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HUMSS - Walther Ch. Zimmerli

Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Walther Ch. Zimmerli

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
at present: External Senior Fellow FRIAS

Digitalization – also an Anti-Kantian experiment?
When May 23, 2022
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Hybrid format: Onsite at FRIAS & online via Zoom
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Attendees Universitätsoffen / open to university members
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Digitalization – also an Anti-Kantian experiment?

One of the most important tasks of philosophizing today is to understand the great change brought about by the megatrend called digitalization. To address this problem it is first of all necessary to distinguish between explicit and implicit philosophy (“philosophy behind our backs”). After having dealt with the anti-Platonic and the anti-Cartesian experiment as examples of the philosophy “behind our backs” the analysis is proceeding towards the implicit Kantianism with respect to both epistemology and ethics. By exemplarily looking at Artificial Intelligence (AI) the question is discussed whether both the constructivist and the deontological approach of our implicit Kantianism are rendered obsolete by digitalization?


For preparation and further reading:

Walther Ch. Zimmerli, „Deus Malignus. The Digital Rehabilitation of Deception“, in: B.P. Göcke/A. Rosenthal-von der Pütten, eds., Artificial Intelligence. Reflections in Philosophy, Theology, and the Social Sciences, Paderborn: Brill Mentis 2020,15-35.

ders., „Analog oder Digital? Philosophieren nach dem Ende der Philosophie“, in: U. Hauck-Thum/J.Noller (Hrsg.), Was ist Digitalität?, Metzler: Stuttgart 2021, 9-33.

„Künstliche Intelligenz und postanaloges Menschsein. Entstehung, Entwicklung und Wirkung eines realen Mythos“, in: A. Strasser/W. Sohst/R. Stapelfeldt/K. Stepec (Hrsg.), Künstliche Intelligenz - Die große Verheißung, Xenomoi: Berlin 2021, 193-219.

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