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Experience Machines

Time: 11/23/2017 at 3:00 PM
Location: Faculty of Arts, Renströmsgatan 6 - E322

Event type: Research profile seminar

'The Experience Machine' is a thought experiment that was proposed in the seventies by American philosopher Robert Nozick. To quickly summarize Nozick's thought-provoking exercise, he hypothesized the existence of a device capable of feeding a human brain with experiences that are indistinguishable from those we develop in our everyday life. ¿The Experience Machine¿ challenges us to envision having access to a device that could indefinitely supplant our everyday lifeworld with a virtual one designed to maximize our pleasure and satisfaction. By presenting us with the possibility of an experience machine, Nozick invited reflections on whether the way we live our lives is solely driven by the pleasure principle or if there is something else that we value other than how we feel ¿from the inside¿. If such a machine existed, he asked, would you plug in for life? Problematizing and supplementing some of the interrogatives raised by 'The Experience Machine', Dr. Gualeni proposes a philosophical reflection on human experiences in the upcoming age of their 'technical reproducibility'. The contents of this talk are part of an edited volume titled 'EXPERIENCE MACHINES: The Philosophy of Virtual Worlds' (Rowman and Littlefield International, 2017) (https://www.rowmaninternational.com/book/experience_machines/3-156-111f1b15-a847-4572-b83b-df76f3c1ef61)

Lecturer: Dr. Stefano Gualeni, Institute of Digtial Games, University of Malta

GRP Reading Group Meeting

Time: 11/27/2017 at 1:30 PM

Event type: Research profile seminar

Reading group meeting arranged by researchers at the Gothenburg Responsibility Project.

CeCAR Seminar with Paul Bain

Time: 11/28/2017 at 1:15 PM

Event type: Research profile seminar

Paul Bain, will present the paper: "Linking collective action to perceptions of societal change: Worldviews, utopias, and our collective futures".

Narratives and Mental Health: Fragmentations, Disruptions & Silences

Time: 12/7/2017
Location: University of Paderborn, Tyskland

Event type: Conference

Narratives and Mental Health: Fragmentations, Disruptions & Silences is an interdisciplinary and international conference at the University of Paderborn, Germany, 7-8 December 2017

Nobel Laureate Lecture: "The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics"

Time: 12/8/2017 at 11:30 AM
Location: Conference Centre Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20 A

Event type: Lecture

Join Nobel Laureate David J. Gross as he takes you to the frontier of fundamental physics among string theories, atomic nuclei and elemental particles.

Lecturer: David J. Gross

R&R Work Meeting

Time: 12/8/2017 at 2:00 PM

Event type: Meeting

Work meeting of the R&R group for discussing the activities of the project.

Nobel Week Dialogue

Time: 12/9/2017 at 10:00 AM
Location: Swedish Exhibition Centre, Mässans Gata 24

Event type: Research profile seminar

The registration for Nobel Week Dialogue is open. This year's theme is "The Future of Truth".

GRP Reading Group Meeting

Time: 12/11/2017 at 1:30 PM

Event type: Research profile seminar

Reading group meeting arranged by researchers at the Gothenburg Responsibility Project.

SweDS2017

Time: 12/12/2017 at 8:00 AM

Event type: Conference

5th Swedish Workshop on Data Science.

Nobel Laureate Lecture: Meet this year's Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Richard Henderson

Time: 12/14/2017 at 3:30 PM

Event type: Lecture

We welcome this year's Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Richard Henderson, to Gothenburg 14 December to give a lecture about his research, which awarded him the Nobel Prize.

Lecturer: Richard Henderson, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2017


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