|Rationality, philosophy: rationality is the ability of a being to consciously adapt to a situation due to the generalizations of his experiences. It can also be rational to want to learn something new. See also system, order, creativity, discoveries, evaluation, repetition._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
|Weizenbaum I 29
Rationality/History/Arendt, Hannah/Weizenbaum: (H. Arendt, Crises of the Republic, NY, 1972, p. 11f): Arendt about politicians in the Pentagon:... wanted to constantly find laws with which political and historical facts could be explained and predicted, as if they were made with the same necessity and thus reliability as the physicists of natural events used to believe in the past.
An extremely irrational trust in the predictability of reality has become the leitmotif of decision-making.
Weizenbaum: after all, almost all political confrontations, whether between races or between rulers and the dominated, have been perceived as mere shortcomings of communication._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics. Civil Disobedience. On Violence. Thoughts on Politics and Revolution Boston 1972
Computer Power and Human Reason. From Judgment to Calculation, W. H. Freeman & Comp. 1976
Die Macht der Computer und die Ohnmacht der Vernunft Frankfurt/M. 1978