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17:30 - 19:15 3 June 2015

Heidegger and Wittgenstein on education in the technological age


Room 828 | UCL Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Professor Simon Glendinning, London School of Economics

In his "Memorial Address" Heidegger's discussion of modern technology concludes with a recommendation to his audience to practice what he calls "releasement". This demands a sort of self-discipline and re-education through which we achieve a "free relation" to technological devices. When Wittgenstein considered the same issue he turned to a much wider institutional framework of education, taking in the whole question of what an education of young people should look like in the technological age. At the end of his remarks Wittgenstein refers to the same question as it arises in the work of John Dewey. Focusing on Heidegger and Wittgenstein, this talk will explore their approaches to the distinctive and singular challenges facing us, in the technological age, concerning "the kind of human being" we might "wish by education to produce".


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