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Hannah Arendt, Hans Jonas and the ethics of technology

Arendt and Jonas, two eminent intellectuals of the 20th century and one of the most fruitful philosophical dialogues in history.

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Season 1, episode 7
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Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) and Hans Jonas (1903-1993) - were two eminent intellectuals of the 20th century, two Jews, two Germans driven into exile by Hitler's rise to power in 1933; friends, lovers for a few days in their early youth, but above all one of the most fruitful philosophical dialogues in history. 

On scientific issues, Arendt confessed her fears of a decline in thought and morality in the face of the power of new techniques; Jonas understood her doubts and succeeded in modelling a new ethics of tech practices in a book that was to become a landmark at the end of the 1970s - "The Imperative of Responsibility". Let's try to get to the bottom of this duo with Leslie Westfall, in charge of partnerships and alliances at Preligens.

Listen to the previous episodes about : 
Episode #1 : Roberta Wohlstetter

Episode #2 : Stanley Kubrick

Episode #3: Jules Verne

Music : Boogie Belgique - Once Have I

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