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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Paniek in de Polder. Polytiek in tijden van populisme

Paniek in de Polder. Polytiek in tijden van populisme

Jos de Mul. Paniek in de Polder. Polytiek in tijden van populisme. Rotterdam: Lemniscaat, februari 2017. Uitgebreide en geactualiseerde editie…

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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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PedoBot® is niet boos, maar wel verdrietig (en soms opgewonden)

PedoBot® is niet boos, maar wel verdrietig (en soms opgewonden)

Jos de Mul. PedoBot® is niet boos, maar wel verdrietig (en soms opgewonden). Over intelligente robots, emoties en sociale interactie.…

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Kunstmatig van nature. Onderweg naar Homo sapiens 3.0

Kunstmatig van nature. Onderweg naar Homo sapiens 3.0

Jos de Mul, Kunstmatig van nature. Onderweg naar Homo sapiens 3.0.  Rotterdam: Lemiscaat: 2016. ISBN 978 90 477 0925 1…

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2017-11-25 (Trouw) Hoe ik bijna boeddhist werd

2017-11-25 (Trouw) Hoe ik bijna boeddhist werd

Jos de Mul. Hoe ik bijna boeddhist werd. Trouw. Bijlage Letter en Geest, 25 november 2017, 14-18. Het gastenverblijf van…

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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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Wittgenstein 2.0. Philosophical reading and writing after the mediatic turn

Wittgenstein 2.0. Philosophical reading and writing after the mediatic turn

Jos de Mul. Wittgenstein 2.0: Philosophical reading and writing after the mediatic turn. In: A. Pichler & H. Hrachovec (eds.) Wittgenstein and…

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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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2016-08-20 (Vrij Nederland) In Japan heeft Erica een ziel

2016-08-20 (Vrij Nederland) In Japan heeft Erica een ziel

Jos de Mul. In Japan heeft Erica een ziel. Vrij Nederland, 20 augustus 2016, 41-45. Kansai Science City doet op…

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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. Interview met Mieke Paans over Paniek in de polder. Oba Live (radio en tv), 31 maart 2011, 19.00-19.30.

OBA LiveWat is er toch loos met het vanouds zo tolerante Nederland? In zijn boek Paniek in de polder analyseert hoogleraar filosofie Jos de Mul met de nodige humor de onvrede met onze parlementaire democratie en de opkomst van het populisme. 

BA Live met Mieke Spaans: talkshow over cultuur, politiek, moraal en wetenschap van 19.00-20.00 uur op Radio 5. SALTO zendt OBA Live uit via kabeltv in de regio Amsterdam.

Klik op de afbeelding om het programma te bekijken.

 

 

The googlization of the Brain? De impact van nieuwe media op ons denken. Ruby Tuesday Lezing in het kader van de Week van de mediawijsheid. SCHUNCK Heerlen, 22 november 2011, 20.00.

donderdag, 10 november 2011 17:10

Performance at the NextNature PowerShow

2011-11-05JosInStadsschouwburgAdam 250_x_188

Performing God's Browser: the Biotechnological Sublime, together with media artist Geert Mul at the NextNature Powershow in the Stadschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam, November 5, 2011.

More pictures of the NextNature Powershow .

Report of Max Bruin.

Read more about the NextNature Powershow on the websiteof the NextNature Net.

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 druk,1995.
ISBN 978 90 8687 073 8
€ 24,95 (Bestel)

Mensen worden gekenmerkt door een onverzadigbaar verlangen de zin van hun bestaan te doorgronden en hun leven tot een harmonieus geheel te maken. Na het verlies van de evidenties van het geloof heeft dit verlangen in de moderne tijd andere beddingen gezocht. Volgens de romantische kunstenaars en filosofen biedt slechts een esthetisering van het leven uitzicht op een harmonieus bestaan. Daarbij gaat dit romantische enthousiasme gepaard met een tragisch besef van de uiteindelijke onvervulbaarheid van het verlangen naar eenheid. De romantiek loopt daarmee vooruit op de postmoderne twijfel en ironie met betrekking tot de ‘maakbaarheid’ van harmonie.

In dit boek wordt deze romantische ambivalentie aan de hand van concrete voorbeelden uit de literatuur, beeldende kunst en muziek belicht en in verband gebracht met het eveneens ambivalente karakter van onze huidige, tussen modernisme en postmodernisme oscillerende cultuur. In deze heruitgave is in navolging van de Amerikaanse uitgave van het boek een hoofdstuk toegevoegd over virtuele romantiek, dat handelt over de spanning tussen ‘het digitale verlangen naar oneindigheid’ en de onvermijdelijke crash.

Klik op de 'Lees meer' link voor recensies, interviews, en sociale media.

Jos de Mul. The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey's Hermeneutics of Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010 (second edition - eBook), 424 p.

First edition: 2004
ISBN: 780300097733
Cloth: US $52.00 (Order); €33,99 (Bestel)


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

 

woensdag, 02 november 2011 10:52

Database aesthetics

 

ArtSaladThe psychoanalyst Abraham Maslov once remarked that for someone who only has a hammer, everything appears to be a nail. For a globaliz ing culture, in which the computer rapidly has become the main instrument, the world becomes a gigantic database.

 Jos de Mul. De groteske reductie. Of: wat ik van Oudemans heb afgeleerd. In: H. van Kampen en T.E. Jaroszek (red.), Th.C.W. Oudemans. 60, Leiden: Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte, 2011, 

155-161.

 

Tekst, beeld, spraak, communicatie, vriendschap, liefde en haat zijn gedigitaliseerde databestanden. Wie daarbuiten zoekt naar iets onberekenbaars, iets geestelijks, iets emotioneels, iets cultureels, die zoekt vergeefs en geeft nogmaals blijk van de aanzuigende werking van de grote reductie.

Wouter Oudemans 

Niet zozeer als poging tot communicatie, uit vriendschap, liefde of haat, maar als eerbetoon aan ‘Oudemans’ denken’ voldoe ik graag aan het verzoek om ter gelegenheid van Th.C.W. Oudemans’ zestigste verjaardag een korte bespiegeling aan dat denken te wijden. Op het gevaar af daardoor in filosofologisch vaarwater te verzeilen, zal ik dat doen aan de hand van twee van de voorbeeldvragen die Hadewijck van Kampen bij haar uitnodiging voorlegde: “Wat heeft u van Oudemans geleerd?” en “Waar heeft Oudemans het bij het verkeerde eind?” In het geval van deze bijzondere jubilaris, zo zal ik betogen, raken deze vragen elkaar, zonder geheel samen te vallen. Dat is althans mijn ervaring.

Frank Maet. Nieuwe artistieke tijden. Een filosofische kritiek van een door technologie bepaalde kunst. [New artistic times. A philosophical critique of the relation between art and technology]. Proefschrift Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. PhD supervisors: Prof.dr. J. de Mul and Prof.dr. P. de Graeve (Catholic Universitety Leuven).
PhD defense: 17 november, 2011.

PhD Committee:
Prof.dr. G. Groot (Faculty of Philosophy. Erasmus University Rotterdam / Faculty of Arts, Radboud University Nijmegen)
Prof.dr. A. van den Braembussche (Faculty Arts and Philosophy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Prof.dr. Th. de Duve (Département d'arts plastiques, Université Lille 3).

 
English Summary: New artistic times. A philosophical critique of the relation between art and technology

My research concerns the contemporary relation between art and technology, and focuses on the critical potential of their interaction. In each chapter another dimension of the relationship is thought through: the present-day situation of the art world (chapter 1); the history of art of the 20th and 21st century (chapter 2); the metaphysical dimension of art and technology (chapter 3); the (post)kantian philosophy of art (chapter 4); postkantian art criticism (chapter 5). In the 6th and last chapter all analyses are brought together in relation to a recent work of art: the movie Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno. In this last chapter I also present a new image of art: “the art of transitivity”.

Jos de Mul. 赛 博 空 间 的 奥 德 赛 [Saibo Konjian De Aodesai]. Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2007, 332 p.

Translation of: Jos de Mul, Cyberspace Odyssee. Kampen: Klement, 2002.
ISBN: 978-7-5633-6454-1
RMB 38.00 

 

The emergence of the hominids, more than five million years ago, marked the start of the human odyssey through space and time. This book deals with the last stage of this fascinating journey: the exploration of cyberspace and cybertime. Through the rapid global implementation of information and communication technologies, a new realm for human experience and imagination has been disclosed. Reversely, these postgeographical and posthistorical technologies have started to colonize our bodies and minds. Taking Homer’s Odyssey and Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as his starting point, the author investigates the ‘informatization of the worldview’, focusing on its implications for our culture–arts, religion, and science–and, ultimately, our form of life.

Moving across a wide range of disciplines, varying from philosophical anthropology and palaeontology to information theory, and from astrophysics to literary, film and new media studies, the author discusses our ‘cyberspace odyssey’ from a reflective position beyond euphoria and nostalgia. His analysis is as profound as nuanced and deals with issues that will be high on the agenda for many decades to come.

In 2003 a Dutch Edition of Cyberspace Odyssey received the Socrates Prize for the best philosophy book published in Dutch.

Horizons of  hermeneutics. Globalization and intercultural interpretation. Guest lecture at Guangxi Normal Uiiversity. Guilin, December 11, 2010.

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