Friday 29 nov 2019, 10:00 – 12:30
Room G2-46 (G-building)
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Woudesteijn Campus
In this talk I propose that in his Critique of Judgement, Kant has imposed an organic condition of philosophizing which came out of a particular historical and philosophical context, e.g. the emergence of biology and a counter-theory to mechanism. This organic thinking was developed further by the post-Kantians in parallel with the industrial revolutions and revived in different schools of the early 20th century, notably Alfred North Whitehead’s philosophy of organism. I suggest that this organic condition of philosophizing seems to have come to its end after the rise cybernetics and modern computational theory, which Heidegger also sees as the end of philosophy, and which forces us to re-articulate a new condition of philosophizing.