Zagreb, Croatia

Philosophy and Technology

when 17 June 2019 - 20 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 50

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.

Target group

PhD students

Fee info

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.