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Susanna Elisabet Lindberg

Andersson A photoPhD (Philosophy), UniversitÚ marc Bloch, Strasbourg

Room 229

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
P.O. Box 4
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland

Tel +358-(0)2941 29236
Emailá susanna.lindberg (AT) helsinki.fi



Research interests

  • German Idealism
  • Contemporary Continental Philosophy

 

Current research

Technological Humanity

With the increasing presence of technologies in contemporary life, the question of the imprint of different technologies on the human being him/herself has become ever more pressing. In contemporary debates it is possible to distinguish two antagonist positions. On the other hand, many bioethicists, often close to the post- and transhumanist movement, see technological progress, including technological enhancement of human beings, as an eminently positive development that accompanies scientific progress. On the other hand, a more existentialist or humanist point of view warns about totalitarian possibilities that emerge together with the technologies that manipulate human beings. It seems to me that philosophy cannot simply choose one of the two antagonist positions. In order to overcome their opposition, Lindberg proposes to examine their common ground, instead. This is why she p roposes to effectuate a philosophical archaeology of the conception of human being that underlies contemporary debates on technological humanity. Doing philosophical research on "technological humanity", her overall research question is: what is the role of technology in the human being's self-constitution? In Lindberg's work, she will examine the ways in which human subjectivity is transformed by contemporary technologies, but she will also look for the aspects of human life that cannot be captured by technology.