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Heidegger and Technology (the Forum)
5 May 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
For Heidegger, technology does not simply refer to the various tools we use to get along in the world, but also the tendency we have to view the world as nothing more than a resource for the purposes of production and consumption. After offering a brief overview of Heidegger’s thought as a whole, the panel will discuss what Heidegger can tell us about the nature of modern technology and the threat it posses to the world in which we live, as well as potential solutions to the dangers of reducing the world to resources for production and consumption.
Babette Babich, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Fordham University
Taylor Carman, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Colombia University
Daniel Dahlstrom, John R. Silber Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Boston University
Patricia Glazebrook, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, Washington State University
Aaron Wendland, Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, University of Tartu