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Human-Machine Boundaries in the Enlightenment and Beyond

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Human-Machine Boundaries in the Enlightenment and Beyond

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Lecture by Adelheid Voskuhl (University of Pennsylvania)

This lecture is part of the GHI Spring Lecture Series 2020 “'The spirits that I called': Artificial Life from the Enlightenment to the Present.” All lectures take place on Thursdays and begin at 6:30 pm (refreshments will be served from 6:00 to 6:30 pm). They will be held at the German Historical Institute, 1607 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington D.C.

Heidi Voskuhl's research field comprises the history of technology from the early modern to the modern period. Her broader interests include the philosophy of technology, the history of the Enlightenment, and modern European intellectual and cultural history. Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Winner of the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History of the American Philosophical Society, 2014.

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