Dialogues on Philosophy and Technology Research Seminars 2021-22

Dialogues on Philosophy and Technology is a seminar series initiated by the Cosmotechnics/Critical AI research project in collaboration with the Research Network for Philosophy and Technology. Starting in Fall 2021, the series features lectures and workshops with leading scholars in the philosophy of technology and aims to address urgent questions on philosophy and technology today.

The relationship between philosophy and technology has only gained attention in the nineteenth century in view of the various industrial revolutions and its advancement on a global scale. A humanist approach has been challenged by a robust and intensifying process of technisation presented as a series of crises. The relation between philosophy and technology has yet to be interrogated in the twenty-first century, not only as a response to Marx’s famous thesis on Feuerbach, but also to investigate the long ignored intimacy between philosophical thinking and technological thinking. This series of seminars is dedicated to the dialogue between philosophy and technology by exploring different ways of thinking from the perspectives of biology, epistemology, engineering, and mathematics, in an accelerating technological world. 

This event series is supported by the City University of Hong Kong.