The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays

The Question Concerning Technology  and Other Essays
Author: Martin Heidegger
Publsiher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-12-03
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0062290703

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The advent of machine technology has given rise to some of the deepest problems of modern thought. Featuring the celebrated essay "The Question Concerning Technology," this prescient volume contains Martin Heidegger's groundbreaking investigation into the pervasive "enframing" character of our understanding of ourselves and the world. As relevant now as ever before, this collection is an essential landmark in the philosophy of science from "one of the most profound thinkers of the twentieth century" (New York Times).

The Question Concerning Technology in China

The Question Concerning Technology in China
Author: Yuk Hui
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-02
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780995455009

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A systematic historical survey of Chinese thought is followed by an investigation of the historical-metaphysical questions of modern technology, asking how Chinese thought might contribute to a renewed questioning of globalized technics. Heidegger's critique of modern technology and its relation to metaphysics has been widely accepted in the East. Yet the conception that there is only one—originally Greek—type of technics has been an obstacle to any original critical thinking of technology in modern Chinese thought. Yuk Hui argues for the urgency of imagining a specifically Chinese philosophy of technology capable of responding to Heidegger's challenge, while problematizing the affirmation of technics and technologies as anthropologically universal. This investigation of the historical-metaphysical question of technology, drawing on Lyotard, Simondon, and Stiegler, and introducing a history of modern Eastern philosophical thinking largely unknown to Western readers, including philosophers such as Feng Youlan, Mou Zongsan, and Keiji Nishitani, sheds new light on the obscurity of the question of technology in China. Why was technics never thematized in Chinese thought? Why has time never been a real question for Chinese philosophy? How was the traditional concept of Qi transformed in its relation to Dao as China welcomed technological modernity and westernization? In The Question Concerning Technology in China, a systematic historical survey of the major concepts of traditional Chinese thinking is followed by a startlingly original investigation of these questions, in order to ask how Chinese thought might today contribute to a renewed, cosmotechnical questioning of globalized technics.

Heidegger on Technology

Heidegger on Technology
Author: Aaron James Wendland,Christopher Merwin,Christos Hadjioannou
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2018-09-10
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781317200703

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This collection offers the first comprehensive and definitive account of Martin Heidegger’s philosophy of technology. It does so through a detailed analysis of canonical texts and recently published primary sources on two crucial concepts in Heidegger’s later thought: Gelassenheit and Gestell. Gelassenheit, translated as ‘releasement’, and Gestell, often translated as ‘enframing’, stand as opposing ideas in Heidegger’s work whereby the meditative thinking of Gelassenheit counters the dangers of our technological framing of the world in Gestell. After opening with a scholarly overview of Heidegger’s philosophy of technology as a whole, this volume focuses on important Heideggerian critiques of science, technology, and modern industrialized society as well as Heidegger’s belief that transformations in our thought processes enable us to resist the restrictive domain of modern techno-scientific practice. Key themes discussed in this collection include: the history, development, and defining features of modern technology; the relationship between scientific theories and their technological instantiations; the nature of human agency and the essence of education in the age of technology; and the ethical, political, and environmental impact of our current techno-scientific customs. This volume also addresses the connection between Heidegger’s critique of technology and his involvement with the Nazis. Finally, and with contributions from a number of renowned Heidegger scholars, the original essays in this collection will be of great interest to students of Philosophy, Technology Studies, the History of Science, Critical Theory, Environmental Studies, Education, Sociology, and Political Theory.

Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Thinking about God in an Age of Technology
Author: George Pattison
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2005-09-22
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780199279777

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Technology shapes every aspect of contemporary life, but George Pattison argues that thinking about God offers a creative counter-movement to the dominant technological culture. His argument is applied to questions of ethics, university study, the arts, and urban living.

The Gods and Technology

The Gods and Technology
Author: Richard Rojcewicz
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-06-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0791466426

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An analysis of Heidegger’s philosophy of technology.

The Question Concerning the Thing

The Question Concerning the Thing
Author: Martin Heidegger
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-10-24
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781783484652

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A complete English translation of an important work from a crucial period in Heidegger’s overall intellectual trajectory.

Background Practices

Background Practices
Author: Hubert L. Dreyfus
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-20
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780198796220

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This volume presents a selection of Hubert Dreyfus's pioneering work in bringing phenomenology and existentialism to bear on the philosophical and scientific study of the mind. Each of the thirteen essays interprets, develops, and extends the insights of his predecessors working in the European philosophical tradition. One of Dreyfus' central contributions to reading the historical canon of philosophy comes from his recognition that great philosophers help us to understand the -background practices- of a culture - the practices that shape and embody our most basic understanding of ourselves and the things and situations we encounter in our world. Background practices are all too often overlooked completely, or else their importance is misunderstood. Each chapter in this volume shows in one way or another how a broad range of philosophical topics can only be properly understood when we recognize how they are grounded in the background practices that shape our lives and give meaning to our activities, our tasks, our normative commitments, our aims and our goals.

Basic Writings from Being and Time 1927 to The Task of Thinking 1964

Basic Writings from Being and Time  1927  to The Task of Thinking  1964
Author: Martin Heidegger
Publsiher: HarperCollins Publishers
Total Pages: 397
Release: 1977
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0060638451

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This revised and expanded edition of Martin Heidegger's BASIC WRITINGS includes ten key essays plus the Introduction to BEING AND TIME. An essential collection, BASIC WRITINGS provides a concise introduction to the thought of this controversial and important 20th-century philosopher. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Pathmarks

Pathmarks
Author: Martin Heidegger
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 385
Release: 1998-04-28
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 052143968X

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New and updated translations of a seminal collection of essays by Martin Heidegger.

New Waves in Philosophy of Technology

New Waves in Philosophy of Technology
Author: Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2008-11-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780230227279

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The volume advances research in the philosophy of technology by introducing contributors who have an acute sense of how to get beyond or reframe the epistemic, ontological and normative limitations that currently limit the fields of philosophy of technology and science and technology studies.

Art and Cosmotechnics

Art and Cosmotechnics
Author: Yuk Hui
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-06-29
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781452963990

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In light of current discourses on AI and robotics, what do the various experiences of art contribute to the rethinking of technology today? Art and Cosmotechnics addresses the challenge of technology to the existence of art and traditional thought, especially in light of current discourses on artificial intelligence and robotics. It carries out an attempt on the cosmotechnics of Chinese landscape painting in order to address this question, and further asks: What is the significance of shanshui (mountain and water) in face of the new challenges brought about by the current technological transformation? Thinking art and cosmotechnics together is an attempt to look into the varieties of experiences of art and to ask what these experiences might contribute to the rethinking of technology today.

Heidegger s Philosophy of Art

Heidegger s Philosophy of Art
Author: Julian Young,Young Julian Young
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2001-01-25
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0521791766

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This book, the first comprehensive study in English of Heidegger's philosophy of art, starts in the mid-1930s with Heidegger's discussion of the Greek temple and his Hegelian declaration that a great artwork gathers together an entire culture in affirmative celebration of its foundational 'truth', and that, by this criterion, art in modernity is 'dead'. His subsequent work on Hölderlin, whom he later identified as the decisive influence on his mature philosophy, led him into a passionate engagement with the art of Rilke, Cézanne, Klee and Zen Buddhism, liberating him not only from the overly restrictive conception of art of the mid-1930s but also from the disastrous politics of the period. Drawing on material hitherto unknown in the anglophone world, Young establishes a new account of Heidegger's philosophy of art and shows that his famous essay 'The Origin of the Work of Art' is its beginning, not its end.

Being and Time

Being and Time
Author: Martin Heidegger
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2010-07-01
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781438432762

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A revised translation of Heidegger's most important work.

Cosmotechnics

Cosmotechnics
Author: Yuk Hui,Pieter Lemmens
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2021-05-19
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781000396362

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This volume is initial reflections on the meaning and the implications of Yuk Hui’s notion of cosmotechnics, which opens up an anti-universalist and pluralist perspective on technology beyond the West. Martin Heidegger’s famous analysis of the essence of technology as enframing and as rooted in ancient Greek techne has had a crucial influence on the understanding and critique of technological society and culture in the twentieth century. However, it is still unclear to what extent his analysis can also be applied to the development of technology outside of ‘the West’, e.g. in China, Africa, and Latin America, particularly against the backdrop of receding Western domination and impending global ecological disaster. Acknowledging the planetary expansion of Western technology already observed by Heidegger, yet also recognizing the existence of non-Western origins of technical relationships to the cosmos, Yuk Hui’s notion of cosmotechnics calls for a rethinking – in dialogue with decolonial studies and the so-called ontological turn in contemporary anthropology – of the question concerning technology which challenges the universality still present in Heidegger (as well as in Simondon and Stiegler) and proposes a radical technological or rather cosmotechnical pluralism or technodiversity. The contributors to this volume critically engage with this proposal and examine the possible implications of Hui’s cosmotechnical turn in thinking about technology as it becomes a planetary force in our current age of the Anthropocene. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Angelaki.

The Essence of Truth

The Essence of Truth
Author: Martin Heidegger
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-24
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781472533746

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MartinHeidegger is one of thetwentieth century's most important philosophers, renowned for his explorationof "the question of being". He was Professor of Philosophy at the Universitiesof Marburg and Freiburg and his influence is felt in such diverse subjects asphilosophy, theology, literary theory and artificial intelligence. The Essence of Truth is an examination of the most fundamental themein Heidegger's philosophy: the difference between truth as 'the unhiddenness ofbeings' and truth as 'the correctness of propositions'. Based on a courseof lectures delivered at the University of Freiburg in 1932, the book presents Heidegger's original analysis of Plato's philosophy and represents an important discussion of a fundamental subject of philosophy through the ages.