Heidegger's Philosophy of Technology with Jason Reza Jorjani

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Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD, is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat, Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra's Abode, and Prometheism.

Here he highlights the fact that Heidegger maintains that technology is prior to science, and is a necessary condition for science. In fact, human beings are uniquely defined by their use of technology. Paradoxically, technology is also potentially a dehumanizing force. The implications of an eventual technological singularity are enormous. He argues that we must become conscious of the Promethean spirit that is driving technological advancements.

(Recorded on July 28, 2020)


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For me this is as good as the internet gets, i find nothing more interesting. Thank you Jeffrey and Jason

Author — niwa vl


It is insane to think this man lost his job, while at the same time the idiots who run government are allowed to continue on unquestioned. God forbid we should have people who are able to think so clearly teach coming generations, or lead us into a very unknown future.

Author — botanyboy1


New JRJ, that's an Insta click from me mate

Author — Smelson


one of the most articulate man on youtube. His brain works like a super-computer that contains all philosophy, knowldge and how to weave them together into on-target sentences. How about a video on how to articulate your thoughts? the art of clarity of thoughts.

Author — Fiction Philosophy


I'm just amazed Jeffrey actually has something to add whenever Jason finishes a thought. I would just say "...damn okay - say some more smart stuff"

Author — Sean Farrell


"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age" H.P. Lovecraft

Author — Obey Silence


"None of my colleagues use the scientific method, we use leaps of logic."
-Michio Kaku

The idea that we follow the scientific method to obtain our scientific knowledge is a joke. It's about model building, not discovering truth.

Author — Citizen of Earth


Man's greatest desire is to forget-Hermann hesse

Thank you Jason for clearing up one of the most confusing philosphers of our time. Your thoughts are transcendent. I'm even more grateful each time for being able to watch New thinking Allowed.

Author — brick setter


Great interview and a very important subject. I seems to me that the ultimate goal of science and technology has become immortality. This goal could only be driven by a fear of death. I would say what's wrong with death? Or disease, disability and pain? The acceptance of death can bring us the joy of life, diseases and disabilities can teach us great humility and compassion.
I don't think the quest to conqueror these things will result in any lasting happiness or peace.

Author — 2floorsdown


Fantastic topic of discussion. I find it hilarious how the speaker both acknowledges the limitations of science in building models due to it’s dependence on imperfect tools, yet he whole heartedly buys into the mathematical impossibility of human evolution.

I guess our tools for reaching this highly theoretical conclusion must be perfect or close to it, based on arbitrary standards of course.

Author — Gabriel R


I would love to see a conversation between Jason and Peterson!

Author — Obey Silence


Jason has an incredible ability to synthesise many complex threads of thinking

Author — kris


I can listen to this man talk about almost any subject. Thanks for sharing these conversations!

Author — Brand_D


Heidegger and Sheldrake linked in a single discussion — marvelous.

Author — pproust


Please have more shows with Jason .this guy is a genius..

Author — F.F F


One of the Very best interviews/teachings I’ve ever had the privilege to listen to. Thank you both so much!

Author — Kay Corkett


I think I need to view this one twice. So much knowledge being shared.

Author — RJN4444


Dr Jorjani has a gift for illustrating Heidegger’s concepts with ease and erudition. Always a pleasure to listen to his insights.

Author — alex'


Great interview Jeffrey! I could listen to Jason for as many hours as he's willing to give us.

Author — Richard Burke


I agree, Mr. Mishlove, that this was a very interesting conversation, as is usual with Mr. Jorjani. Was wondering why you have him on so often (other than he's so intelligent and learned!) and then realized his employment situation as described. That's a really crappy situation he's in, and defamation is something you certainly know about from personal experience. Good luck raising the needed funds and thanks for posting!

Author — Tumble Bug