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

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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

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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\)

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Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy

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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

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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

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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

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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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Jos de Mul. Horizons of Hermeneutics: Intercultural Hermeneutics in a Globalizing World.  Frontiers of Philosophy in China. Vol. 6, No.…

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Jos de Mul. Photography in the Age of Digital Recombination. Hubei Institute for Fine Arts / Wuhan Art Museum. Wuhan, May 18, 2015.

 

讲座现场 || 数字化操控时代的艺术作品

2015-05-21 

5月 18 日晚,我馆特邀荷兰鹿特丹大学的约斯•德•穆尔(Jos de Mul)教授在湖北美术学院藏龙岛校区举办了主题为《数字化操控时代的艺术作品》的讲座。

【讲座内容实录】

HIFA

我(约斯•德•穆尔)将从本雅明的《机械复制时代的艺术作品》出发,阐述本雅明关于膜拜价值和展示价值的观念, 而后把数据库作为范式模型, 勾勒出创建计算机对象的基本操作, 最后解释为什么说数据库从本体论上把以展示价值为特征的现代艺术作品转变为以操控价值为特征的后现代艺术作品。

概 述

艺术和科技是密切相关的, 艺术家总是在利用媒体(media)不管是那些创作壁画的史前绘画者, 还是那些依靠计算机技术工作的新媒体艺术家。广义的媒体, 意即“传达信息的方式“, 对塑造人类的心灵和经验、认识和感知世界起着关键作用。

本雅明的著作《机械复制时代的艺术作品》提到,独一无二(unique)、奥若蒂克式的(Auratic) 的特点强调了古典艺术品的膜拜价值(cult value), 而机械地(mechanically)复制性的(reproduce)现代艺术品则强调了其展示价值(exhibition value)。然而在数字化重组(digital recombination) 时代, 数据库构成了后现代艺术作品的本体论模型,在此转变中, 展示价值(exhibition value)正被我们所谓的操控价值(manipulation value) 所取代。

本雅明的论述声称是对艺术的分析, 但其实际论域却要广泛得多。同样, 我在数字化重组时代继续本雅明的分析, 论域将超出艺术或美学。还将分析自然和文化的数字化操控, 它是当前“信息时代” 的特征。

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Jos de Mul. Philosophical Anthropology 2.0. In: Jos de Mul. (ed.), Plessner's Philosophical Anthropology. Perspectives and Prospects. Amsterdam/Chicago: Amsterdam University Press/Chicago University Press, 2014, 457-475.


Introduction

The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate the relevance of Helmuth Plessner’s philosophical anthropology in the twenty-first century. In the first part of this chapter, I will argue that the heydays of philosophical anthropology in the first half of the twentieth is closely connected with the (Darwinian) naturalization of the worldview. Whereas the debate on naturalization resulted in an unfruitful opposition between ‘greedy reductionism’ and a no less ‘greedy transcendentism,’ Plessner’s philosophical anthropology, presented in his magnum opus Die Stufen des Organischen undderMensch (1928), offered a promising ‘third way.’

In the second part of this chapter, I will discuss some of the objections that have been raised in the course of the twentieth century against the alleged essentialism and anthropocentrism of the project of philosophical anthropology, and which, at least according to the critics, suggest that philosophical anthropology has to face the same fate as its subject ‘man,’ which - to use the often quoted metaphor of Foucault - is about to be “erased like a face drawn in the sand at the edge of the sea” (Foucault 1970, 387). I will argue that, although Plessner is far from being a hardboiled essentialist or a defender of anthropocentrism, the critiques invite a revision of at least some elements of Plessner’s philosophical anthropology in order to make room for a necessary reflection upon the challenges we face at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

In the third and last part of my chapter, I will argue that such a revi­sion is especially needed in light of neo-Darwinism and the converging technologies that are intertwined with it. These technologies promise - or threaten, depending on one’s perspective - to give Foucault’s ‘End of Man’ a material turn. While classical Darwinism challenged the human place in cosmos mainly in theoretical terms, converging technologies like genetic modification, neuro-enhancement and electronic implants, have the po­tential to ‘overcome’ Homo sapiens sapiens as we know it in a more radical, practical sense.[1] This creates within us a certain urge towards fundamental post-essentialist and post-anthropocentric human self-reflection. The claim I will underpin is that Plessner’s anthropology still offers a fruitful starting point for the development of this ‘philosophical anthropology 2.0.’ I will demonstrate this by a critical re-interpretation of Plessner’s three ‘anthro­pological laws’ in light of the aforementioned converging technologies.

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maandag, 05 januari 2015 16:29

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 Internarrative Identity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Representations of Internarrative Identity is based upon Ajit Maan's breakthrough theory of Internarrative Identity, which deals with one's sense of self as expressed in personal narrative, connecting the formation of identity with life experiences. This book is the first extensive examination of the adaptive qualities of Maan's work within diverse areas of scholarship and practice, including cultural studies, gender studies, computer gaming, and veterinary medicine. United by their research application of Maan's theory, these scholars demonstrate the far-reaching implications of Internarrative Identity.



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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: Guangxi Normal University Press, July 2014.

命运的驯化——悲剧重生于技术精神 内容简介(Content abstract): 本书考察了西方文明试图驯化命运的三种途径:希腊悲剧文化对命运的英雄般的肯定,基督教对神圣天命的谦卑接受,现代技术社会对命运的“否弃”。在此背景下,作者认为技术的不可控性重新把悲剧的维度引入了我们的文化。通过对《解放了的普罗米修斯》《安提戈涅》《美狄亚》等古典悲剧,以及赫尔曼斯与维勒贝克的悲剧小说的广泛考察,作者清晰地阐发了当代视野中的悲剧观,赋予诸如自由意志、决定论和生命的偶然性等哲学论题以崭新的光辉,为审视“悲剧重生于技术精神”提供了一种新颖独特的视角。 命运,迟早会敲每个人的门:一场意外事故,一种吞噬一切的嫉妒,一种无法治愈的疾病,最终的死亡••••••命运,尽管不可避免,尽管难以承受,但它是我们的生活不得不面对的。英雄般地肯定?谦卑地承负?决然地否弃? 著、译者简介(Author and Translator) 约斯•德•穆尔(Jos de Mul) 国际著名美学家,荷兰鹿特丹Erasmus大学哲学教授,信息哲学与传播技术研究院导师,兼美国密歇根大学客座教授、复旦大学客座教授,常任荷兰政府智囊团专家;主要研究领域为美学、艺术哲学、新媒介与信息交流技术哲学、19世纪德国哲学、历史哲学;主要著作有《后现代艺术与哲学的浪漫之欲》《有限性的悲剧:狄尔泰诠释学的生命》《赛博空间的奥德赛——走向虚拟本体论与人类学》等,其著作已被译为多国文字。 麦永雄 北京师范大学文学博士,现为广西师范大学文学院教授、博士生导师,广西师范大学中国语言文学研究所所长、比较文学与世界文学学术带头人,广西师范大学“外国文学史”精品课程主持人,《东方丛刊》主编(2006—2010),已出版论著、译著多部,包括《赛博空间的奥德赛——走向虚拟本体论与人类学》。

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 约斯·德·穆尔 著,吕和应译:《有限性的悲剧:狄尔泰的生命释义学》,上海:上海三联书店出版社2013年版

作者: 约斯·德·穆尔 [荷] Jos de Mul 
出版社: 上海三联书店
副标题: 狄尔泰的生命释义学
原作名: The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life. Yale University Press, 2004/2010.

One of the founders of modern hermeneutics, German philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911) confronted the question of how modern, postmetaphysical human beings can cope with the ambivalence, contingency, and finitude that fundamentally characterize their lives. This book offers a reevaluation and fresh analysis of Dilthey’s hermeneutics of life against the background of the development of philosophy during the past two centuries.

Jos de Mul relates Dilthey’s work to other philosophers who influenced or were influenced by him, including Kant, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Comte, Mill, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Gadamer, and Derrida. Weaving together systematic analysis and historical investigation, de Mul begins the book with an account of the horizon on which Dilthey developed his unfinished masterwork, Critique of Historical Reason. The author then elaborates a systematic reconstruction of Dilthey’s ontology of life, relates the ontology to the work of other twentieth-century philosophers, and positions Dilthey’s thought within current philosophical debate.

Jos de Mul is full professor in philosophical anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Winner of the Praemium Erasmianum Research Prize.
 

"A thorough, insightful account of Dilthey's philosophy, this book offers many valuable new contributions. De Mul argues effectively for Dilthey's relevance today" 
Rudolf Makkreel, Emory University, Atlanta

 "De Mul is an ambitious commentator. He reconstructs both biography and cultural context, and he interprets virtually all of Dilthey's more substantial writings while seeking to engage with his critics. In addition to extensive discussions of Dilthey's own writings, there are long sections on Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Gadamer, and Derrida. In a book that may stand as one of the best and most thorough in the recent critical literature on Dilthey, de Mul successfully tackles all of these challenges"

Espen Hammer, The Review of Metaphysics 60:4 (2007)  Read entire review

In an era of heightened existential vulnerability and awareness of finitude there is a correspondingly heightened need for new contexts of human understanding. Here we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to de Mul for providing us with a superb explication of the thought of Wilhelm Dilthey, whose precocious insights into the finitude and historical contingency of human understanding promise to contribute immeasurably to the widening of its horizons. 

Robert D. Stolorow, Human Studies.A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences (2012) Read entire review 


This work by de Mul is the definitive synthesis on Dilthey available in English. It not only develops the thought of Dilthey chronologically, it also sets his thought in an overall structure that he terms the Critique. This structure solves one of the major problems of Dilthey studies - how to organize his disparate thoughts when no definitive work of his exists. Until this book, most other treatments, while helpful and informative, have not managed to rise to the precision and clarity of this work.
One of most helpful aspects to this book is the author's ability to locate and identify the tensions in Dilthey and provide the structure that is needed to understand them. By describing how ambivalence, contingency, and finitude serve as structuring ideas to Dilthey's thought, the author saves a reader from finding Dilthey contradictory and incomprehensible.
One final aspect of praise for this work is the clarity of thought and writing. A helpful and detailed Table of Contents allows any reader to quickly discover the argument and structure of the book. In addition, most esoteric and technical terms and ideas (including many 19th Century German philosophical concepts) are explained quickly and understandably in a way that allows one unfamiliar with these ideas to follow. These explanations, however, do not sidetrack the argument from its purpose and therefore do not prove distracting to one more familiar with the history and ideas referenced.
In conclusion, after having read many works on Dilthey, I find this to be the clearest, most informative, and best written of them all. Not only will it introduce one to a great philosopher, it will also provide a synthesis of his thought that is invaluable.

 Amazon.com review of reader

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(together with V. Frissen, M. de Lange, S. Lammes & J. Raessens, eds.), Playful identities. The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015.

Digital media technologies increasingly shape how people relate to the world, to other people and to themselves. This prompts questions about present-day mediations of identity. This book explores the notion of play as a heuristic lens to look at changing media practices and identity construction. Playful media culture is analyzed far beyond its apparent manifestation in computer games. The central argument of the book is that play and games nowadays are not only appropriate metaphors to capture post-modern human identities, but also the very means by which people reflexively construct their identity.

Playful Identities presents academic research at the intersection of media theory, play and games studies, social sciences and philosophy. The book carves out a cross-disciplinary domain that connects the most recent insights from play and game studies, media research, and identity studies.

Valerie Frissen is ceo of the SIDN Fund and professor of ict & Social Change at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Sybille Lammes is associate professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick.

Michiel de Lange is a part-time lecturer New Media Studies at Utrecht University.

Jos de Mul is full professor of Philosophy of Man and Culture at the Faculty of Philosophy of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Joost Raessens is full professor of Media Theory at the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University.

“An illuminating study on the increasingly complexity of ludic media and technologies of the self.”
– Prof. Dr. Mathias Fuchs, Leuphana University Lüneburg

“What a brilliant, refreshing, and positively playful approach to the ludic imperative. These are the smartest, most articulate, and up-to-date essays on this subject, by the very people creating this field of study.”
– Douglas Rushkoff, author, Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed, and Playing the Future.

Thanks to a  grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) this book can be downloaded for free in the OApen Library (Open Access Publishing in European Networks).

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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 978-7-307-08019-5
RMB 42.00

An erudite and wide-ranging discussion of postmodernism and romanticism in twentieth-century art and philosophy.

 

In this erudite and wide-ranging discussion of postmodernism and romanticism in twentieth-century art and philosophy, Jos de Mul sheds a fascinating light on the ambivalent character of our present culture, which oscillates between modern enthusiasm and postmodern irony. Along the way, he engages the work of such thinkers as Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Habermas, Lacan, Barthes, and Derrida; visual artists Magritte and Stella; poets George and Coleridge; and composers Schonberg, Cage, and Reich, among others, providing a sort of intellectual history of Romantic, Modernist, and Postmodernist "tempers."

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Jos de Mul, Polycentricity and poly(ex)centricity - next levels of positionality? On telepresence, social insects, craniopagus twins & global brains. Invited lecture at the conference 'Natürliche Künstlichkeit’. Plessners anthropologisches Grundgesetz: Logik und Deutungskraft. Heidelberg: FEST, February 16.-17, 2018. 
 

Unsere Gesellschaft steht in den nächsten Jahren vor gewaltigen Herausforderungen. Bis 2050 soll die Transformation zu einer zukunftsfähigen Wirtschaft gelingen. Effizienz und Suffizienz sind hier die Schlagworte. In der politischen und praktischen Diskussion stehen beide Begriffe für unterschiedliche konzeptionelle Ansätze. Die Tagung will einen Beitrag zur Aufklärung dieser Konzepte leisten und Gestaltungsideen diskutieren. 

Bei Effizienz geht es primär um einen möglichst verbesserten Energie- und Ressourceneinsatz sowie eine minimale Umweltbelastung durch Emissionen und Abfälle. Dieses Konzept wird von Politik, Wirtschaft und Allgemeinheit zumeist positiv bewertet. Man glaubt, mit Effizienz die bisherige Wirtschafts- und Lebens-weise, ja sogar das Wirtschaftswachstum fortsetzen zu können, wenn auch in „begrünter“ Form und ohne größere Einschnitte. Dem stehen allerdings vielfach so genannte Rebound-Effekte entgegen: Mögliche Effizienzgewinne werden zunichte gemacht, weil Effizienzsteigerungen durch erhöhte Nutzung und Güterproduktion kompensiert werden.

Das Konzept der Suffizienz dagegen stellt das vorherrschende „Immer weiter, immer schneller, immer mehr“ bewusst in Frage. Dabei kommt neben der Warenproduktion und Erwerbsarbeit der informelle Sektor neu in den Blick – also Eigenarbeit, Selbstversorgung, gemeinsame Nutzung und Tausch von Gütern.
In der öffentlichen Debatte werden Effizienz und Suffizienz oft als gegensätzliche, sich ausschließende Strategien aufgefasst. Effizienz gilt häufig als wachstumsfördernd, Suffizienz dagegen vom Prinzip her als wachstumsmindernd. Wie so oft wird aber das Entweder-Oder der komplexen Realität nicht gerecht.

In dieser Veranstaltung sollen verschiedene Aspekte der beiden Strategieansätze und ihr Zusammenwirken beleuchtet und analysiert werden. Denn Effizienz und Suffizienz sind nicht immer trennbar, insbesondere nicht im Zeitablauf. Anhand konkreter Beispiele werden im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung die Zusammenhänge veranschaulicht.

Gepubliceerd in: Lectures
Jos de Mul. Exzentrische Positionalität 2.0. Keynote at the conference Mensch und Welt im Zeichen der
Digitalisierung. Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, January 18 & 19, 2018.

Digitalisierung ist ein ebenso prominentes wie vielfältiges Phänomen – man könnte nachgerade von einem empty signifier sprechen. Veränderungen von Kommunikationswegen über das Internet, Algorithmisierung der Arbeitswelt, digitale Überwachung, virtual reality, Selbstvermessung, Pflegeroboter, diet tracking, artificial intel-ligence – die Liste der mit Digitalisierung verbundenen Phänomene ist ebenso heterogen wie unabschließbar. 
Viel ist angesichts dieser unübersehbaren Veränderungen über Digitalisierung bereits geforscht worden – und wiederum entsteht eine heterogene Vielfalt unterschiedlicher Phänomenzugriffe. Die Tagung schlägt einen spezifischen Schnitt durch diese Vielfalt vor. Weder soll dabei die angedeutete Vielfalt empirisch (etwa durch Fokussierung auf eine Digitalisierung der Ernährung), noch durch eine Vorab-Definition des Digitalen eingeengt werden (etwa durch Fokussierung auf Algorithmen).
Vielmehr gilt es, Digitalisierung aus einer spezifischen Theorieperspektive zu betrachten: der Perspektive der philosophischen Anthropologie Helmuth Plessners. Es geht mithin um die Frage, inwieweit sich das Verhältnis von Mensch und Welt im Zeichen von Digitalisierung verändert.

Die Tagung ist als Nachwuchstagung konzipiert, die von Studierenden der Leuphana Universität aus einem Seminarkontext heraus gestaltet wird. Als key note speaker sind Prof. Dr. Gesa Lindemann und Prof. Dr. Jos de Mul an der Konferenz beteiligt.

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Johannes Burow, Lou-Janna Daniels, Gianna-Maria Henkel, Anna Kaiser, Clemens Klinkhammer, Josefine Kulbatzki, Alexander Lange, Yannik Schütte
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Jos de Mul. Database Identity. Invited lecture at the Herrenhausen conference Society through the Lens of the Digital. Hannover, May 31-June 2, 2017.

New information and communication technologies are changing the very nature of human identity. In my talk, I will argue that they facilitate a change from narrative to a database identity. Narrative identity is what has traditionally defined people. A narrative identity can be complex, multilayered and dynamic, but it is strung out over a spatio-temporal continuum and has a certain logic and coherence through time. It forms a tissue of stories that makes a person, defining who she is. This narrative identity is being giving way, increasingly, to a database identity. With a database identity a person’s experience, qualities and characteristics all become entries in a database. These can be called up, assembled and re-assembled in never-ending set of combinations. Database identity is a post-modernization of identity. It is a playful pastiche of qualities and characteristics, decoupled from their context of origin and from their role in a person’s history.

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