Continental Philosophy and Information Technology Workshop


This open workshop will bring together scholars engaging with information technologies within the continental philosophical tradition, with the aim of sharing ideas and fostering this emerging area of research. 

The broad area of Philosophy of Information and Computing is a burgeoning one, but the significant treatment of these issues in the continental tradition remains underexplored. The advent of the ‘information society’ raises many questions which have been usefully addressed in this tradition, such as how technologies change our conception of what it means to be human, the variability of values in relation to cultural change, the nature and function of digital art, and a host of other existential, social, political, and aesthetic questions.

Well-known philosophers such as Heidegger and Deleuze have addressed these questions through intermittent engagements with issues such as cybernetics, the concept of information in relation to language and knowledge, and the ‘control society.’ Other continental philosophers who have dedicated substantial bodies of work to understanding information in its technical sense, such as Gilbert Simondon and Raymond Ruyer, have recently begun to be rediscovered. Drawing on and extending these resources, exciting new work is now being done in this area by younger researchers.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together such researchers to engage in dialogue, debate ideas, and further develop the rich potentials of continental approaches to information technology. 

Speakers: Beatrice Fazi (University of Sussex), Jon Roffe (University of New South Wales), Laura Lotti (University of New South Wales), Andrew Illiadis (Temple University), Dominic Smith (University of Dundee), and Ashley Woodward (University of Dundee).

All welcome. This workshop is open to all staff and students of the University of Dundee, of other universities, and to members of the general public. The formal proceedings will be followed by drinks at a local bar, and then dinner. No need to book except if you would like to attend the dinner. For dinner bookings or any inquiries, please contact Ashley Woodward:

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Tickets: Free