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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Bruno Accarino, Jos de Mul and Hans-Peter Krüger (eds.). Internationales Jahrbuch für Philosophische Anthropologie. Band 3 / International Yearbook for Philosophical Anthropology. Volume 2. R. Becker, J. Fischer & M. Schloßberger, (eds). Dezentrierungen. Zur Konfrontation von Philosophischer Anthropologie, Strukturalismus und Poststrukturalismus. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2012, 364 p.

Die Philosophische Anthropologie ist in der Forschung bislang vor allem zum Existenzialismus und zur Kritischen Theorie in Beziehung gesetzt worden. Das erstaunt wenig, wenn man die Wirkungsmacht dieser beiden Pradigmen bedenkt.

Ertragreicher ist jedoch der bisher vernachlässigte Vergleich mit Strukturalismus und Poststrukturalismus, da hier der Anteil an gemeinsamen Problemen und Fragestellungen größer ist, was jede Diskussion von vornherein interessanter macht: Berührt sich die Philosophische Anthtropologie mit dem Strukturalismus nicht insofern in einer Abkehr vom Historismus, als beide Traditionen nach der Rolle durchlaufender Strukturen fragen, die den Zugang zu den Phänomenen regulieren? Und trifft sie sich nicht zugleich mit der vom Poststrukturalismus artikulierten Kritik an der Verabsolutierung dieser Regelsysteme, wenn sie auf der Geschichtlichkeit und Lebendigkeit der Praktiken besteht, in denen die Subjekte ihre Identität erst ausbilden, aber auch aufs Spiel setzen? Die Beiträge des Bandes zeichnen das Streitgespäch zwischen den drei Strömungen nach und diskutieren deren Gemeinsamkeiten.

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Jos de Mul. Gast inSchepper & Co aan Tafel. Gezocht: bezielde leiders voor gezagscrisis, uitgezonden op 11 maart 2013.

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Het vertrouwen in gezag heeft op verschillende plekken in onze samenleving flinke deuken opgelopen. Bankiers graaien, bestuurders frauderen, wetenschappers verdraaien feiten en ook de kerk mist autoriteit.Hoe kan een leider dat gezag en vertrouwen op een geloofwaardige manier herstellen?Jacobine Geel ontvangt godsdienstpsycholoog Joke van Saane. Zij schreef een boek over geloofwaardig leiderschap. Volgens filosoof Jos de Mul laten leiders te veel hun oren hangen naar de publieke opinie. En Marcel Wintels, die als interim-bestuurder orde op zaken stelde bij onderwijsinstelling Amarantis, vertelt over het belang van betrokkenheid en bezieling.Schepper &Co aan tafel is een NCRV programma over actuele ontwikkelingen rondom levensbeschouwing en spiritualiteit. Een programma over mensen en de manier waarop zij in het leven staan.De tv-uitzending is elke maandag om 17:09 op Nederland 2 te zien.

 

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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.

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Monday, 04 March 2013 08:56

Bang voor techniek

Bang voor de techniek. Interview met Floortje Vissers. Website VPRO Labyrint. 1 maart 2013.

Stel je zit in een vliegtuig zonder cockpit. Geen knipperende lichtjes en knopjes, geen ramen en geen piloot. Voor de meeste mensen is het geen fijn idee om in een vliegtuig te stappen zonder piloot. Zelfs wanneer objectief is vastgesteld dat het een veilige manier van vliegen is. Waar komt deze angst vandaan?

De angst voor onbemande vliegtuigen is niet zonder ironie, aldus hoogleraar Wijsgerige antropologie aan de Erasmus Universiteit Jos de Mul. De meeste vliegrampen worden veroorzaakt door menselijke fouten en niet door technologische fouten. Dus wanneer je er een piloot bij zet betekent dit niet automatisch dat het goed gaat. De Mul: “De angst is niet geheel gegrond omdat veel van de huidige vliegtuigen al bijna helemaal geautomatiseerd bestuurd worden”. De stap naar vliegtuigen zonder piloot is niet groot zegt De Mul. Zo zou het zomaar kunnen dat je over twintig jaar naar je vakantiebestemming in Spanje vliegt in een vliegtuig zonder piloot. Sommige mensen worden hier bang van omdat ze zich er niks bij kunnen voorstellen. Het is nog onbekend en geeft een gevoel van onveiligheid.

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.
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Saturday, 23 February 2013 19:33

2013/05/15 (Utrecht) Panel Chinese Philosophy

Jos de Mul. Deelname Panel Chinese Philosophy. Philosopher's Rally. Utrecht. May 15, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, 23 February 2013 19:27

2013/06/02 (Wien) Diltheyan epigenetics

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).

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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.

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Jos de Mul, eLife. From biology to technology and back again, in P. Bruno and S.Campbell (Eds.), The Science, Politics and Ontology of Life-Philosophy. London: Bloomsbury, 2013, 93-107.

One of the most striking developments in the history of the sciences over the past fifty years has been the gradual moving towards each other of biology and computer science and their increasing tendency to overlap. Two things may be held responsible for that. The first is the tempestuous development of molecular biology which followed the first adequate description, in 1953, of the structure of the double helix of the DNA, the carrier of hereditary information. Biologists therefore became increasingly interested in computer science, the science which focuses, among other things, on the question what information really is and how it is encoded and transferred. No less important was that it would have been impossible to sequence and decipher the human genome without the use of ever stronger computers. This resulted in a fundamental digitalization of biology. This phenomenon is particularly visible in molecular biology, where DNA-research increasingly moves from the analogical world of biology to the digital world of the computer.[1]

In their turn, computer scientists have become increasingly interested in biology. One of the highly promising branches of computer science which has developed since the 1950s was the research into artificial intelligence and artificial life. Although the expectations were high – it was predicted that within some decades computers and robots would exist whose intelligence would exceed by far that of man – success remained limited to some specific areas, in spite of the spectacular development of information technologies in the past decades. It is true that, more than fifty years later, we have computers which can defeat the chess world champion, but in many areas toddlers and beetles still perform better than the most advanced computers. Top down programming of artificial intelligence and artificial life turned out to be much less simple than expected. This not only resulted in the fact that computer scientists started to study in depth the fundamental biological question what life basically is, but it also inspired them to use a bottom up approach, which consists of having computers and robots develop ‘themselves’ in accordance with biological principles.

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Jos de Mul, Keynote lecture at the conference  The Shape of Diversity to Come: Global Community, Global Archipelago, or a New Civility? Erasmus University Rotterdam, January 25, 2013. 

Shape of_Diversity_to_Come_Banner625The nation state, imagined as a formation encompassing a culturally unified people, is now straining under the challenges of globalization and the revolution in communication technology. This conference will consider the dynamic changes that are currently taking place with respect to cultural and religious diversity as a result of the explosion in communication technologies, address the conflicts they give rise to, and discuss the ramifications for both law and politics.

Two views on the impact of communication and information technology dominate the scholarship: one in which communication leads to the emergence of a global community and an interconnected global culture; and a second in which it leads to an archipelago of communities that do not necessarily converge with the boundaries nation states, i.e. to a cultural Balkanization of the world across national borders.

This conference will also address a third alternative. Instead of presenting the implications of the networked information and communication infrastructure in the opposing metaphors of a global community or a global archipelago, one can also argue for a normative understanding of what is at stake. Instead of endorsing either utopian notions of global community or dystopian fears of an Internet with walled gardens, one can vouch for an internet that allows for interconnectivity without accepting the increased personalization that leads to unprecedented surveillance and social sorting in both the private and the public sphere.

We hope this conference will be a stimulating gathering of scholars from different disciplines and increase our understanding of the legal and political implications of globalization and communication technology for national and cultural identity.

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