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Heidegger, Patočka – and Technology (Response to George Pattison)

Since we have heard about the poetic nature of speech, and even about the redemptive power of the poetic language, I would like to start my response to Prof. Pattison’s fascinating paper with a short poem by Emily Dickinson: By homely gift and hindered Words The human heart is told Of Nothing — ‘Nothing’ is […]

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Pepper, the robot – and theology

With the development of artificial intelligence and robotics, there might emerge a new species of God-talk, a new voice, something strange, eerie, mysterious. And this eeriness and mystery would perhaps continue to evolve as machine intelligence resembles human beings ever more closely. The more humanoid, amicable and “emotional” behaviour a robot is capable of, the […]