Language as the Foundation of “Dasein”


Metacognition, together with anthropolinguistics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy, have for years postulated a scientific consideration of the interrelationships between language and the self-awareness of a being in relation to its existence. Recognizing one’s own existence “in” and “in relation to” the world can be described as Heideggerian Dasein. Theories of consciousness formulated within the framework of discourse are forced to adopt anthropocentric optics—a classic and popular emanation of this paradigm of thought in the field of artificial intelligence research is Turing’s Imitation Game. The current state of knowledge concerning the evolutionary development of human self-awareness and language as a phenomenon, as well as the consideration of various types of hypothetical para- consciousness in selected animal species, leads us to the conviction that there is a close relationship between the potential or the ability to use language as an advanced system of signs and the evolutionary development of Dasein. The ability to understand and use advanced language systems is, in this perspective, a prerequisite for going beyond the sphere of para-consciousness (i.e., primary consciousness), which demonstration should find its application, inter alia, in the development of artificial general intelligence (AGI), including advanced social robots.

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Filip Świerczyński, University of Warsaw, Poland

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Conference: ACL2022
Stream: Language and Psychology

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Świerczyński F. (2022) Language as the Foundation of “Dasein” ISSN: 2435-7030 – The Asian Conference on Language 2022: Official Conference Proceedings
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