Philosophy of the Machine
On the Hidden Structure underlying Science and Technology
The Machine grips us with horror.
To some it promises salvation. To others the machine means doom. Philosophers have tried to rationalise technology or what should be called techno-science in various ways. It seems, however, as though no rational explanation is capable of grasping what appears to be happening to us and the whole world. Those with a more imaginative understanding cannot help but find themselves being devoured by a multi-limbed demonic and off-worldly entity.
Download our course syllabus below. We will let you know as soon as enrolment opens. The course will take place in Spring 2023.
Together we will read texts by Husserl, Heidegger, Spengler, Engels, Deleuze and others — to get to the bottom of what the hell is going on.
Your Teacher: Seán McFadden
Sean has bachelor degree in theoretical astrophysics from Marburg University and is currently finishing his Masters in Neuroengineering at the Technical University Munich.
He works for the Psychometrics Center in Cambridge,
before which he researched phenomenological theories of consciousness at the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence in Cambridge University.
His academic studies of artificial intelligence, complex systems and the philosophy of mathematics combined with his private studies of myth, religion and psychology have lead him to go into the depths of attempting to make sense of the rapidly changing modern world.