Minor Anthropology and Ethics of Technics

Coordinator

Valentina Tirloni

FORMAT / LOCATION

Blended : Moodle asynchronous + synchronous live online tutorials

Prerequisites

No

Capacity

20 students

About this minor

Summary

Learning Outcomes

The aim of this minor is to develop critical thinking on technological issues.

We generally consider technology as a very useful tool to improve our life, to solve problems and to enjoy ourselves. Though, is there any negative downside? Has human being lost something of his/her peculiar nature? Is human being enhanced or diminished? How human being has changed with technological progress? Did we lose any particular value during that evolution?

This course will be set on four parts:

  • Anthropological inquiry on Technics
    • New sociability
    • A New Narcissism
    • The impact of Technologies and Communication Tools on human life
  • Transhumanism
    • Enhancement, augmentation, transformation of human body by technological devices
  • Philosophical inquiry on Technics
    • The Question of Technics: what is the technological paradigm?
    • Technophobia versus Techno-philia
  • An ethical approach to Technics
    • The ethical inversion
    • Tools and aims
Lecturer
  • Valentina Tirloni, lecturer in Information and Communication Sciences, Université Côte d'Azur
Evaluation
Written essays (see schedule for details)

SCHEDULE

Autumn 2021
Date Time slot Course title Room

Oct 14 18h00-19h00 Anthropological inquiry on Technics online synchronous
Oct 21 18h00-19h00 New sociability online synchronous
Oct 28 18h00-19h00 New politics (e-democracy) online synchronous
Nov 18 9h00-12h00 1h30 lesson + 1h30 mid-term assignement online synchronous
Nov 25 18h00-19h00 Transhumanism online synchronous
Dec 2 18h00-19h00 Philosophical inquiry on Technics online synchronous
Dec 9 18h00-19h00 Ethical issues on Technics online synchronous
Dec 16 9h00-12h00 Final assignement (3h) on Campus Carlone or online