Philosophy of Technology and Human ValuesSemester Course

Philosophy of Technology and Human Values
Major Discipline(s)
Ethics, Philosophy
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Technology has increasingly been enhancing our experiences, fulfilling our desires, and broadening our abilities, both on a large scale and in the daily lives of individuals. Do we control technology or does it control us? How can we respond critically to the use and development of technology? This course examines such pressing questions from Scandinavian, ethical, social, environmental, and philosophical perspectives.


Jan Holmgaard

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Associate professor at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University. PhD in Comparative Literature at Stockholm University. Visiting researcher at Oxford University and the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen. Most recent publication: Filosofen och vargen (The Philosopher and the Wolf) (2015), which deals with the intricate relationship between philosophy and literature, from Plato to Derrida. Current research project: Radical Mimesis: Writing the Other. With DIS since 2017.