The Relationship of Future State Maximization and von Foerster’s Ethical Imperative Through the Lens of Empowerment

Christian Guckelsberger, Christoph Salge, Daniel Polani

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Foresight Rather than Hindsight? Future State Maximization As a Computational Interpretation of Heinz von Foerster’s Ethical Imperative” by Hannes Hornischer, Simon Plakolb, Georg Jäger & Manfred Füllsack. We formulate a critique of the Future State Maximization (FSX) umbrella term and its connection to von Foerster’s Ethical Imperative by considering the relationship between Empowerment and other principles that the target article relates under the same heading. We furthermore draw on the wide body of existing Empowerment research to substantiate but also contradict some of the claims made.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages3
JournalConstructivist Foundations
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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