‘Humankind has always been an interplay of nature and technology.’

Jos de Mul


Professor De Mul studied Philosophy in Utrecht and Amsterdam and in 1993 he obtained his PhD (cum laude) at the University of Nijmegen. He has been visiting professor at the University of Michigan and Fudan University Shanghai, and is a regular Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. From 2007 to 2010 he was president of the International Association of Aesthetics (IAA).

His research focuses on the (partly overlapping) domains of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of art and culture, and the philosophy of information and communication technologies.

Performance by Prof. Jos de Mul at the Next Nature Power Show in Paradiso, Amsterdam, 2005


Posts by Jos de Mul

Wild Systems 

The Technological Sublime

The sublime is an aesthetic concept of ‘the exalted,’ of beauty that is grand and dangerous. Through 17th and 18th century European intellectual tradition, the sublime became intimately associated with nature. Only in the 20th century, did the technological sublime replace the natural sublime. Have our sense of awe and terror been transferred to factories, […]

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