Nihilism and Technology

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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According to Dr Nolen Gertz, Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy, there is a tendency in technological production called the “leisure-as-liberation” model of technological design.  In this lecture, he will outline how it has evolved from Aristotle to Marx, to today. In addition, Gertz aims to demonstrate how Nietzsche would criticize the idea that we could find liberation through leisure and will introduce Don Ihde’s postphenomenology in order to set up parallels between Nietzsche’s human-nihilism relations and Ihde’s human-technology relations.