What can Philosophy teach Machine Learning?


A Journey from Socrates to AI via Cognitive Science

From Socrates to Cognitive Science

  • Federico Castellano
  • Towards Data Science

Since Socrates asked Thrasymachus for a definition of the concept of justice, philosophy posed for the very first time one of the most challenging philosophical questions: what is a concept?

For many hundred years, inquiries concerning the nature and structure of concepts caught the attention of the world’s finest minds; yet it wasn’t until the sixteenth and…

Empiricists argued that concepts are a sort of pictures or images in the mind. According to this view, the…

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