Alva Noe

Alva Noe

Perceiving how things are is a mode of exploring how things appear. How they appear is, however, an aspect of how they are. To explore appearance is thus to explore the environment, the world. To discover how things are, from how they appear, is to discover an order or pattern in their appearance. The process of perceiving, of finding out how things are, is a process of meeting the world; it is an activity of skillful exploration.More Alva Noe quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One reason I'm not worried about the possibility that we will soon make machines that are smarter than us, is that we haven't managed to make machines until now that are smart at all. Artificial intelligence isn't synthetic intelligence: It's pseudo-intelligence.More Alva Noe quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The world is a resource for us and we have access to the world because of the kind of bodies and skills that we have so that there's a sense in which the individual person doesn't have the burden of having to memorize everything he or she needs to know. The world helps us.More Alva Noe quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Science is conservative and one of the reasons science is conservative is science is trying to play it safe.More Alva Noe quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you let other people do some of the work that we ask ourselves to do, if you allow for the fact that we are ourselves dependent on and distributed over and in a way made up out of the world and processes around us then we can explain certain questions that we otherwise cannot explain and moreover we discover that we are not aliens in a strange world.More Alva Noe quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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