Literature, Language and Learning: Turing’s Paradox and the Metaphor of Caliban

  • Bo Göranzon
Part of the Artificial Intelligence and Society book series (HCS)


The director, Alf Sjöberg, attempted to interpret the epistemological effects of the picture of the world proposed by the modern natural sciences. He wished to produce on the stage a picture of the existential issues raised. Despite all the precise technical instruments which help us to make ever more exact definitions, there is always something which remains indefinable. This is the paradox of critical knowledge. Aware of this, Sjöberg wanted to see drama as a means of ‘burning your way through reality to reach an inner truth’, even if the answer thus arrived at is only a tentative one.2


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  • Bo Göranzon
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  1. 1.Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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