Breng mij die horizon! Filosofische reisverhalen

Breng mij die horizon! Filosofische reisverhalen

Jos de Mul. Breng me die horizon! Filosofische reisverhalen. Amsterdam: Boom, 2019.  Breng mij die horizon! laat zien wat er gebeurt…

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De domesticatie van het noodlot. De wedergeboorte van de tragedie uit de geest van de technologie

De domesticatie van het noodlot. De wedergeboorte van de tragedie uit de geest van de technologie

Jos de Mul. De domesticatie van het noodlot. De wedergeboorte van de tragedie uit de geest van de technologie. Rotterdam: Lemniscaat,…

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Destiny Domesticated. The Rebirth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Technology

Destiny Domesticated. The Rebirth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Technology

Jos de Mul. Destiny Domesticated. The Rebirth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Technology. State University of New York (SUNY)…

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命运的驯化——悲剧重生于技术精神 内容简介 (Chinese translation of Destiny Domesticated\)

命运的驯化——悲剧重生于技术精神 内容简介 (Chinese translation of Destiny Domesticated\)

Jos de Mul. 命运的驯化——悲剧重生于技术精神 内容简介 (Chinese translation of Destiny Domesticated. The Rebirth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Technology). Guilin:…

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Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy

Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy

Jos de Mul. Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999, 316 p.…

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Het romantische verlangen in (post)moderne kunst en filosofie

Het romantische verlangen in (post)moderne kunst en filosofie

Jos de Mul. Het romantische verlangen in (post)moderne kunst en filosofie. Uitgeverij Klement, 2007 (4de druk), 284 p. 1de druk, 1990; 2de druk, 1991; 3de…

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后)现代艺术与哲学中的浪漫之欲。Chinese translation of Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy

后)现代艺术与哲学中的浪漫之欲。Chinese translation of Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy

Jos de Mul. 后)现代艺术与哲学中的浪漫之欲。Chinese translation of Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy. Wuhan: Wuhan University Press, 2010, 306p. ISBN 978-7-307-08019-5RMB…

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Cyberspace Odyssee

Cyberspace Odyssee

Jos de Mul. Cyberspace Odyssee. Kampen: Klement, 6de druk: 2010, 352 p. 1de druk, 2002; 2de druk, 2003; 3de druk,2004;…

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Cyberspace Odyssey. Towards a Virtual Ontology and Anthropology

Cyberspace Odyssey. Towards a Virtual Ontology and Anthropology

Jos de Mul. Cyberspace Odyssey. Towards a Virtual Ontology and Anthropology. Castle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, 334 p. Translation of Cyberspace…

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Siberuzayda macera dolu bir yolculuk. Sanal bir ontoloji ve antropolojiye doğru

Siberuzayda macera dolu bir yolculuk. Sanal bir ontoloji ve antropolojiye doğru

Jos de Mul. Siberuzayda macera dolu bir yolculuk. Sanal bir ontoloji ve antropolojiye doğru. Istanbul: Kitap Yayinevi, 2008, 400 p. Turkish…

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The sovereign debt crisis or Sophie’s choice. On European tragedies, guilt and responsibility

The sovereign debt crisis or Sophie’s choice. On European tragedies, guilt and responsibility

Liesbeth Noordegraaf-Eelens and Jos de Mul, The sovereign debt crisis or Sophie’s choice. On European tragedies, guilt and responsibility. Heinrich…

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Horizons of Hermeneutics

Horizons of Hermeneutics

Jos de Mul. Horizons of Hermeneutics: Intercultural Hermeneutics in a Globalizing World.  Frontiers of Philosophy in China. Vol. 6, No.…

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The game of life

The game of life

Jos de Mul. The Game of Life: Narrative and Ludic Identity Formation in Computer Games.  In: Lori Way (ed.), Representations of…

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The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life

The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life

Jos de Mul. The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010 (second edition - eBook), 424…

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Plessner's Philosophical Anthropology. Perspectives and Prospects

Plessner's Philosophical Anthropology. Perspectives and Prospects

Jos de Mul. ( ed.), Plessner's Philosophical Anthropology. Perspectives and Prospects. Amsterdam/Chicago: Amsterdam University Press/Chicago University Press, 2014. Helmut Plessner (1892–1985)…

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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Marxism according to Groucho     "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog…

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Noble versus Dawkins. DNA Is not the program of the concert of life.

Noble versus Dawkins. DNA Is not the program of the concert of life.

Jos de Mul. Noble versus Dawkins. DNA Is not the program of the concert of life. Translation of Dutch review, published…

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The game of life. Narrative and ludic identity formation in computer games

The game of life. Narrative and ludic identity formation in computer games

Jos de Mul. The game of life. Narrative and ludic identity formation in computer games. In: J. Goldstein and J. Raessens,Handbook…

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序言 约斯·德·穆尔 In: Zha Changping. World Relational Aesthetics. A History of Ideas in Pioneering Contemporary Chinese Art

序言 约斯·德·穆尔 In: Zha Changping. World Relational Aesthetics. A History of Ideas in Pioneering Contemporary Chinese Art

序言 约斯·德·穆尔. In: Zha Changping. World Relational Aesthetics. A History of Ideas in Pioneering Contemporary Chinese Art. Volume One. Shanghai:…

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The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Recombination

The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Recombination

Jos de Mul. The work of art in the age of digital recombination. In J. Raessens, M. Schäfer, M. v. d.…

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https://www.sg.uu.nl/node/2850Jos de Mul. Van nature kunstmatig: over de nieuwe mens. Studium Generale. Utrecht, 21 januari 2014.

DNA-printers, synthetische cellen en levende computervirussen: recente technologische ontwikkelingen doorbreken vroegere grenzen tussen de kunstmatige en natuurlijke wereld. Niet alleen in het lab maar ook in ons lichaam. Disciplines als de neurowetenschappen, biotechnologie en informatica dragen bij aan betere kennis van onze wereld, ze veranderen die ook en transformeren onze levens. Hoe ziet onze toekomst eruit en hoe ver zijn we van die nieuwe mens af?

Prof. dr. Jos de Mul (Wijsgerige antropologie, EUR) schreef het prikkelende essay Kunstmatig van nature: Onderweg naar Homo sapiens 3.0, voor de Maand van de Filosofie 2014, en onderzoekt hoe revolutionaire ontwikkelingen het leven én ons mensbeeld veranderen.

Deze lezing wordt georganiseerd in aanloop naar de Maand van de Filosofie, in samenwerking met Filosofie Magazine, Lemniscaat en Trouw. Naar aanleiding van de lezing verscheen het essay 'Sleutelen zullen we' van De Mul in het katern Letter & Geest van Trouw.

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Jos de Mul. It takes three to tango! Invited lecture at the colloquium Europa's hoogste goed. Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam, November 22, 2013.

Naar aanleiding van het emeritaat van bijzonder hoogleraar prof.dr. Donald Loose en het honderdjarig bestaan van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam organiseert de Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte het colloquium "Europa's hoogste goed".Keynote spreker is prof. dr. Rémi Brague (Paris Sorbonne, München, Boston en lid van de Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques) met zijn lezing Why Europe is in need of a strong concept of the good. Met zijn werk Europe la voie romaine (E: Eccentric culture) verwierf hij bredere mondiale bekendheid. Brague is een eminent kenner van Europa's complexe culturele identiteit, zowel van haar antieke en middeleeuwse als moderne bronnen. Hoewel het boek in 14 talen vertaald werd, was het tot op heden niet in het Nederlands beschikbaar. Na zijn lezing op de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam wordt de Nederlandse vertaling Europa - de Romeinse weg aangeboden aan Brague.Naast de lezing van Brague is er in de ochtend een interdisciplinairpanel in het Nederlands betreffende "Europa's hoogste goed" waarin wijsgerige, economische, historische en sociale aspecten daarvan worden belicht. Sprekers zijn prof.dr. J. de Mul (FW), dr.  L. Noordergraaf (ESE, EUC), prof.dr. W. Schinkel (FSW) en drs. J. Hengstmengel (FW). Voorzitter is filosoof prof.dr. Ger Groot (FW).Het colloquium eindigt met het afscheid van prof.dr. Loose, die na negentien jaar werkzaam te zijn geweest aan de Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte met emeritaat gaat. Hij bezette aldaar de bijzondere leerstoel 'Wijsbegeerte en katholieke levensbeschouwing', ingericht door de Stichting Thomas More. Ter afsluiting van zijn tijd aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam zal prof.dr. Loose zijn afscheidscollege geven: "Europa's hoogste goed".

Jos de Mul. From open design to metadesign. Keynote lecture at the international conference 3D printing: destiny, doom or dream? eLaw@Leiden, Leiden University, 14 and 15 November, 2013.

In recent years 3D printing has become a hot topic in the media, in industry and in academia. Some claim that 3D printing will enable us to print, rather than buy, all of the products we normally obtain from stores – from clothing and automobile parts to different foods and jewelry. Moreover, with 3D printing we may in the future be able to print organs and tissues, and hence alleviate or solve the suffering of those in need of transplants. With solutions to pressing problems ranging from organ shortages to reducing our environmental footprint through less waste, less transport costs, to more innovation, creativity and personalization some argue that 3D printing is a heavenly destiny indeed.

At the same time, however, there are also critical voices to be heard. First and foremost, while 3D printing has been on the market for some decades now, the public at large has yet to get to know it in practice, let alone to adopt it for their personal production purposes. Techniques and technologies for 3D printing have developed drastically over time, but the mass deployment of this technology is only just picking up momentum. Moreover, research and development with respect to the applications mentioned above – printing your own food or a new organ – are still in their infancy and will probably take decades to come to maturity. These points have led critics to suggest that the big dreams behind 3D printing may turn out to be the hallucinations of a hyped-up new prospect, forever receding over the horizon. 

Finally, 3D printing raises serious social, ethical, regulatory and legal questions. If individuals can print anything they want, how are we going to solve issues of, for example, gun control or intellectual property infringement? What will be the effects of home-printed goods and foods on our economy, on the transport sector, on the worldwide hunt for scarce resources? Does this new technology need regulation, and if so, how will we regulate it, and with which purposes? What is the effect of a level playing field for producing goods on innovation and creativity?

These and many other question will be addressed during the two-day international, multidisciplinary conference ‘3D printing: destiny, doom or dream?, which will take place on 14 and 15 November 2013 at Leiden University’s Law School in the Netherlands. This conference is organised by eLaw, the Centre for Law in the Information Society, and is part of its biannual conference series.

 

 

Jos de Mul. The work of art in the age of digital recombination. Invited lecture at Osaka University. Osaka, October 24, 2013.

 

Jos de Mul. NextNature. Sublime analogue and digital landscape.  Invited lecture at  the Conference Avant-garde and postmodern landscapes. International Institute of Culture and Language, Ritsumeikan University, October 19, 2013.
Jos de Mul. Homo ludens 2.0. Play, Media & Identity. Invited lecture at the Department of Philosophy. Kyoto University, October 21, 2013
Jos de Mul, Athens, or the fate of Europe. Two faces of Greek tragedy. Invited lecture, Symposium Art and Culture. 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, August 4-10, 2013.WCP2013

The World Congresses of Philosophy are organized every five years by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies in collaboration with one of its member societies. The xxiii World Congress of Philosophy will be held from August 4 through August 10, 2013, in Athens, Greece, under the auspices of the Hellenic Organizing Committee, which has been constituted by the Greek Philosophical Society.

The Congress has several aims, which are to be understood as complementary:

To inquire into the world’s philosophical traditions and compare them in terms of their diverse contributions and possible mutual cross-fertilization.

To reflect on the tasks and functions of philosophy in the contemporary world, taking account of the contributions, expectations, and gaps in philosophical awareness associated with other disciplines, with political, religious, social, economic, technological, etc., activities and with diverse cultures and traditions.

To emphasize the importance of philosophical reflection for public discourse on global issues affecting humanity.

Because of its cultural history and geographical situation, Athens is an ideal location for stimulating encounters between scholars from across the world. The main theme of the 2013 Congress, ‘Philosophy as Inquiry and Way of Life’, emphasizing both theory and practice, recalls the declaration of Socrates that the unexamined life is not worth living.

The 2013 Congress invites discussion of the nature, roles, and responsibilities of philosophy and philosophers today. It is committed to paying heed to the problems, conflicts, inequalities, and injustices connected with the development of a planetary civilization that is at once multicultural and techno-scientific.

Jos de Mul. Diltheyan epigenetics. Reading Dilthey in the light of contemporary biohermeneutics and biosemiotics. Invited lecture workshop Dilthey als Wissenschaftsphilosoph. Universität Wien, June 3-4, 2013.

Der Workshop „Dilthey als Wissenschaftsphilosoph“ findet am 3. und 4. Juni 2013 am Campus der Universität Wien (Kapelle des alten AKH) statt. Veranstalter des Workshops ist das Institut Wiener Kreis, Universität Wien, Organisatoren sind Hans-Ulrich Lessing (Bochum) und Christian Damböck (Wien). Der Workshop wird finanziert vom Dekanat für Philosophie und Bildungswissenschaften der Universität Wien.

Themen des Workshops sind die Beziehungen Diltheys zu kontemporären philosophischen Strömungen wie dem Neukantianismus und Empirismus sowie zu neueren Entwicklungen in der Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie.

Teilnehmer des Workshops sind: Christian Damböck (Wien), Uljana Feest (Berlin), Gottfried Gabriel (Konstanz), Helmut Johach (Nürnberg), Gudrun-Kühne-Bertram (Bochum), Hans-Ulrich Lessing (Bochum), Sebastian Luft (Marquette University), Rudolf Makkreel (Emory University), Jos de Mul (Rotterdam), Ernst Wolfgang Orth (Trier), Helmut Pulte (Bochum), Frithjof Rodi (Bochum), Kurt Walter Zeidler (Wien).

Jos de Mul. Playful Identities: From Narrative to Ludic Self-Construction. Lecture and chair of the Playful Identities Panel at the international conference Paul Ricoeur and the Future of the Humanities.University of Groningen.

Jos de Mul: Playful Identities: From Narrative to Ludic Self-Construction

The aim of the interdisciplinary (conceptual-philosophical, media-theoretical, and qualitative empirical) Playful Identities (NWO) program (2005-2011) was to investigate if, and if so, to what extent and in what way, digital information and communication technologies are transforming the (construction of) personal and cultural identity. To that end we’ve developed a theory of ludic identity that critically elaborates on Ricoeur's theory of narrative identity. In this theory play and games are not only appropriate metaphors for human identity, but they are also conceived of as means by which people reflexively construct their identity.  In his presentation, Jos de Mul will sketch the outlines of this theory of ludic identity, against the background of which the other panelists, who all participated in the research program, will present some of the research projects in more detail.

Jos de Mul, Forever online? Een socratische monoloog over de sociale media. Biddinghuizen: Lowlands, 17 augustus 2013.

Steeds meer mensen brengen steeds meer tijd door op de sociale media. Doen we daar wel goed aan? Met een verwijzing naar Plato's bespreking van de sociale media uit zijn tijd (het toen in opmars zijnde schrift) zal Jos de Mul ingaan op het nut en het nadeel van de sociale media voor ons leven.

 

Jos de Mul, RayFish Footwear, or the age of the biotechnological sublime.  Invited lecture at the 19th International Congress of Aesthetics. Krakow: Jagiellonian University, July 23, 2013.

The notion of the sublime, which since the nineteenth century is one of the dominant aesthetic categories, is strongly connected with (the artistic representation of) overwhelming nature. In my talk I will argue that in the course of the 20th century the sublime increasingly becomes entangled with the experience of technology. However, in the age of biotechnologies, such as genetic modification and synthetic biology, the sublime regains a natural dimension. Illustrated by RayFish Footware and some other striking examples of recent 'bio-art' it will be argued that in the age of biotechnology the difference between nature, technology and art will gradually vanish, and new dimensions of the sublime will become manifest.

 

 

Jos de Mul. eLife. Over de convergentie van biologie en informatietechnologie. Lezing Academisch Genootschap Eindhoven, 28 mei 2013.

Een van de meest opvallende bewegingen in de ontwikkeling van de wetenschappen in de afgelopen halve eeuw is het naar elkaar toe bewegen en in toenemende mate overlappen van biologie en informatica. Voor die beweging zijn twee zaken verantwoordelijk. De eerste is de stormachtige ontwikkeling van de moleculaire biologie die volgde op de eerste adequate beschrijving, in 1953, van de structuur van de dubbele helix van het dna, de drager van erfelijke informatie. Biologen raakten daardoor in toenemende mate geïnteresseerd in de informatica, de wetenschap die zich onder meer richt op de vraag wat informatie is en hoe deze wordt gecodeerd en overgedragen. Niet minder belangrijk was dat het in kaart brengen en ontcijferen van het menselijk genoom zonder de inzet van steeds krachtiger computers onmogelijk was geweest. Dat heeft geleid tot een fundamentele digitalisering van de biologie. Dit is vooral zichtbaar in de moleculaire biologie, waar het dna-onderzoek steeds meer verschuift van de analoge wereld van de biologie naar de digitale wereld van de computer. In zijn lezing zal Jos de Mul nader ingaan op een aantal implicaties van deze ontwikkeling voor wetenschap en techniek, de samenleving en ons mensbeeld.

Jos de Mul. Europa: het tragische continent. Lezing in het kader Identifying Europe. Twente Biennale. Enschede, 26 mei 2013.

Datum: Zondag 26 mei  11-17 u  Locatie: Rijksmuseum Twenthe Toegang: regulier tarief RMT of passepartout Twente Biennale.

Een programma met diverse optredens, presentaties en lezingen in het kader van Twente Biennale 2013 in samenwerking met Twentse Salon van Rijksmuseum Twenthe. Mmv Pieter Steinz, Jos de Mul en vele anderen.