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Siemek i filozofia techniki: dialektyka oświecenia a chytrość rozumu
Siemek and the philosophy of technology: the dialectics of enlightenment and the cunning of reason

Author(s): Natalia Juchniewicz
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: reason; instrumentality; dialectic of enlightenment; cunning of reason; intersubjectivity; Siemek; Hegel; Frankfurt School
Summary/Abstract: The aim of the chapter is the reconstruction of Marek Siemek‘s reflection on the concept of technology, modernization and the meaning of instrumental reason for building the framework of an intersubjective community. Siemek, using the concept of the cunning of reason inherited from the philosophy of G. W. F. Hegel, argues that the dialectic of reason immanently assumes instrumentality as the moment of becoming a subject and obtaining freedom and the ability to control oneself. Polemicizing with the dialectic of enlightenment according to Horkheimer and Adorno, and indicating that Hegel was a thinker who correctly recognized the condition of modernity, Siemek realizes the rehabilitation of the concept of reason as the condition for the possibility of critical reference to modernity.

  • Page Range: 111-133
  • Page Count: 23
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish