Introduction

Six seminars by Andrew Feenberg, Darrell Arnold, David Kaloustian, Dennis M. Wise, Robert Vigliotti and Ilan Safit.

Modules

Here is the course outline:

Seminar 1: Heidegger, Marcuse, and the Critical Theory of Technology

Opening lecture by Dennis M. Weiss, PhD, Professor of Philosophy at York College of Pennsylvania. Professor Weiss is the editor of Interpreting Man, and has authored many articles on philosophical anthropology, philosophy of technology, and the posthuman.

Seminar 1
Readings

Seminar 2: Heidegger, Marcuse, and the Critical Theory of Technology

Lecture by Robert Vigliotti, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of Arts and Sciences of Rockhurst University. Topic: Is Heidegger a technological determinist, or a complete pessimist?

Seminar 2
Readings

Seminar 3: Heidegger, Marcuse, and the Critical Theory of Technology

The seminar is given by Ilan Safit and Darrell Arnold. Darrell Arnold, PhD is Professor of Philosophy at St. Thomas University and Coordinator of the Liberal Studies and Philosophy programs. He is also President of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA), a national interdisciplinary society focusing on the study of technology and society. Ilan Safit, PhD is a Visiting Scholar at New York University, and specializes in Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Environmental Philosophy and Film-Philosophy.

Seminar 3

Seminar 4: Heidegger, Marcuse, and the Critical Theory of Technology

Topic: Roots of the critical perspective in Kant, Hegel and Marx. The seminar is given by Darrell Arnold PhD, Professor of Philosophy at St. Thomas University and Coordinator of the Liberal Studies and Philosophy programs. He is also President of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA), a national interdisciplinary society focusing on the study of technology and society.

Seminar 4

Seminar 5: Heidegger, Marcuse, and the Critical Theory of Technology

Topic: Herbert Marcuse's "One-Dimensional Man". The seminar is given by David Kaloustian and Darrell Arnold. David Kaloustian, PhD is Associate Professor at Bowie State University. Darrell Arnold, PhD is Professor of Philosophy at St. Thomas University and Coordinator of the Liberal Studies and Philosophy programs.

Seminar 5

Seminar 6: Heidegger, Marcuse, and the Critical Theory of Technology

Topic: Did phenomenology have an important influence on Marcuse work? The seminar is given by Andrew Feenberg and Darrell Arnold. Andrew Feenberg, PhD is an American philosopher. He holds the Canada Research Chair in the Philosophy of Technology in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. His main interests are philosophy of technology, continental philosophy, critique of technology and science and technology studies. Darrell Arnold, PhD is Professor of Philosophy at St. Thomas University and Coordinator of the Liberal Studies and Philosophy programs. He is also President of the Humanities and Technology Association (HTA), a national interdisciplinary society focusing on the study of technology and society.

Seminar 6