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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 11–39.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Leif Weatherby Hans Blumenberg’s only known treatment of the topic of artificial intelligence comes in the form of a fragmentary meditation on the first chatbot, Joseph Weizenbaum’s ELIZA. Blumenberg compares this program to the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, arguing that both AI and phenomenology...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 9–24.
Published: 01 February 2020
.... The story of the Golem takes place in this historical constellation and mind-set. The wise man can shape a lump of clay with a certain quality of stone into an artificial intelligence. The particularity of the material lies in the fact that these stones were buried in the earth, during Israel’s exodus from...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
... observer has to take on. Leif Weatherby’s opening contribution, “Intermittent Legitimacy: Hans Blumenberg and Artificial Intelligence,” expands on Blumenberg’s philosophy of technology by investigating a little-known text on what one can plausibly call the first chatbot: Joseph Weizenbaum’s program...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 27–34.
Published: 01 August 2019
... us the more successful strategies of self-presentation. If we dismiss this profound transformation in social interactions that has taken place since the digitization and datafication of everything, we might as well understand artificial intelligence merely as an extension of the computer and consider...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2021
...-sensible arrangement of unity in the midst of diversity. With Cavell, we might say that an aesthetic reflective judgment involves the active acknowledgment of the integrity of a material-sensible order representing an object independently of an explicit conceptualization of it. If the intelligibility...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 189–203.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Furthermore, his contention that communication (not the individual) ought to be regarded as the basic element of society aligned him with emerging “posthumanist” and “cyborg” perspectives on questions of embodied cognition, artificial intelligence, and animal rights, among others; and it was realized...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 53–72.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the musical continuum.” Radio, in contrast, supple- ments a gap left by the phonograph effect (experienced as “beyond time”) with 56  Software Physiognomics an artificial experience of temporal simultaneity CM( , 75). By introducing yet another layer of mediation, including “accidental elements...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 180–207.
Published: 01 August 2010
... that artificial intelligence had produced until then, with all kinds of human capabilities, from playing chess to reading human emotions.43 Kubrick’s film dramatizes the possibility of a radical reversal of the relation between humans and apparatus, which is precisely what Flusser theorizes in his book...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 97–130.
Published: 01 February 2022
... and Schwägerl, which is perfectly continuous with the modernist technological mastery narrative in which artificial intelligence and bioengineered humans and other organisms become the primary reality, and Homo sapiens as we have known it dissolves into a massive data network. 88 In Die Vollzähligkeit...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 97–109.
Published: 01 August 2014
... remains of thinking, intelligence, without any- thing hypothetical, without any explanation?”3 The motif of forming theories, which is a precursor to any experiment, is similar to that of forming fictions in another area, namely, that of aesthetics. Not only can we aesthetically relate...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 195–214.
Published: 01 February 2016
...- cially in the first edition of Behemoth and in his secret reports for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the US intelligence agency during World War II. In a report for the OSS internal newsletter, classified as “secret,” Neumann advises, “It would be futile to refute the anti-Semitic...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
... with him. He is made so as not to be afraid. He sees everything that is high; and is King of all children of pride.”43 Hobbes’s Leviathan is an artificial body that enables humanity to control nature and prevent the danger of vanity and war that are present in the state of nature. In contrast...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 45–80.
Published: 01 August 2020
... into contemporary laboring conditions. Against Homo sapiens , Bergson wrote in Creative Evolution that humanity was characterized by its boundless intelligence. Humans invent; our capacity to use “tools to make tools” could “vary indefinitely.” 90 This same emphasis on the working essence of humanity...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 15–48.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., who had aimed to cover his race by assuming the artificial Christian name “Friedrich Julius Stahl,” teach Germans about the nature of politics, the state—and of all things—about the nature of German conservatism! As Schmitt emphasizes, now that the national revolution had freed Germany from...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 185–213.
Published: 01 February 2022
... masked as plays with language, Blumenberg’s critique is aimed at the social constraints imposed by Heidegger’s use of language. Blumenberg distinguishes between the “artificial prose” of Being and Time and the later language of “divining being” ( Seinsorakelei ) ( L , 139; V , 100). Although he deems...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 171–188.
Published: 01 August 2014
... in heated debates on the future of Chinese cinema. Challenging classical Hol- lywood cinema’s intelligibility for a vastly diverse audience and reflecting on the legacy of Shanghai cinema, filmmakers experimented with alternative film aesthetics and techniques, debated the priority between urban...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Norkus. 24 As a martyr of the Nazi movement, he turned into the mythical “standard-bearer of the youthful Immortals, and his blood drenched the magical Blood Flag of the Hitler Youth.” 25 Before leaving the United States to conduct intelligence work and create “black propaganda” for the Office...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
.... For Adorno, film can become a critical medium while remaining dependent on extra-aesthetic technologies. His aesthetics can no longer be called “rigid” and “artificial,” nor can it be claimed that Adorno has an ahistorical understanding of the culture industry. Contra commentators like Albrecht Wellmer...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the utopian fragments from within that history. For instance, philosophical reflection tells us that “human beings are not equipped positively with dignity; rather, dignity would be exclusively what they have yet to achieve. This is why Kant situated it in the intelligible character rather than consigning...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... 1348) who were battling against the Scholastic belief in the ontological reality of universal essences.1 Against the latter’s version of a God who created and was then beholden to the intelligible, rational forms he had fashioned, the nominalists believed in an ineffable Creator whose...