To Think Human out of the Machine Paradigm: Homo Ex Machina

@article{Kohler2010ToTH,
  title={To Think Human out of the Machine Paradigm: Homo Ex Machina},
  author={Alaric Kohler},
  journal={Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={44},
  pages={39-57}
}
This article attempts to show that the metaphorical conception of human being as a machine takes a very specific epistemological standpoint. To make short the complex task of considering the implication of this paradigm for psychological and behavioral sciences, three important mismatches between the machine and the living human will be considered. Experience, agency and plasticity of human being are excluded in the scientific models and research activities when they are situated in the machine… CONTINUE READING

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