Category: Philosophy

Between yes and no

Not making oneself free from power, as an autonomous subject, was the central aim, but engaging in a free relation with these powers, by understanding their workings and…

Normalisant, miniaturisant, commercialisant

L’incidence de ces transformations technologiques sur le savoir semble être considérable. Il s’en trouve ou s’en trouvera affecté dans ses deux principales fonctions: la recherche et la transmission…

L’orgueil des décideurs

En ce sens, le système se présente comme la machine avant-gardiste qui tire l’humanité après elle, en la déshumanisant pour la réhumaniser à un autre niveau de capacité…

Nyslået skilling

Det sande og det falske hører til en bestemt slags tanker, der har ry for at være ubevægelige og ejendommelige væsener: det ene pist, det andet pist – isoleret, fastforankret og uden forbindelse med det andet. Hertil er nu at sige, at sandheden ikke er en nyslået skilling, man bare giver ud eller kasserer ind. Der gives ikke noget falsk, så lidt som der gives noget ondt.

Verbal danger-signals

We shall take, then, for our first examples some utterances which can fall into no hitherto recognized grammatical category save that of ‘statement’, which are not nonsense, and…

The stuff of bits

A spreadsheet organizes and displays data items. there is no inherent reason that these should be aligned on a grid. A database doesn’t employ a grid, nor does…

Re-engineering humanity

We could focus on some specific intelligence-related characteristics that have often been identified in the definitional debates about what makes us human. Here is a short list of…

Inadaptation

L’éducation, l’instruction n’ont plus aucune “gratuité”, doivent servir efficacement. Et toutes les critiques dirigées envers l’enseignement tournent toujours autour de ceci: “On apprend des quantités de choses inutiles….

The Rhythm of the Infosphere

The fragmentation and acceleration of the flow of info-stimulation, the multitasking effect and the competitive pressure that is tied to the ability to follow the rhythm of the…

Philosophical design

Abstract submitted to the “The Grammar of Things” conference in Darmstadt 2017.

Kritik af den digitale fornuft

Kritik af den digitale fornuft i uddannelse handler om digitaliseringen af vores samfund, som den har udfoldet sig i de seneste årtier især inden for uddannelsesområdet. Bogen stiller de…

Kritik af den kyniske fornuft

Faldt over disse (sporadiske) noter fra da jeg læste Peter Sloterdijk. Det er fantastiske sætninger. “Universel diffus kynisme“. “Den bitre enegænger som massefænomen“.“Kynisme  er at forsøge at betræde…

Passivity

This disregard for ‘passivity’ is, in my view, a philosophical deficiency. In Gerd Biesta’s work, for instance, we find a recent emphasis on passivity. Biesta writes that learning…

[Grund]

Thus one must quite systematically inquire back into those things taken for granted which, not only for Kant but for all philosophers, all scientists, make up an unspoken…

Protean character of volition

The protean character of volition is implicit in many philosophies of technology. Technologies have been associated with diverse types of will, drive, motivation, aspiration, intention, and choice. For…

Des nouveaux objets

La “vision” algorithmique ne décrit rien mais fait apparaître des corrélations prédictives – reliant entre eux des données recueillies dans des contextes temporellement hétérogènes. Ces corrélations rendent appréhendable…

In between

It is the achievement of phenomenology to have shown how subtly and variedly our consciousness in fact works, and how primitive and crude are the concepts by which…

Scientism

The problem isn’t the scientific description or analysis of presence-at-hand per se; Heidegger is not anti-science. The problem is scientism, the view that science gives us the whole…

This-worldly conception

Phenomenology endorses a this-worldly conception of objectivity and reality and seeks to overcome the scepticism that argues that the way the world appears to us is compatible with…

Levende leksikon

Hvad angår den frie kultivering af sindets kræfter, må det bemærkes, at den hele tiden står på. Den bør egentlig rette sig mod de højere kræfter. De lavere…

Ways in which it has not

From desktop computers to laptops to digital assistants, not to mention bank teller machines, microwave ovens, cellular telephones, and ticket machines, we encounter computers in all aspects of…

Singularismen

Som filosofisk antropologi er singularismen et eksempel på samme antihumanisme som stod stærkt i det 20. århundrede. Det er marxismens og Homo Fabers ide om mennesket som produkt…

Commoditization of scholarship

One of the strangest projects of privatization and commodification in the early twentieth-first century has been the movement to commoditize scholarship. Two versions have been surprisingly powerful. In…

Cognitive detour

Perhaps modern science has succeeded to well. It has become difficult for us to recognize that much of our being does not have a cognitive and representational aspect….

What our brain wants

We are right to assert that the formation of each identity is a kind of resilience, in other words, a kind of contradictory construction, a synthesis of memory…

Man a Machine, 1748

Man is so complicated a machine that it is impossible to get a clear idea of the machine beforehand, and hence impossible to define it. For this reason,…

Invisible technologies, 1994

Low oedipal energy

Incapable of renewal or overcoming, the stupid subject has low oedipal energy: he has held onto the ideas, the relics and dogmas transmitted in his youth by his…

Pris de vitesse

Dans la disruption, aucune élaboration de tels dispositifs n’est plus possible: tout au contraire, la barbarie propre a l’absence d’époque consiste à toujours prendre de vitesse tels dispositifs,…

Mémoire de la machine vs. mémoire humaine

La mémoire de la machine triomphe dans la multitude et dans le désordre; la mémoire humaine triomphe dans l’unité des formes et dans l’ordre. Gilbert simondon Simondon, G….

Heideggerian AI

“The best model of the world is the world itself.” rodney Brooks (quoted by hubert l. dreyfus) Dreyfus, H. L. (2013). Why Heideggerian AI Failed and How Fixing…

Misunderstanding toll

I have learned, from a now forty-plus-year history of published books, that if one accepts the title of ‘phenomenologist’ prices have to be paid, as previously noted. These…

The smartness mandate

The demo is a form of temporal management that through its practices and discourses evacuates the historical and contextual specificity of individual catastrophes and evades ever having to…

Blindness in seeing

Should one have the ambition of scanning learning processes in situ and in actu in a school class for just one hour, it would not be enough to…

We must ask of technology

…whether it 1. Promotes justice2. Restores reciprocity3. Confers divisible or indivisible benefits4. Favours people over machines5. Whether its strategy maximises gains og minimises disaster6. Whether conservation is favoured…

Self-propelling choice

On the one hand we encounter the idea that technological development goes forward virtually of it’s own inertia, resists any limitation, and has the character of a self-propelling,…

Something about the digital

There is something about the digital. Most people aren’t quite sure what it is. Or what they feel about it. But something. Alexander Galloway