Mariska Bosschaert


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Duivenkamp 425 3607 BE Maarssenbroek

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Duivenkamp 425 3607 BE Maarssenbroek



I have received my master’s degree at VU University in both theology and philosophy. My Philosophy master’s thesis was about how to get new insights for philosophy from a film about artificial intelligence.

My PhD research goes back to the empirical turn. During the turn of the century several philosophers of technology decided that they wanted to conduct their philosophy of technology differently from philosophers like Martin Heidegger and Jacques Ellul, which are called the classical philosophers of technology. This is now called the empirical turn.

However, these empirical orientated philosophers didn’t elaborate far enough on how they want to conduct their philosophy differently from the classical philosophers of technology. Because of that classical and empirical orientated philosophy of technology are still very similar. I would like to show these similarities and to what problems this leads by comparing how the classical philosophers of technology responded to technologies that were new to them (industrial technologies) and how empirical orientated philosophers of technology respond to technologies that are new to them (artificial intelligence).