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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Jos de Mul. Homo Sapiens 3.0 Artificiële intelligentie.Gent, 9 november 2016.

In zijn lezing zal De Mul spreken over robotica, neurowetenschappen en biotechnologie en de impact op ons zelfbegrip en dagelijks leven. Wat te denken van de Japanse humanoïde robot Miim die kan dansen, zingen en kleding showen op de catwalk? Of neem het experiment van de Amerikaanse neurowetenschapper Miguel Nicolelis die elektroden in de hersenen van een resusaapje heeft aangebracht. Terwijl de evolutie ooit bestond uit natuurlijke selectie, gaan we naar het tijdperk van kunstmatige selectie. Mogen we hiermee planten, dieren en mensen ‘verbeteren’? Zijn wij, ‘de eeuwig toekomstigen’ volgens Nietzsche, onderweg naar de Homo sapiens 3.0?

 

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Jos de Mul. Over de toekomst van de mens. Lezing in de serie Big History. Leusden: Internationale School voor Wijsbegeerte, 6 mei, 2016.

De ISVW presenteert: de geschiedenis van het universum en de mensheid, in één week. Eén vloeiend verhaal, eindigend met een blik op de toekomst.

Toonaangevende wetenschappers delen met u de centrale inzichten uit hun vakgebied, zodat u grip krijgt op het grootste verhaal dat we als mens kunnen vertellen. Prof. Vincent Icke start bij de Big Bang en maakt u wegwijs in de ontwikkeling van sterren, planeten en natuurlijk de formatie van de planeet aarde. Prof. Salomon Kroonenberg duikt de geologische geschiedenis van de aarde in en zal inzichtelijk maken hoe de aarde werkt en hoe bijzonder ons huidige klimaat is. De evolutie van leven op aarde en hoe leven überhaupt is ontstaan zal worden verzorgd door prof. Nico van Straalen. Met dr. Fred Spier kijken we naar de ontwikkeling van de mens: wanneer liep de eerste mens rond en waar ontstonden de eerste samenlevingen? Met prof. Jos de Mul staan we stil bij de maakbaarheid van de mens en de toekomst van Homo sapiens 3.0.

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Jos de Mul. In Japan heeft Erica een ziel. Vrij Nederland, 20 augustus 2016, 41-45.

Kansai Science City doet op het eerste gezicht eerder aan de Verenigde Staten denken dan aan Japan. Waar Kyoto voor een groot deel bestaat uit smalle straatjes, volgebouwd met kleine huizen met minuscule tuintjes, waarin zelfs de bonsai boompjes het niet breed hebben, daar is dit enorme, tussen Kyoto, Osaka en Nara gelegen science park een grotendeels open vlakte, doorkruist door brede autowegen. Daaraan liggen, om de paar honderd meter, kolossale gebouwen, die de researchafdelingen huisvesten van zo’n 250 Japanse onderzoeksinstituten, universiteiten en multinationale bedrijven als Panasonic.

Bepaald on-Amerikaans daarentegen zijn de comfortabele fietspaden. Ik heb de veertig kilometer, die mijn appartement in het Noorden van Kyoto van Kansai Science City scheidt, fietsend langs de Katsura en Yodo rivier overbrugd op weg naar de Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories, gehuisvest in het Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR). Bij het schrijven van mijn boek Kunstmatig van nature. Onderweg naar Homo sapiens 3.0 raakte ik gefascineerd door de Japanse voorkeur voor androïden, robots die bedrieglijk echt op mensen lijken. Met name de regio Kyoto-Osaka staat hierom bekend en ik maak van mijn verblijf als gasthoogleraar in Kyoto gebruik om me op de hoogte te stellen van de laatste ontwikkelingen.

Jos de Mul. Games as the true organon of philosophy. On Schelling, Huizinga, and playful ontologies. Keynote at the 10th International Philosophy of Games Conference. Malta, November 2, 2016.

This year’s edition focuses on the theme of Knowledge. Games inspire curiosity – as we explore and experiment with a game, our engagement is to a great degree shaped by epistemic processes of inquiry and discovery. What knowledge is learned through playing a game? What does it mean to know a game? We invite papers tackling questions related to epistemology, knowing how versus knowing that, embodied knowledge, normative knowledge of rules, ecological knowledge and affordances, cybernetics, systems theory and knowledge. For more detailed information, jump to http://pocg2016.institutedigitalgames.com/keynotes/

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Jos de Mul. Meeting Erica and OSCAR. On almost living bodies, new media aesthetics, and the East-West divide. Invited lecture at the 20th In ternational Congress of Aesthetics. Seoul, July 26, 2016.

It is often noticed that the attitude towards robots and artificial intelligences in Western culture differs strongly from the attitude in Asia. Whereas in the Western world android robots are under taboo, Asian scientists and artists seem to be fond of  robots that mimic human appearance and behavior. It has been claimed that the differences in attitude towards android robots are connected with differences in worldview and religion. Whereas Asian, interconnected  cultures do not sharply distinguish between human subjects and natural objects, in Western, separative cultures a sharp distinction is being made between active subjects and passive objects. Moreover, in the Christian tradition the creation of living things is traditionally considered to be a taboo (‘Thou shall not play God!’). Although the notion of the ‘uncanny valley’ (the unpleasant feeling evoked by robots or other entities that closely resemble living human beings, such as corpses and zombies was introduced by the Japanese robot specialist Masahiro Mori,  at first sight it seems more applicable to the Western attitude towards android robots than to the Asian attitude.  Taking some prominent European and Asian new media artworks in which artificial life and robots play a prominent role as a starting point, I will focus on the question whether these stereotypes are still valid in contemporary, globalized intercultures.

 
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Jos de Mul. Cognitive space, global brains, and the hive mind An evolutionary account of information and communication technologies. Invited lecture at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto. July 22, 2016.

The emergence of information and communications technologies (ICTs) can be regarded as a milestone in the cognitive evolution of mankind, comparable to the two other major transitions of the cognitive structure of the genus Homo: the development of spoken language, and the invention of writing. In order to fully understand the new cognitive space disclosed by recent information and communication technologies, we have to situate it against the background of these two earlier transitions. It will be argued that new technologies like the internet, wireless communication and brain implants are part of an ongoing construction of a global brain and the emergence of a hive mind. 

Jos de Mul is the 2016  Visiting Professor at the Ritsumeikan University Kyoto. In the Spring Semeseter 2016 he will teach the course Destiny Domesticated. On Greek and Japanese tragedies.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 10:06

Wat wil je nou? De authenticiteitsparadox

Hans Geluk & Joshua Maldonado, Wat wil je nou? De authenticiteitsparadox.Film, interviews, essays. 2016

We doen er alles aan om authentiek te zijn. We kijken reality TV met echte mensen, we laten op Facebook zien hoe uniek we zijn en willen boven alles vooral onszelf zijn.  We denken hierbij volledig vrij te zijn, maar is dat wel zo? Kunnen we spreken van authenticiteit als iedereen het nastreeft? ‘Wat wil je nou?’ onderzoekt met film, interviews en essays de obsessie naar één van de meest uitgeholde begrippen van deze tijd: Authenticiteit.

‘Wat wil je nou?’ onderzoekt met film, interviews en essays de obsessie naar authenticiteit. Onder anderen de filosofen Hans Kennephol, Maarten Doorman en Jos de Mul hebben zich aan dit project verbonden en komen aan het woord in de film. Website: http://watwiljenou.nl/

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 09:54

2016-03-10 (Univers) Nederland regelland

Smout, Bart. Nederland Regelland. Interview met Paul Frissen, Marius Meeuws, Jos de Mul en Arie Trouwhorst. Univers,10 maart 2016, 18-21.

Aan regels en protocollen geen gebrek in Nederland. Des te groter is de schok wanneer er iets gebeurt wat niet de bedoeling is, of het nu gaat om een treinongeluk of om een aangespoelde walvis. Verstikken we ons met regels in een mislukte poging de chaos te beteugelen? “We koesteren graag de illusie dat we het noodlot de baas zijn.”

Denis Noble and Jos de Mul. The self as agent and process: a view from the systems approach. Dialogue at the conference What is it to be human? Utrecht, April 20.
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Jos de Mul. The Turing Test in recent science fiction films. A philosophical analysis against the background of the Turing-Wittgenstein Debate. Invited lecture. Kyoto: Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories, June 21, 2016.

The British mathematician, computer scientist and philosopher Alan Turing (1912 -1954) is not only the inventor of the programmable computer, but also one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence. He also invented the imitation game, a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. This so-called Turing test plays a prominent role in several recent science fiction movies, such as Her (2013), Ex machina(2015), and Uncanny (2015). Against the background of the Turing-Wittgenstein debate on the possibility of thinking machines (1938), I will discuss what these movies tell us about the present prospects with regard to humanoid AI and robot systems.

EricaJosHiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories were founded to encourage and promote studies based on original and unique ideas from Hiroshi Ishiguro, ATR Fellow, who has remarkable achievements on robotics. We have explored new information media based on humanlike robots that harmonize humans with information-environment beyond existing personal computers, while inquiring the question "what is the essence of human beings?"

Erica is an android developed as a research platform for the autonomous conversational robot. We are developing total technology to enable Erica to have natural interaction with persons by integrating various technologies such as voice recognition, human tracking, and natural motion generation. It has nineteen degrees of freedom for face, neck, shoulder, and waist, and can express various facial expressions and some gestural motions. Its appearance is designed for beautiful and neutral female face, by which people can familiarly interact with it. It speaks in synthesized voice. 

Watch movie  Read the article in the International New York Times

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