The Question Concerning Technology

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Question Concerning Technology

Fall 2021

Taught By: Joseph Lemelin

Section: A

CRN: 12812

Credits: 3

Technology is a crucial preoccupation of Martin Heidegger’s mid-century thinking but it nearly disappears as a topic for philosophical consideration among later twentieth-century thinkers. For Heidegger, technology is a metaphysical issue rather than an engineering one: he goes as far as to claim that modern technology is the culmination of the history of western metaphysics. In this seminar we will evaluate Heidegger’s arguments about the metaphysical import of technology with the aim of assessing their influence and meaning for contemporary philosophy of technology. Along the way, we will place particular emphasis on the roles that Aristotle, Werner Heisenberg, and cybernetics play in Heidegger’s ideas about the relations of technology, science, and metaphysics.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:41am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 68 5th Ave

Room: 104

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021