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Interpreting technology as a medium

In this video we explain the difference between “thinking backward” and “thinking forward”. The classical analyses of technology are too remote from actual technological developments and therefore not always adequate …

Reading Jaspers: The Apparatus & Alienation

In the previous step we introduced you to several important concepts of Karl Jaspers’ philosophy of technology. In this step we read some quotes from Jaspers and try to get …

The existential philosophy of Karl Jaspers

In this video we introduce you to several important concepts of Karl Jaspers’ philosophy of technology. Have another look at the glossary in STEP 1.2 to familiarise yourself with these …

Case-study: who drives the autonomous car?

Research assistant David Goedicke has been working on autonomous cars for the last two years and introduces you to the issues concerning responsibility and control. At the end of this …

Introduction to the course and educators

Thanks for joining this course on philosophy of technology! Before we delve into some interesting classical and contemporary ideas about the relation between humans and technologies, we will introduce you …