Reading the introduction of this booklet you encounter several sections where the reflections about the subject matter touches topics which fall outside of the traditional domain of empirical research or of computer science. Generally it is assumed here that the root layer of thinking is that dimension which enables philosophical thinking in general. In a more elaborated form this can be some kind of a meta theory talking about thinking using some formal machinery of representation.

Figure 16.1: The implicit Hierarchy of Science and Philosophy

This has been explained with reference to figure 16.1. The topic of philosophical thinking is rather large therefore it will be discussed here only on occasion of selected topics.


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