20 June 2019
Philosophy and Technology
Technology permeates human life at individual, social and global level. It affects the way we communicate, travel, do business, take care of health, practice politics, fight crime, wage wars, conduct scientific research, raise children, create art, transmit culture, even the way we engage in personal or intimate relationships. Attitudes towards technology, however, are ambivalent: on the one hand, technology is perceived as something useful, progressive and beneficial; on the other hand, it is perceived as something potentially dangerous, alienating and dehumanizing. The aim of the summer school “Philosophy and Technology” is to explore this ambivalence through a number of courses addressing the meaning and implications of different technologies from the perspective of standard philosophical disciplines like metaphysics, logic, ethics, philosophy of science and history of philosophy.
EUR 50: Fee covers teaching materials, refreshments (coffee, tea and snacks), guided sightseeing of Zagreb, organized visit to the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, official banquet and certificate of participation.