Embedded in the Department of Philosophy's rich tradition of philosophical inquiry, the research group of the Chair Philosophy of Media and Technology focuses on philosophical questions related to technologies and media. Bringing to bear philosophical approaches and arguments on new developments in technology, e.g. in robotics, artificial intelligence, and related fields, the group aims to make contributions to philosophy in a way that is relevant to society and its future in a global context.
The group’s research reflects on concepts such as knowledge, language, responsibility, the social, ontology, narrativity, (post)humanity, and so on, draws on various philosophical traditions including for instance phenomenology, hermeneutics, pragmatism, and virtue ethics, and links to other fields in philosophy including ethics and moral philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, philosophical anthropology, and philosophy of language. In addition, efforts are made to collaborate with other disciplines (e.g. engineering, social sciences) and with relevant work outside academia such as policy and art.
This website provides an overview of the group and its activities, including the team and its ongoing teaching and research projects.
News of all sorts, including upcoming conferences and other events can be found here.
Information about members of the research group and other affiliated members can be accessed here.
If you are interested in research, previous and forthcoming publications, given talks or in research projects, you can find information here.
For information about this term's lectures held by the research group's members, please go to TEACHING.
Picture courtesy (all portrait and group photos on this homepage): Nana Thurner
Sources of banner photos:
"Salford Institute for Dementia" by Robotics Dept., University of Salford Press Office via Flickr Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)
"Broden flying the Hexacopter" by Ed Schipul via Flickr Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)
"Cyborg manual" by runran via Flickr Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)
"Matrix" by Pai Shih via Flickr Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0)