“The Soul in the Machine” – John GRAY

Those who fear conscious machines do so because they think that consciousness is the most valuable feature of humans – and because they fear anything they cannot subject to their will. They fear the evolution of conscious machines for the same reason they seek to become masters of the Earth. As machines slip from human… Continue lendo “The Soul in the Machine” – John GRAY

TikTok is causing a mass psychosis | Aperture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oJtSGgVeik In June 2019, Kirsten Muller-Vahl, a psychiatrist at Hannover Medical School and head of its Tourette’s outpatient department, noticed unusual symptoms in her new set of patients. To begin with, all of them were teenagers, and they were suffering from sudden and uncontrollable tics. Even though none of them had any history of the… Continue lendo TikTok is causing a mass psychosis | Aperture

“Niilismo e tĂ©cnica: a caminho da ultrapassagem” – Williane de Souza OLIVEIRA

Dissertação apresentada como requisito parcial para a obtenção do tĂ­tulo de Mestre no curso de PĂłs-graduação em Filosofia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte. Área de concentração: MetafĂ­sica. Orientador: Prof. Dr. Oscar Federico Bauchwitz. RESUMO: Para formular uma discussĂŁo sobre o niilismo, a investigação do primeiro capĂ­tulo considera o ambiente histĂłrico e filosĂłfico… Continue lendo “Niilismo e tĂ©cnica: a caminho da ultrapassagem” – Williane de Souza OLIVEIRA

“Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war” – John GRAY

The Guardian, March 13th, 2015 A new orthodoxy, led by Pinker, holds that war and violence in the developed world are declining. The stats are misleading, argues Gray – and the idea of moral progress is wishful thinking and plain wrong For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In… Continue lendo “Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war” – John GRAY

“Dark Mirrors, Hidden Angels and an Algorithmic Prayer-Wheel” – John GRAY

For some advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In the more modern parts of the world, they tell us, war has practically disappeared. A litter of semi-failed states, lacking the benefits of modern institutions and modern ideas, the developing world may still be wracked by every kind of conflict – ethnic, tribal and… Continue lendo “Dark Mirrors, Hidden Angels and an Algorithmic Prayer-Wheel” – John GRAY

“Scienza, guerra, potere” – Gianni VATTIMO

Festa di Scienza e Filosofia, quinta edizione. Foligno, Auditorium San Domenico, domenica 12 aprile 2015. Riprese e montaggio a cura dell'ITT Foligno. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boBioKvyWfg Gianteresio Vattimo was born in Turin, Piedmont. He studied philosophy under the existentialist Luigi Pareyson at the University of Turin, and graduated with a laurea in 1959. In 1963 he moved to… Continue lendo “Scienza, guerra, potere” – Gianni VATTIMO

After Human? Making Sense between Art, Science, and Religion in the 21st Century | Lecture Series 2022-23

In the lecture series, we will explore on contemporary transformations of the human condition against the backdrop of ecomodernist, posthumanist, and neomaterialist network and entanglement theories which include not only humans but also non-human actors / actants such as animals, plants, and technology. A focus will be laid on the interrelations between art, science, and… Continue lendo After Human? Making Sense between Art, Science, and Religion in the 21st Century | Lecture Series 2022-23

Nach Dem Menschen? Ringvorselung Wintersemester 2022/23

"Nach dem Menschen? Sinnstiftung zwischen Kunst, Wissenschaft und Religion im 21. Jahrhundert" lautet der Titel der von Ass.-Prof.in Kerstin Borchhardt (Institut fĂŒr Geschichte und Theorie der Kunst) organisierten Ringvorlesung im Wintersemester 2022/23. Die Ringvorlesung beschĂ€ftigt sich mit den Transformationsprozessen der conditio humana im Kontext wissenschaftstheoretischer, posthumanistischer und neomaterialistischer Netzwerk- bzw. GefĂŒge-Theorien. Diese versuchen, die klassische Natur-Kultur-Dichotomie zu ĂŒberwinden… Continue lendo Nach Dem Menschen? Ringvorselung Wintersemester 2022/23

“O Ășltimo homem e a tĂ©cnica” – Oswaldo GIACOIA JR

Revista Natureza humana, vol. 1, n. 1, SĂŁo Paulo, jun. 1999 RESUMO: O objetivo deste artigo Ă© estabelecer uma relação entre aspectos centrais da filosofia da tĂ©cnica de Heidegger e a figura do Ășltimo homem da obra de Nietzsche, Assim falou Zaratustra. Palavras-chave: Heidegger, TĂ©cnica, Nietzsche, Último homem. ABSTRACT: The aim of this article is to set up in relationship certain central… Continue lendo “O Ășltimo homem e a tĂ©cnica” – Oswaldo GIACOIA JR