Social Understanding

On Hermeneutics, Geometrical Models and Artificial Intelligence

  • Jürgen Klüver
  • Christina Klüver

Part of the Theory and Decision Library A: book series (TDLA, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jürgen Klüver, Christina Klüver
    Pages 1-64
  3. Jürgen Klüver, Christina Klüver
    Pages 153-200
  4. Jürgen Klüver, Christina Klüver
    Pages 201-242
  5. Jürgen Klüver, Christina Klüver
    Pages 243-250
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-259

About this book


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.


Artificial Intelligence Geometrical models Hermeneutics Neural networks Science Fiction

Authors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Klüver
    • 1
  • Christina Klüver
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Economics- University of Duisburg-Essen,Essen,Germany
  2. 2., Department of EconomicsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9910-5
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9911-2
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