Ethics and aesthetics of the posthuman condition

Ethics and aesthetics of the posthuman condition

Description

The idea of 'the posthuman' has emerged as a term that sums up various ideas and realities of a possible, radical change in human existence that would lead to a new mode of being. This category of 'the posthuman' has become an increasingly important issue across a number of disciplines, ranging from microbiology and genetics to philosophy and aesthetics.

Manifestations of the posthuman in the visual arts and literature, will be the primary topics throughout the course. In addition, the students will be presented with a broad introduction on the historical and contemporary ethical and philosophical concepts relevant to the field. In this way, the course frames the phenomena of the posthuman through the prism of aesthetics.

Course format

The course is organised around a few master topics such as:
• Divided humanity
• Grand Narratives
• Human/Superhuman

Each part of the course features:
• A short pre-recorded intro-lecture
• One or two weeks of student activities such as video uploads, creative photography, forum discussion, peer-reviewing, academic writing and live feedback sessions with the associated research group.

The aim of this structure is to promote inclusion, discussion and activity. The course forums, discussion boards and video lectures will all be located on a dynamic blog-platform which is still under construction.

Prerequisites

Proficiency in English

 Institution

Aarhus University

 Instructor

Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Alexander Wilson, Jacob Wamberg, Johannes Poulsen, Laura Søvsø Thomasen, Pernille Leth-Espensen

 

  Information

Language English
Start date 21 September 2016
Duration 8 weeks
Hours of study 80 hours
EQF-Level EQF level 7 - Master’s Degree
Accredited Yes
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Requirements Free admittance
Cost Free of charge
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Ethics and aesthetics of the posthuman condition
https://open-tdm.au.dk/ph/
The idea of 'the posthuman' has emerged as a term that sums up various ideas and realities of a possible, radical change in human existence that would lead to a new mode of being. This category of 'the posthuman' has become an increasingly important issue across a number of disciplines, ranging from microbiology and genetics to philosophy and aesthetics.

Manifestations of the posthuman in the visual arts and literature, will be the primary topics throughout the course. In addition, the students will be presented with a broad introduction on the historical and contemporary ethical and philosophical concepts relevant to the field. In this way, the course frames the phenomena of the posthuman through the prism of aesthetics.
English
Instructor-paced
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21-09-2016
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Aarhus University
http://tdm.au.dk/open/
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The course is organised around a few master topics such as:
• Divided humanity
• Grand Narratives
• Human/Superhuman

Each part of the course features:
• A short pre-recorded intro-lecture
• One or two weeks of student activities such as video uploads, creative photography, forum discussion, peer-reviewing, academic writing and live feedback sessions with the associated research group.

The aim of this structure is to promote inclusion, discussion and activity. The course forums, discussion boards and video lectures will all be located on a dynamic blog-platform which is still under construction.
Proficiency in English
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EQF level 7 - Master’s Degree
Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Alexander Wilson, Jacob Wamberg, Johannes Poulsen, Laura Søvsø Thomasen, Pernille Leth-Espensen
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