GIAN Certificate Course - Truth, Knowledge & Capitalism in the Anthropocene

Workshop
Event Speaker: 
Bernard Stiegler & Divya Dwivedi
Event Time: 
02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Event Venue: 
LH212 (Lecture Hall Complex)

2 week course co-taught by Bernard Stiegler (Université de Technologie, Compiègne) and Divya Dwivedi (IIT Delhi)
Monday, 11th to Friday 23th Feb. 2018

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGED TIMINGS: 2 PM TO 6 PM
VENUE: LH212

Overview

Today, Western thinking forms the techno-scientific apparatus of societies of hyper-control, built on the foundation of ubiquitous and reticular computing. This amounts to what Martin Heidegger called Gestell (enframing), which imposes itself as the digitalized merging of science and technology. In the epoch of data science, we find ourselves confronted forcefully (as what the Greeks called hubris) with the question of the status of technics with respect to knowledge in all its forms. It has thus become crucial to understand how and why from its very birth, with Plato, philosophy has made technics literally unthinkable, thereby establishing the unthought that then comes to constitute the threat of the Anthropocene.

FACULTY:

PROF. BERNARD STIEGLER is Director of the Institute for Research and Innovation, Center Pompidou, and Professor of philosophy at the University of Compiègne, France. His areas of expertise include Plato, Heidegger, Freud, Derrida, the history of anthropology, digital technology, and digital ontology. He is the author of Technics and Time Vol. 1-3, Acting Out and Automatic Society Vol. 1: The Future of Work.

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DR. DIVYA DWIVEDI is Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Her research interests include Metaphysics, Philosophy of Literature, Narratology and Political philosophy.

READINGS ARE AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j0snd2vnpt0ws36/AABRpUFUUbsNAEzRD3o4aow_a?dl=0

CONTACT -- gian.tka.iitd@gmail.com