Minor Anthropology and Ethics of Technics

Coordinator

Valentina Tirloni

FORMAT / LOCATION

Campus Carlone, Nice

Prerequisites

No

Capacity

40 students

About this minor

Summary

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
    • Rights and Freedoms
    • Privacy protection

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

Lecturer
  • Valentina Tirloni, lecturer in Information and Communication Sciences, Université Côte d'Azur
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SCHEDULE

Autumn 2021

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