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Phenomenology Symposium Explores Where Humans and Technology Intersect

Academics from across North America will convene for a discussion of humanness, being and the ethical implications of merging man and technology at the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center’s 26th annual symposium, Phenomenology and Posthumanism from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8 at Duquesne University.

Each day of the event, which will be held in the Duquesne Room of the Duquesne Union, will feature four presenters, each followed by a panel of scholar respondents. Four papers will be presented at the two-day event, each speaking to different areas and concerns within posthumanism.

Discussion of issues such as the distinctly human capability to be conscious of mortality and the associated ethical implications will drive conversation about how human beings remain human in the face of technological advancements that allow for the increasing possibility of the fusion of humans and machines.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register and for further information, visit www.duq.edu/posthumanism or contact Katerina Daniel, center coordinator, at phenomenology@duq.edu or call 412.396.6038.

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