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

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