the authors demonstrate how an integration of hermeneutical understanding and scientific explanation can be done via the construction of suited geometrical models with neural networks of processes of understanding. In this sense the authors develop some kind of mathematical hermeneutics. Connecting links for the integration of the two methodical poles are the developments of particular models of Artificial Intelligence (AI), which are able to perform certain tasks of understanding.

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“This very slim volume is an amazing tour through the philosophy of science (and the humanities), artificial intelligence (AI), and simulation. It demonstrates impressive scholarship over a diverse collection of disciplines. … The book has only 250 pages of text, plus references and an index. It is organized in five chapters, each of which has a theme. … Research on STEM education can be as challenging as research on discipline--if better questions are asked. This book can help scholars do this.” (Anthony J. Duben, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2011)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Historical Methodical and Conceptual Frames

    Klüver, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 1-64

  • The Operation Called “Verstehen”: Considerations About Formal Systematizations of Understanding

    Klüver, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 65-104

  • Mental Models, the Geometry of Meaning Generation, and of Information Degrees

    Klüver, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 105-151

  • The Understanding of Learning

    Klüver, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 153-200

  • The Human Factor: Understanding Humans by Artificial Systems

    Klüver, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 201-242

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9910-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3469-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Understanding
Book Subtitle
On Hermeneutics, Geometrical Models and Artificial Intelligence
Authors
Series Title
Theory and Decision Library A:
Series Volume
47
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9911-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9911-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9910-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3469-2
Series ISSN
0921-3384
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 260
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