The Journal of Global Issues and Solutions

VOL. XVIII NO.2 ISSN #1544-5399 MARCH/APRIL 2018

Director's Letter:

A Presentation of This Issue’s Features

John Pellam
Publisher & Director
The Bibliotheque: World Wide Society
Institute for Postive Global Solutions

'Page One' Feature:

The Principle of Self-Embodiment Architectonic Philosophy of Technique

by Bernhard J. Mitterauer, MD.
Wals, Austria


March 1, 2018

I’m pleased to present you with the March-April 2018 issue of the Journal of Global Issues & Solutions.

This issue’s Page One Feature Paper is authored by Bernhard J. Mitterauer, MD, who is a frequent contributor to this Journal. Dr. Mitterauer, Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the Volitronics-Institute, located in Wals, Austria, presents his paper titled “Artificial Intelligence: Robotics: The Principle of Self-Embodiment Architectonic Philosophy of Technique.” In his introductory overview, Dr. Mitterauer explains that “In the perspective of the present article I will discuss the following: First, my brain model is outlined focusing on subjectivity and qualitative mechanisms of brain function. Then, the elementary brain operations in ontogenetic and evolutionary time scales are discussed... (Continued)

March-April Table of Contents


The essence of the Architectonic Philosophy of Technique is the human self-embodiment in ontogenetic, evolutionary and permanent times (Mitterauer, 1989; 2009). These time conceptions may allow the interpretation of technical processes of self-embodiment and challenge the concept of the soul. The existence of the soul in timeless permanence is my fundamental argument that technical embodiments in robots can only be generated in ontogenetic and evolutionary time periods, but not in permanence. Admittedly, the concept of the soul does not play a significant role in the creation of humanoid robots by engineers, but it is immersed in the subjective experience of each human person. I conceive the soul as an all comprising active principle which guarantees subjective existence and is felt as the destiny for a perfect everlasting life. Since the modeler of the robot is also endowed with this principle, he (she) is intending to implement his (her) reflection processes... (Continued)

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