Philosophy and Digitization: Dangers and Possibilities in the New Digital Worlds

Bidragets oversatte titel: Filosofi og digitalisering: Farer og muligheder i de nye digitale verdner

Esther Oluffa Pedersen*, Maria Brincker

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

Our world is undergoing an enormous digital transformation. Nearly no
area of our social, informational, political, economic, cultural, and biological
spheres are left unchanged. What can philosophy contribute as we try to understand
and think through these changes? How does digitization challenge past
ideas of who we are and where we are headed? Where does it leave our ethical
aspirations and cherished ideals of democracy, equality, privacy, trust, freedom,
and social embeddedness? Who gets to decide, control, and harness the powers of
digitization and for which purposes? Epistemologically, do most of us understand
these new mediations – and thus fabrics – of our new world? Lastly – how is the
new technological landscape shaping not only our living conditions but also our
collective imaginary and our self-identities?
Bidragets oversatte titelFilosofi og digitalisering: Farer og muligheder i de nye digitale verdner
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer1
TidsskriftSATS - Northern European Journal of Philosophy
Vol/bind22
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)1-9
Antal sider8
ISSN1600-1974
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2021

Emneord

  • digitization
  • philosophy of technology
  • cybernetics
  • cyberspace
  • asymmetries of power

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