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    The Tragedy of Finitude - Dilthey′s Hermeneutics of Life.Jos De Mul - 2013 - Yale University Press.
    One of the founders of modern hermeneutics, German philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911) confronted the question of how modern, postmetaphysical human beings can cope with the ambivalence, contingency, and finitude that fundamentally characterize their lives. This book offers a reevaluation and fresh analysis of Dilthey's hermeneutics of life against the background of the development of philosophy during the past two centuries. Jos de Mul relates Dilthey's work to other philosophers who influenced or were influenced by him, including Kant, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Comte, (...)
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    Cyberspace Odyssey: Towards a Virtual Ontology and Anthropology.Jos de Mul - 2010 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
    The emergence of the hominids, more than five million years ago, marked the start of the human odyssey through space and time. This book deals with the last stage of this fascinating journey: the exploration of cyberspace and cybertime. Through the rapid global implementation of information and communication technologies, a new realm for human experience and imagination has been disclosed. Reversely, these postgeographical and posthistorical technologies have started to colonize our bodies and minds. Taking Homer's Odyssey and Kubrick's 2001: A (...)
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    The Emergence of Practical Self-Understanding: Human Agency and Downward Causation in Plessner’s Philosophical Anthropology.Jos de Mul - 2019 - Human Studies 42 (1):65-82.
    Helmuth Plessner’s Levels of Organic Life and the Human [Die Stufen des Organischen und der Mensch, 1928] is one of the founding texts of twentieth century philosophical anthropology. It is argued that Plessner’s work demonstrates the fundamental indispensability of the qualitative humanities vis-à-vis the natural-scientific study of man. Plessner’s non-reductionist, emergentist naturalism allots complementary roles to the causal and functional investigations of the life sciences and the phenomenological and hermeneutic interpretation of the phenomenon of life in its successive levels and (...)
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    Plessner's Philosophical Anthropology: Perspectives and Prospects.Jos de Mul (ed.) - 2014 - Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
    Helmut Plessner was one of the founders of philosophical anthropology, and his book _The Stages of the Organic and Man_, first published in 1928, has inspired generations of philosophers, biologists, social scientists, and humanities scholars. This volume offers the first substantial introduction to Plessner’s philosophical anthropology in English, not only setting it in context with such familiar figures as Bergson, Cassirer, and Merleau-Ponty, but also showing Plessner’s relevance to contemporary discussions in a wide variety of fields in the humanities and (...)
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    The Living Sign. Reading Noble from a Biosemiotic Perspective.Jos de Mul - 2021 - Biosemiotics 14 (1):107-113.
    The author argues that the reductionist illusions of the Modern Synthesis, which Noble criticizes in his target article, are to a large extent resulting from a mere syntactical notion of biological information, neglecting the pragmatic and semantic dimension of information. Although the syntactical notion, introduced by Shannon, has been applied with much success in information theory and computer technologies, it is too narrow to understand biological reality. Biosemiotics can help to clarify the problems identified by Noble, and offers a more (...)
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  6. The (Bio)Technological Sublime.Jos de Mul - 2012 - Diogenes 59 (1-2):32-40.
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    The (Bio)Technological Sublime.Jos de Mul - 2012 - Diogenes 59 (1-2):32-40.
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    Athens, or the Fate of Europe.Jos de Mul - 2015 - Journal of Philosophical Research 40 (Supplement):221-227.
    In his essay ‘The Idea of Europe’ George Steiner claims that European culture derives from “a primordial duality, the twofold inheritance of Athens and Jerusalem.” For Steiner, the relationship between Greek rationalism and Jewish religion, which is at once conflictual and syncretic, has engaged the entire history of European philosophy, morality, and politics. However, given this definition, at present the United States of America seem to be more European than ‘the old Europe’ itself. Against Steiner, it will be argued that (...)
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    Denken aan de Maas.Jos de Mul - 2009 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 71 (1):5.
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    Destiny domesticated: the rebirth of tragedy out of the spirit of technology.Jos de Mul - 2014 - Albany: SUNY Press.
    An analysis of contemporay technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy"--Provided by publisher.
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    Dilthey's narrative model of human development: Necessary reconsiderations after the philosophical hermeneutics of Heidegger and Gadamer.Jos De Mul - 1991 - Man and World 24 (4):409-426.
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    Das schauspiel des lebens.Jos de Mul - 2003 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 4:407-424.
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    eLife: From Biology to Technology and Back Again.Jos de Mul - 2013 - In S. Campbell & P. Bruno (eds.), The Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy. Bloomsbury Academic.
  14. Human autonomy in the age of computer-mediated agency.Jos de Mul & Bibi van den Berg - 2011 - In Mireille Hildebrandt & Antoinette Rouvroy (eds.), The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology: Autonomic Computing and Transformations of Human Agency. Routledge.
  15. Hegel, Heidegger, Adorno and the Ends of Art.Jos de Mul - 2003 - Dialogue and Universalism 13 (11-12):23-42.
     
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    Het romantische verlangen in (post)moderne kunst en filosofie.Jos de Mul - 1995 - Kampen: Kok Agora.
    Cultuurfilosofische beschouwingen over het romantische verlangen naar eenheid tussen beleving en inhoud, ook in de hedendaagse cultuur.
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    Le sublime (bio)technologique.Jos de Mul & France Grenaudier-Klijn - 2011 - Diogène 233-234 (1):45.
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    Moral Machines.Jos De Mul - 2010 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (3):226-236.
    In spite of the popularity of computer ethics, ICTs appear to undermine our moral autonomy in several ways. This article focuses on the ‘delegation’ of our moral agency to machines. Three stages of delegation are distinguished: implementation of moral values and norms in the design of artefacts, delegation of moral means to machines, and delegation of both moral means and goals to machines. Second, it is argued that the ‘outsourcing’ of moral agency does not necessarily lead to the undermining of (...)
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    Moral Machines.Jos De Mul - 2010 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (3):226-236.
    In spite of the popularity of computer ethics, ICTs appear to undermine our moral autonomy in several ways. This article focuses on the ‘delegation’ of our moral agency to machines. Three stages of delegation are distinguished: implementation of moral values and norms in the design of artefacts, delegation of moral means to machines, and delegation of both moral means and goals to machines. Second, it is argued that the ‘outsourcing’ of moral agency does not necessarily lead to the undermining of (...)
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    Moral Machines.Jos De Mul - 2010 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (3):226-236.
    In spite of the popularity of computer ethics, ICTs appear to undermine our moral autonomy in several ways. This article focuses on the ‘delegation’ of our moral agency to machines. Three stages of delegation are distinguished: implementation of moral values and norms in the design of artefacts, delegation of moral means to machines, and delegation of both moral means and goals to machines. Second, it is argued that the ‘outsourcing’ of moral agency does not necessarily lead to the undermining of (...)
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    Publish and perish.Jos De Mul - 2005 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 67 (3):417-434.
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  22. Remote control : human autonomy in the age of computer-mediated agency.Jos de Mul & Bibi van den Berg - 2011 - In Mireille Hildebrandt & Antoinette Rouvroy (eds.), Law, human agency, and autonomic computing: the philosophy of law meets the philosophy of technology. New York, NY: Routledge.
     
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    The Development of Aesthetic Judgment: Analysis of a Genetic-Structuralist Approach.Jos de Mul - 1988 - The Journal of Aesthetic Education 22 (2):55.
  24. The syntax, pragmatics and semantics of life : Dilthey's hermeneutics of life in the light of contemporary biosemiotics.Jos de Mul - 2016 - In Christian Damböck & Hans-Ulrich Lessing (eds.), Dilthey als Wissenschaftsphilosoph. Freiburg: Verlag Karl Alber.
     
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    Wittgenstein 2.0: Philosophical Reading and Writing after the Mediatic Turn.Jos De Mul - 2008 - In Herbert Hrachovec & Alois Pichler (eds.), Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Information: Proceedings of the 30th International Ludwig Wittgenstein-Symposium in Kirchberg, 2007. De Gruyter. pp. 153-180.
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    Des machines morales.Jos de Mul - 2009 - Cités 39 (3):27-.
    Du fait de sa programmabilité, l’ordinateur est souvent qualifié de machine universelle. Si la machine classique est la représentation d’un programme unique et spécifique, l’ordinateur est un mécanisme qui représente physiquement n’importe quel programme installé comme une procédure d’exploitation parmi d’autres possibles. En raison de cette versatilité et de cette flexibilité..
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    Horizons of hermeneutics: Intercultural hermeneutics in a globalizing world. [REVIEW]Jos de Mul - 2011 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (4):628-655.
    Starting from the often-used metaphor of the “horizon of experience” this article discusses three different types of intercultural hermeneutics, which respectively conceive hermeneutic interpretation as a _widening_ of horizons, a _fusion_ of horizons, and a _dissemination_ of horizons. It is argued that these subsequent stages in the history of hermeneutics have their origin in—but are not fully restricted to—respectively premodern, modern and postmodern stages of globalization. Taking some striking moments of the encounter between Western and Chinese language and philosophy as (...)
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