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Title
Towards the techno-social Uncanny

Authors
Alexander Matthias Gerner
Dep. História e Filosofia das Ciências
CFCUL - Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Document type
Journal articles

Scope
National

Refereeing
Yes

Document type
Full paper

Summary
This paper explores a technical unfinished half-method [Halbzeug] of a metaphorology (Blumenberg) of the technological other in its variations and the philosophical mise-en-sce?ne of the techno-social uncanny. The roboticist Mori had revived the concept of a technological uncanny in human machine interaction in the spatial metaphor derived from a diagram of an uncanny valley in the reaction of a human being shaking an artificial hand in order to show why we feel a certain eeriness in relation to technological artefacts, a topic that gains importance today to reflect human technological automata relations with robots/AI/Avatars that mimic and socially resonate with humans and may even drive further technological transhumanism. Although in an artefact design approach uncanniness is said to be avoided in the human-like automaton-human encounter this paper dwells on the critic of techno- social otherness avoidance by technological overcoming of obstacles and thus argues for a cybernetic uncanny that can’t be avoided. This paper introduces in a broader sense than Mori’s a philosophical dramaturgy of Emmanuel Levinas’ temporal notion of the relation to the other, including a preliminary metaphorological variation of the temporal techno-social uncanny.\n

Date of Acceptance
2020-01-02
Date of Publication
2020-01-29

Institution
FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Where published
Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia

ISSN
0870-5283,2183-461X

Address
Braga

Publisher
Aletheia - Associacao Cientifica e Cultural

Volume
75
Number
4

Number of pages
35
Starting page
2171
Last page
2206

Identifiers
DOI - http://dx.doi.org/10.17990/rpf/2019_75_4_2171

Keywords
metaphorology philosophy of technology techno-social uncanny technological transhumanism temporality

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Alexander Matthias Gerner, (2020). Towards the techno-social Uncanny. Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, 75, 2171-2206. ISSN 0870-5283,2183-461X. eISSN . http://dx.doi.org/10.17990/rpf/2019_75_4_2171

IEEE
Alexander Matthias Gerner, "Towards the techno-social Uncanny" in Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, vol. 75, pp. 2171-2206, 2020. 10.17990/rpf/2019_75_4_2171

BIBTEX
@article{44261, author = {Alexander Matthias Gerner}, title = {Towards the techno-social Uncanny}, journal = {Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia}, year = 2020, pages = {2171-2206}, volume = 75 }