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Posted on March 30, 2022

Ph.D. Defense: Technological Mediation of Politics

Melis Bas will be defending her dissertation “Technological Mediation of Politics: An Arendtian Critique of Political Philosophy of Technology” on Friday, April 29 @ 14.30.

Melis’ dissertation criticizes the narrow focus of the current political philosophy of technology on power relations and expands this focus with Hannah Arendt’s analysis of politics as intersubjective sense-making. By integrating Hannah Arendt’s political philosophy and insights from the philosophy of human-technology relations, she develops a framework that makes it possible to investigate the political significance of technology in a more adequate way – which she makes visible by analyzing the Gezi Park protests in Turkey in 2013.

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