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    Heidegger[1] Heidegger[1] Presentation Transcript

    • The Question Concerning Technology Martin Heidegger
    • Question(s)
      • What is technology? How do we think about it? What does it mean to us?
      • Legein - to deliberate, carefully consider
    • Etymology
      • Techne (Greek root of technology)
      • 1 activities, skills of craftsman
      • 2 arts of mind, fine arts
      • “ the bringing-forth of the true into the beautiful”
    • Defining Technology
      • instrumental definition: Technology is a means to an end
      • anthropological definition: Technology is a human activity
    • Essence
      • Quid - what something is, whatness
      • Essence
      • “ technology is not equivalent to the essence of technology”
      • Essence of technology - not technological
    • Causality
      • 1 causa materialis - material cause
      • 2 causa formalis - formal cause
      • 3 causa finalis - final purpose
      • 4 causa eficiens - effective cause, maker
      • Ways of being responsible
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    • Bringing-Forth
      • Occasion - to make present (not the same as to cause)
      • Poiesis - bringing-forth, root word of poetry
      • Technology and art both bringing-forth
    • Revealing
      • Aletheia - revealing, unveiling, truth
      • Technology is a way of revealing
      • “ Technology comes to presence in the realm where revealing and unconcealment take place”
    • Challenging
      • Herausfordern - challenging
      • Type of revealing
      • inherent of modern technology, demand that nature supply energy
      • Hydroelectric plant - challenging to unlock power in nature
      • Windmill - old technology does not challenge
    • Standing Reserve
      • Bestand - Standing reserve, stock
      • elements that can be used
      • Instrumentality
      • Modern technology - the world as a standing reserve
    • Enframing
      • Gestell - frame, apparatus, skeleton
      • Enframing - human orientation toward technology, the essence of technology
      • “ the gathering together of that setting-upon which sets upon man, challenges him forth, to reveal the real, in the mode of ordering, as standing-reserve”
    • Technology and us
      • Danger of technology – danger of enframing
      • “ there is no demonry of technology” but “the rule of enframing threatens man with the possibility that it cold be denied to him to enter into a more original revealing and hence to experience the call of a more primal truth”
    • References
      • http://www.english.hawaii.edu/criticalink/heidegger/guide2.html
      • http://www2.hawaii.edu/~zuern/demo/heidegger/
      • http://www.beyng.com/ereignis.html
      • Image 1 - http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~theoria/images/heidegger2.jpg
      • Image 2 - http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/6217648.jpg
      • Image 3 - http://www2.hawaii.edu/~zuern/demo/heidegger/chalice.gif