Technik, Hausmacht und die Macht im Haus

Jul 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Philosophy, Topics

Naturally, housepower and indoors power are absolutely heterogenious realms. But they have one object in common: they are not directly but indirectly dependent on technology.

Alles, was verstehbar ist, wird entweder verstanden oder nicht verstanden. Alles, was verstanden wird, wird entweder richtig oder falsch verstanden

Feb 25th, 2016 | By | Category: New Forms of the Social, Philosophy, Topics

Some remarks on Wittgenstein’s “Philosophical Investigations”, paragraph 153: “We are trying to get hold of the mental process of understanding which seems to be hidden behind those coarser and therefore more readily visible accompa-niments. But we do not succeed.”

Vorurteile und Fakten: Frauen und Technik

Dez 15th, 2014 | By | Category: New Forms of the Social, Philosophy, Topics

Naturally, there is a difference between men and women. But there is no masculine or feminine technology and no genuinely masculine or feminine approach to technology. What we do have are attributions, that is, ascriptions of different ways in which men and women view and use technology, and judgments that reflect how technical or technological developments are perceived by majorities of men and women, and the extent to which such attributions and judgments influence the lives of members of those groups and play a role in everyday life.

An Uwe Japp. Reminiszenzen – nicht frei von Melancholie

Aug 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Evolution, Philosophy, Topics

Hans-Peter Schütt, valedictory on his KIT collegue Uwe Japp, 7/17/2013.

Beyond Humanisms

Jan 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Philosophy, Posthuman age, Topics

In the first part of this paper a short history of Western humanisms (Socrates, Pico della Mirandola, Descartes, Kant) is presented. As far as these humanisms rest on a fixation of the ‘humanum’ they are metaphysical, although they might radically differ from each other. The second part deals with the present debate on trans- and posthumanism in the context of some breath-taking developments in science and technology.
Angeletics, a theory of messengers and messages, intends to give an answer to the leading question of this paper, namely: ‘what does it mean to go beyond humanisms?’ The conclusion exposes briefly an ethics of hospitality and care from an angeletic perspective.

On what there is oder „B“ wie „Bildung“ und „Bologna“

Mai 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Evolution, Philosophy, Topics

The article comments on the German implementation of the European ,Bologna’ process of university reform.

Phänomenologie des Raumes bei Descartes und Husserl

Sep 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Philosophy

In this text, spatiality will be discussed from a philosophical point of view, in examining the positions of Descartes and Husserl. On the one hand, the philosophy of Descartes marks the beginning of the modern era. Next to Francis Bacon, he is the one to pave the way for the upcoming sciences, especially physics, by an analytical geometry that roots in his philosophy. On the other hand, Husserl shall be examined,a quite different approach to spatiality than the one employed by Descartes. Because Husserl’s phenomenology centers upon the analysis of experience,intending that the objects themselves shall “tell” us what they are. Both approaches became influential for attempts to comprehend spatiality, since other conceptions to follow are referring to them.

“Bildungsräume für die ‘Wissensgesellschaft’!” Pädagogisch-philosophische Kennzeichnungen für die modernen technisierten Gesellschaften unter Einbeziehung neuerer Befunde qualitativempirischer Bildungs- und Unterrichtsforschung

Dez 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Evolution, Philosophy, Topics

Which approaches to learning and formation of knowledge (‘Bildungsräume’) and understanding exist in today’s technologically oriented ‘knowledge society’ and which approaches will be required to sustain this society? Guided by the analysis of three key terms on this topic ‘knowledge’, ‘learning’ and ‘orientation’, I am investigating the pedagogical and philosophical aspects and extracting the type of knowledge and Bildung that will be needed. Furthermore, I outline additional pedagogical research themes. This investigation includes recent qualitative and empirical research, as well as neglected approaches of Plato’s philosophy.

About the chapter Philosophy

Feb 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Philosophy

In the wider context of spatial concepts, we are concentrating on the philosophy of technology and the philosophy of politics. In adopting these focus areas, we want to consider the following topics: premises, forms, shapes, and consequences of the changes taking place today, and taking place very quickly.  We are interested in their starting points […]

KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe | Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts | ISSN 1868-6648