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After the conference an email exchange took place among a number of colleagues and myself in which we evaluated some of the philosophical and societal issues at hand and the stakes involved and whether or not we were able to trace to any length the myth of Ariadne's thread in digital labyrinths. For those who may not be familiar with this myth, I can first say briefly that it is a myth about a guide to freedom, which is not a myth at all but something we all have a need for.
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As for the concept of labyrinth itself, its design and initiatory function, I note that it is part of many cultural heritages throughout the world Kern I use the concept of labyrinth in order to address issues of knowledge and power that might allow us — but who constitutes 'us' and who are we in the digital age?
In order to do this, we must be aware that our being-in-the-world with others is not identical with the reification of ourselves on the Internet.
I call this the ethical difference. He answered me as follows:. Only when they are combined together the meaning of Dao can emerge. Joseph Brenner found this issue being closely related to his research on "Logic in Reality" Brenner Jullien analyses the way or Dao of the indeterminate that is expressed in classical Chinese with words such as air, wind feng or atmosphere.
Wind circulates or 'impregnates' what is and what is not: "The grass must bend, when the wind feng blows across it. This differs from the Platonic and Aristotelian views that matter is 'in-formed' by forms. This makes possible that the forms which are at the bottom and not at the top open themselves to the indeterminate.
The pictorial result is the "great image that has no form. He found that the translator uses the form breath-energy, breath-image, breath-phenomenon, breath-resonance and breath-spirit for the words in French starting with souffle: "The Chinese also conceived of atmosphere by means of another binomial linked to wind and explicitly associating the visible and invisible. Wang Wei indicates this as a principle:. Jane Marie Todd. In my dissertation I mentioned this but did not follow the track further.
What remained forgotten in my analysis leads him to informatio as aletheia and to Aristotelian and Platonic metaphysics with the predominance of beings and not of being as a process of giving. Michael Eldred writes:. All exchange presupposes a mutuality of some kind, no matter how defective Even subjugation to the other is a kind of exchange. Mutual exchange is a kind of at least double or complex multiple movement resulting from the intertwining of the exercise of the powers of the exchangers.
Following the discussions on social and ethical issues during the Vienna conference, a group of colleagues — among them Rainer E. The acronym corresponded to the room where a session of the Vienna Summit on ethical issues of the information society took place that had the particularity of being difficult for the participants to find! This was also a general issue for most participants searching for their session rooms in the labyrinthine building of the Technical University of Vienna. The labyrinth was built by Daedalus, a famous craftsman, for King Minos to imprison the Minotaur.
The Minotaur, half-man, half-bull is a symbol of evil since his only role in existence was to eat maidens sacrificed by Minos to his gods. Today, we are inside digital labyrinths guided by threads that look like Ariadne's but often make us unable to be aware of the labyrinth as a labyrinth, i. They are threads of business, not of love. In his "History of Philosophy" Hegel writes that to know that "a human being is free" makes an "incredible difference" "ein ungeheurer Unterschied" in human history although such knowledge does not mean its realization Hegel , It is not a question of looking for an outside to the digital labyrinth s in the sense of avoiding the historical challenges of the digital age.
It is, instead, a question of how far we are able, again, to see the labyrinth as a labyrinth, i.
I agree with Peter Fleissner, professor emeritus of Design and Assessment of New Technologies at the Vienna University of Technology, that any restriction by social, political and economic structures hindering the emancipatory development of people is an essential indicator for the transformation of the present information societies. Freedom is not a property of a worldless and isolated subjectivity, but a relation between human beings in a shared world that is concerned with their mutual respect and fairness also in their relation to the natural world to which we belong.
Both relations, to ourselves and to the world, are today mediated by digital technologies. They give rise to the belief that to be means to be digital and, particularly, that I am a human being only as far as I am in the digital world reifying or 'in-forming' my self as digital data and believing that I am eventually a digital being. I call this belief digital metaphysics that I distinguish from digital ontology, in which the digital understanding of being is acknowledged as a possible today predominating way of understanding ourselves and the world.
The difference between 'is' and 'as' is not only an ontological but an ethical one Capurro a. The ethical difference between who and what we are, or between our selves and our data, is one of Ariadne's threads Capurro, Eldred, Nagel The task of translating information in the sense I proposed at the Vienna Summit can be understood as one of Ariadne's threads of emancipation from the knowledge and power structures of the digital labyrinth.
Looking for a language of "mutuality" Peter Fleissner , i. This is not only a theoretical but also a practical task about different kinds of exercises of resistance and resilience at the macro- and micro-levels in order to transform ourselves and our societies into more free and fair ones in the digital age Capurro They can be elements of the landscape, forces of nature, as well as beings and the qualities that these beings express; they can also be the spirits of venerated dead persons.
In Shinto, kami are not separate from nature, but are of nature, possessing positive and negative, and good and evil characteristics. Though the word kami is translated multiple ways into English, no one English word expresses its full meaning. The ambiguity of the meaning of kami is necessary, as it conveys the ambiguous nature of kami themselves. Pfullingen , ff. J denen die Expression zugeordnet bleibt als die Art der Befreiung. Unser deutsches Wort dichten, tihton, sagt das Selbe. F Worin das "mehr" beruht, konnten Sie nicht sagen. J Doch jetzt kann ich einen Wink folgen, den beide Worte bergen.
F Wohin winken sie? J In das, von woher das Widerspiel beider zueinander sich ereignet. F Und das ist? F Das ist ein wundersames und darum unausdenkbares Wort. Ich gebrauche seit langem nur ungern das Wort "Sprache", wenn ich ihrem Wesen nachdenke. J Welches Wort gebrauchen Sie? F Das Wort "die Sage". Es meint: das Sagen und sein Gesagtes und das zu-Sagende.
F Vermutlich das Selbe wie zeigen im Sinne von: erscheinen- und scheinenlassen, dies jedoch in der Weise des Winkens. J Der Weg dahin ist weit. Wo sie jedoch als Quell des Denkens springt, scheint sie mir eher zu versammeln als zu schweifen. Dergleichen ahnte schon Kant, wie Sie selber zeigen.
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J Das bleibt wahr. J Wie meinen Sie dieses harte Urteil? J Inwiefern? J Sondern? Aber ich kann nicht antworten. F Dies vor allem. Aber ich meine jetzt zuvor etwas anderes. J Wir stehen jedoch mitten in der Gefahr nicht nur zu laut vom Geheimnis zu reden, sondern sein Walten zu verfehlen.