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. (Cyber)Space Odysee. Inleiding tot Kubriks meesterwerk. Lezing georganiseerd door de Wijsgerige Faculteitsvereniging ERA. Wenneker Cinema Schiedam, 23 november 2021.

Stanley Kubricks film 2001: A Space Odyssey wordt terecht beschouwd als een van de hoogtepunten uit de geschiedenis van de sciencefiction. De uit 1968 stammende film wordt niet alleen geroemd vanwege zijn grote artistieke kwaliteiten en zijn nog altijd verbazingwekkende (analoge) special effects, maar vooral ook vanwege de ideeënrijkdom die er uit spreekt. Wanneer we vanuit 2021 terugblikken op de film, realiseren we ons dat de film niet alleen gaat over een odyssee door de ruimte., maar evenzeer om een odyssee door cyberspace!

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Jos de Mul. Cyber Homo Ludens. Contribution to the Panel Discussion of the conference Videogames and High Culture. BariDecember 17, 2021.

What are they, but most of all, what could videogames be?

To what extent old and new generations are influenced and “educated”, whether directly or indirectly, conscious or unconscious, by video-recreational applications developed for the global market?

What is the existing relationship between High culture, in the complexity of its own definition, and the world of digital entertainment?

In 2018 Fabio Belsanti,  game designer with a historian background, Roberto Talamo, a literature theorist and lecturer, and Elisa Di Lorenzo, CEO Untold Games, questioned themselves and, at the same time, asked a first group of scholars/academics and developers, these and many more questions with the purpose to feed the international debate on the complex and multifaceted universe of videogames.

In the spirit of the great essay Homo Ludens by Johan Huizinga the project has been designed with a clear multidisciplinary intent and will try to follow several directions involving in the definition of questions and answers academics and developers from everywhere in the world

 
Jos de Mul. Is life an illusion? Lecture Studium Generale Erasmus University. Rotterdam: Campus Woudenstein, Erasmus Paviljoen, December 7, 2021.

“You take the blue pill...the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill...you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”

Is life merely a simulation? When the Matrix released in 1999, the movie dealing with this question became a global phenomenon. And while the story of robots controlling our very reality might have seemed a silly science fiction premise then, the idea of life being a mere simulation kept philosopher Descartes up for nights back in the 1600’s. What other philosophical ideas are there to be found in The Matrix?

In December, The Matrix Resurrections will be released in cinemas, more than 15 years after the original trilogy ended. The series was known for the many philosophical ideas it brought to the big screen. From Plato’s famous allegory of the cave, to Descartes’ ideas of a ‘deceiving demon’. The directors of the movie even made all actors read philosophical works before the movie started filming. In this lecture, professor of philosophy Jos de Mul will look back at the old trilogy, and forwards towards the new movie, and he will tell us what we can learn philosophically from these films. Moreover, he will go into detail on the influence the movie has had on society. Think, for example, of the controversial ‘Red Pill’ movement that developed over the past decade. He will use excerpts from the films to analyze the movies to the greatest detail.

Jos. de Mul. Help, ik ben een database! Lezing in het kader van detentoonstelling Bits of You. Amsterdam: Museum Nemo, 18 november, 2021. Te beluisteren in Soundcloud en ook als Podcast in ListenNotes.

Weet een algoritme wat ik wil voordat ik dat zelf weet? Met de komst van de informatietechnologie gingen we ons brein opvatten als een computer en onze genen als ‘de code van het leven’. Nu wordt ons hele leven in digitale stukjes opgeslagen in databases, die met behulp van algoritmes worden geanalyseerd. In deze lezing vertelt filosofische antropoloog Jos de Mul over de consequenties hiervan voor ons zelfbegrip, onze vrijheid en onze verantwoordelijkheid. 

Jos de Mul. De transitie naar Homo Sapiens 3.0. Lezing in het kader van de NextTransitions lezingen 2021. Rotterdam/Teams, 5 november, 2021, 12:00-13:00. Toegang via het openbare Teams kanaal Next Transitions.

De minor Natuur, Mens en Technologie van Hogeschool Rotterdam organiseert in samenwerking met Kenniscentrum Creating010 vier inspirerende online lezingen via Teams in het kader van ‘Next Transitions’: actuele maatschappelijke uitdagingen met een blik op de nabije toekomst.
Je bent van harte uitgenodigd om te participeren bij een of meerdere lezingen.
Je hoeft je niet aan te melden. Ga gewoon op het juiste tijdstip via deze link naar het openbare Teams kanaal ‘Next Transitions’ en sluit aan bij de videocall. Je kunt ook naar het Teams kanaal via de code: zhonri6, dan ben je lid van de Next Transitions community.
De lezingen zijn onderdeel van het programma van de minor Natuur, Mens en Technologie en zijn ook toegankelijk voor genodigden. Een lezing bestaat uit een presentatie, vragen en een discussie, onder leiding van een moderator. We hebben beperkte tijd. Daarom is het de bedoeling dat je je van te voren voorbereidt, zodat een geïnformeerde discussie mogelijk is. Er is voor iedere lezing materiaal beschikbaar. Zie hiervoor het onderstaande programma:

Jos de Mul. Van stethoscoop naar datascoop. Een kwestie van vertrouwen? Lezing Slotconferentie eGGZ Centrum: Sneller, beter, hoe? Marketing & Innovatie voor meer e-metal Health. Amsterdam: IJsfontein, 21 november 2019.

Bewezen effectieve e-mental health kan ervoor zorgen dat mensen met psychische problemen sneller grip krijgen op het leven. Toch zien we dat instellingen, maar ook verzekeraars aarzelen om
e-mental health in te zetten. Hoe komt dat? Wat is er nodig om e-mental health te stimuleren? Is er wel voldoende kennis over e-mental health? Kan marketing hiervoor een oplossing bieden en zo ja, hoe dan?

Organisaties die e-mental health willen gebruiken moeten hiervoor open staan. Vooral therapeuten en ook verzekeraars lijken nog huiverig te zijn voor dit soort innovaties en vaak zijn organisaties er niet goed voor toegerust. Hoe voer je binnen je organisatie innovaties door? 

In de eindconferentie van het eGGZ Centrum als project willen we dieper op deze vragen ingaan.

Jos de Mul. The Task of Philosophical Anthropology in the Age of Converging Technologies. Keynote at the conference Philosophische Anthropologie als interdisziplinäre Praxis. Max Scheler, Helmuth Plessner und Nicolai Hartmann in Köln – historische und systematische Perspektiven. Universität Köln, 5 November, 2019.

 

06.–09. November 2019, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Köln

Tagung des Research Lab der a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne in Kooperation mit der Hartmann-, Plessner- und Scheler-Gesellschaft

Wissenschaftliche Koordination: Andreas Speer & Erik Norman Dzwiza Organisation und Ausarbeitung Matthias Schloßberger

Jos de Mul. Turing for movie lovers. Artificial intelligence in Her, Ex Machina, and Uncanny. Amsterdam, Studium Generale Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, 20 januari 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). In his lecture Jos de Mul will discuss what these movies tell us about the present hopes and fears that surround artificial intelligence and robots.

Jos de Mul. Database Identity: between construction and control. Invited lecture at the 1st Thinkers’ Summit of Translingual Communication on Life: Data, Symbol and Wisdom. Beijing: Department of Journalism and Communication. Beijing University, January 10-11, 2016.
Jos de Mul. Encyclopedias, hive minds and global brains. A cognitive evolutionary account of Wikipedia. Invited lecture at the Conference 'Reading Wikipedia', Trippenhuis Building KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam, 23 november 2015.


International Academic Conference 'Reading Wikipedia'

10:00 - 17:00

One day academic conference in the KNAW on the occasion of the Erasmus Prize 2015 for the Wikipedia Community. Researchers, authors, activists and policy makers address topical issues around Wikipedia.

 

The Uniqueness of Wikipedia as a Platform
Keynote speech by José van Dijck, president KNAW (Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences).

Wikipedia and the Quest for Universal Knowledge
On the historical, cultural and philosophical aspects of Wikipedia. With Charles van den Heuvel, Jos de Mul, Sabine Niederer and Erinç Salor. Moderated by Frank van Vree.

Wikipedia as a Memory Institution. The Limits of the Open Model
On the role of knowledge institutions, freedom of information, public media and copyright. With Victoria Anderica, Phoebe Ayers, Christophe Depreter, Dimitar Dimitrov, Andres Guadamuz, Lucie Guibault, Bregtje van der Haak, Julia Reda and Heijo Ruijsenaars. Moderated by Paul Keller.

The Research Affordances of Wikipedia
On how Wikipedia itself can be a new source for academic research. With Fabian Flöck, Mark Graham, Brent Hecht, Ellen Rutten and Tommaso Venturini. Moderated by Richard Rogers.

Jointly organised by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, University of Amsterdam, European Cultural Foundation and Kennisland.
Entrance free of charge. Registration via KNAW.

Jos de Mul. The biotechnological sublime. Lecture at the Vrij Nederland Everything is algorithm session at the Brainwash Festival. Amsterdam, Agnietenkapel, 5PM, October 24, 2015.

Every once in a while we experience something extraordinary, something that lifts you above everyday reality . Such ‘awesome’ experiences might happen when we come across a magnificent landscape, hear a piece of music that really moves us, or when we fall deeply in love. Traditionally these kinds of extraordinary experiences are called “sublime”. In the following I will present some reflections on one particular kind of sublimity: the technological.

I will develop my  argument in three parts. First I will point out the meaning and history of the concept of the sublime. Next, I will argue that in de twentieth century, the sublime has transformed from a natural to a technological category. In the third and last part I will defend the thesis that in the age of sublime algorithms, the  sublime becomes a natural category again, which leaves us with some uncanny questions.

Jos de Mul. Encyclopedias, hive minds and global brains. A cognitive evolutionary account of Wikipedia. Invited lecture at the Being Forum 2015. Beijing: Beijing University, November 7, 2015.

The Beijing Forum, initiated in 2004, is an annual event placed under the auspices of the Beijing Municipal Government. It is endorsed by the State Council and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and co-sponsored by Peking University, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies. The November 2015 edition will mark its twelfth successful session.

The Beijing Forum, organized by Peking University, encourages the study of the humanities and social sciences in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to facilitate international academic exchanges and trans-cultural discussions in order to foster social development, harmony between civilizations, and greater prosperity for mankind.

Held annually in Beijing, a city with a deep cultural tradition, the forum is an international academic event that advocates civilizational harmony, It brings together the world’s most eminent thinkers in order to stimulate the academic and cultural exchanges that are crucial for world peace and social progress. During the past years, the Beijing Forum has gathered a wealth of invaluable suggestions and insights that has helped generate outstanding academic advancement in the Asia Pacific region and around the world. The 2015 annual conference will uphold the Beijing Forum’s reputation, developed over the last decade, as one of the leading academic forums in the world.

Jos de Mul, Human Nature after Neo-Darwinism. Keynote lecture at the Conference Human Nature. Human Philosophy Project. Oxford University & University of Warsaw. Warsaw: September 24, 2015.

On the 24th-26th of September, 2015 the Humane Philosophy Project, in collaboration with the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion, and the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion will hold a three day conference on the theme 'Human Nature'.

This event will take place at the central campus of the University of Warsaw.

A call for papers can be viewed here.