Universität Innsbruck


Innsbruck-Pune Conference, May 3rd – 6th 2023

Anthropology in Digital Age: Theological and Philosophical Responses

 

  May 3rd – 6th 2023

  Madonnensaal and Dekanatssitzungssaal, Karl-Rahner-Platz 1 and 3, 6020 Innsbruck

  Participation at the academic program, including Vinum Academicum and Coffee Breaks is possible, free of charge and without any registration necessities.

Given the incredible and exponential progress in digital revolution, affecting all dimensions of human life, it is proper to reflect on who the human person is, from philosophical and theological perspectives, in order to understand ourselves better. The cooperation between Jnana Deepa and The University of Innsbruck offers us the opportunity to bring not only the Christian tradition, but also Western and Indian thinking into conversation with current technological developments. Such a reflection urges us to revisit the fundamental anthropological questions like, “Who am I?”, “What can I know?” and “What can I hope for?”. The conference seeks to throw more light on the self-understanding of the human person in the contemporary times, so that we can respond meaningfully and adequately to the fundamental questions of ourselves, our nature and our destiny. Such an understanding of the human person hopefully will enable us to encounter God deeper and experience one another better.

Wednesday, 3rd May 2023 
Madonnensaal

19:00    Conference Opening Session

19:00 – 19:30

Welcome-Speeches by Authorities of both Institutions

19:30 – 20:30

Opening Contribution
Sr. Patricia Santos
Towards an Embodied Understanding of the Human Person in the Digital Age – An Indian Feminist Perspective

20:30

Vinum Academicum


Thursday, 4th May 2023
Dekanatssitzungsaal

08:30    Morning Session

08:30 – 09:15

Enrico Grube
Towards an Embodied Understanding of the Human Person in the Digital Age – Western Perspective

09:15 – 10:00

Johannes Hoff
The Gift of Insight. Overcoming the Dataist Metaphysics of Modern Cognitivism

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee – Break

10:30 – 11:15

Tom Karimundackal, SJ
Human Being: As the image and likeness of God or becoming Digitalized

11:15 – 12:00

Katherine Dormandy
Digital Whiplash: The Case of Digital Trust

14:30    Afternoon Session

14:30 – 15:15

Dolichan Kollareth, SJ
Artificial Intelligence and Human Understanding

15:15 – 16:00

Wilhelm Guggenberger
Deliver us from the evil one. The hope for technological Redemption

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee – Break

16:30 – 17:15

John Karuvelil, SJ
Artificial Intelligence: Are we playing with God?

17:15 – 18:00

Stefan Hofmann, SJ
Images and Imagination in the Digital Age. Challenge and Opportunity for Christian Spirituality


Friday, 5th May 2023
Dekanatssitzungsaal

08:30    Morning Session

08:30 – 10:00

Workshops organized by the Doctorate- and PhD-Students

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee – Break

10:30 – 12:00

Workshops organized by the Doctorate- and PhD-Students

14:30    Afternoon Session

14:30 – 15:15

Claudia Paganini / Kristina Steimer
Social media, the body, and the digital device. An ontological perspective on constellations between self and being

15:15 – 16:00

VM Jose, SJ
Jesus constitutes true humanity: dignity of human person in the digital age

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee – Break

16:30 – 17:15

Nishant Irudayadason
Transhumanism: A Critical Approach

17:15 – 18:00

Andreas Vonach
“You shall not make a carved image for yourself nor the likeness of anything” (Exo 20,4a; Deu 5,8a). Are our virtual realities against God’s plan?

18:00 – 18:30

Conclusion, formalities and planning


Saturday, 6th May 2023

Afternoon:

Excursion to historical and cultural sites near Innsbruck with the Indian Guests

The Conference is sponsored by

Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Innsbruck
Office of the Vice Rector for Research, University of Innsbruck
Research Area Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts, University of Innsbruck
Abteilung Kultur des Landes Tirol
Jesuitenkolleg Innsbruck


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