Given the dream of predictability and corrigibility
of social and political action, was their space in this scientific fantasy for politics or the practice of citizenship at all?
of bad decisions omits the flip side of the problem.
We can acknowledge this corrigibility
without endorsing the externalism, for we need not accept the possibility of desiring something unbeknownst to ourselves.
. In Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, ed.
The difference lies in terms of corrigibility
(James 1998): the claim is that a speaker would be able to self-correct a mistake (some authors hence terming them slips (Edge 1989), and attribute mistakes to problems of cognitive activation or sheer carelessness.
"The power and beauty of science do not rest upon infallibility, which it has not, but on corrigibility
, without which it is nothing" (4).
Perceptual states have limited rational corrigibility
. Optical illusions frequently persist even after we have judged them illusory.
It is individualist, in that it asserts the moral primacy of the person against the claims of any social collectivity: egalitarian, inasmuch as it confers on all men the same moral status and denies the relevance to legal or political order of differences in moral worth among human beings; universalist, affirming the moral unity of the human species and according a secondary importance to specific historic associations and cultural forms; and meliorist in its affirmation of the corrigibility
and improvability of all social institutions and political arrangements.