GET TO KNOW ME: PROFESSOR EDITION- #FYF 1 John Noyes

 

FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Professor: John Noyes
Subject: German
Course Code: GER197H1F
Time: Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00

This course will introduce students to the various attempts in German literature over the course of the past 200 years to define the boundary between human and non-human agents. It will examine the idea of a mechanical being, of prostheses (both physical and emotional), of self-motivated matter, of narrating agency in non-human beings, and of imagining the limits of human action. In reading select texts on this topic, we will explore the physical, mental and moral qualities that purportedly separate human from non human agents. Students will gain insight into the problem of defining human beings in the context industrialization, mechanization, automation and artificial intelligence.

 

 

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