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A consideration of how certain Enlightenment conceits regarding knowledge are embedded within our perspective, especially the notion of ‘progress,’ and how this is reflected in our views of nature, information and technology.
Thinkers mentioned: Goethe, Heidegger, Diderot
Terms mentioned: Dasein (being-there), Gestell (enframing), Bestand (standing-reserve)
Works mentioned: Rameau’s Nephew (Diderot/Goethe), The Question Concerning Technology / Die Frage nach der Technik (Heidegger)
Audio clip taken from: To New Horizons

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