Ημερίδα στην Αθήνα, Philosophy of Technology
Philosophy of Technology. A Chinese-Continental Perspective
September 14th 2023, 16:00 (Athens Time, 15:00 Amsterdam Time)
Netherlands Institute at Athens
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Yuk Hui’s work on “Cosmotechnics” (The Question Concerning Technology in China: An Essay in Cosmotechnics, MIT Press: 2022) addresses technology as an anthropological universal. In his view, Chinese thought can offer a valuable contribution to a reconsideration of the –originally Greek– concept of technics. “Cosmotechics” invites us to open philosophy of technology to a diversification of technics. However, what drives such an enterprise?
The conference aims to create a dialogue between Yuk Hui and Susanna Lindberg, a continental philosopher with a focus on technology (From technological humanity to Bio-technical Existence, SUNY: 2023), as well as two experts on comparative Chinese-Continental philosophy: Fabien Heubel (Was ist chinesische Philosophie? [What is Chinese Philosophy?] Meiner: 2021) and Kejun Xia (Chinese philosophy and contemporary aesthetics: Unthought of Empty, Peter Lang: 2020).
16:00 Marita Tatari (University of Patras): Introduction
16:20 Yuk Hui (City University of Hong-Kong/ Erasmus University Rotterdam): Logos and Dao, or ChatGPT
17:20 Fabian Heubel (Academia Sinica, Taipei/ Freie Universität Berlin): Tragic Daoism: Philosophy of Technology Between Chinese, Greek and German Sources
18:20 Coffee break
18:40 Kejun Xia (Remnin University of China/ Freie Universität Berlin): The breath of life-technology: a chinese-continental approach
19:40 Susanna Lindberg (University of Leiden): The planetary techno-nature and its practical existence
Concept and contact: Marita Tatari: email@example.com