Michael Funk, B.A. M.A.
Winter term 2020
Winter term 2019
180077 PS Methodical Constructivism and Culturalism - 20th-Century Philosophy of Technology
Funk, M, Steizinger, J, Falkner, D & Eichinger, T 2019, 'From Buzz to Burst', NanoEthics, pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-019-00361-4

Coeckelbergh, M, Loh, J, Funk, M, Seibt, J & Nørskov, M (eds) 2018, Envisioning Robots in Society: Power, Politics, and Public Space. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA), vol. 311, IOS Press, Amsterdam.




Funk, M, Reichl, P & Dieber, B 2018, ‘Bismarck 4.0’: A cross-disciplinary thought experiment on cyber pacifism. in M Funk, J Loh, M Norskov, M Coeckelbergh & J Seibt (eds), Envisioning Robots in Society - Power, Politics, and Public Space - Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2018 / TRANSOR 2018. IOS Press, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA), vol. 311, pp. 357-366, 3rd International Conference on Robophilosophy 2018 / Transor 2018: Envisioning Robots in Society - Politics, Power, and Public Space, Vienna, Austria, 14/02/18. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-931-7-357


Funk, M & Dieber, B 2018, We are living in a social submarine! Children are still the better adults. in M Coeckelbergh, J Loh, M Funk, J Seibt & M Norskov (eds), Envisioning Robots in Society - Power, Politics, and Public Space - Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2018 / TRANSOR 2018. IOS Press, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA), vol. 311, pp. 75-87, 3rd International Conference on Robophilosophy 2018 / Transor 2018: Envisioning Robots in Society - Politics, Power, and Public Space, Vienna, Austria, 14/02/18. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-931-7-75

Funk, M 2018, Gebrauchsanleitungen für „lebende Maschinen“? Synthetische Biologie zwischen Ingenieur und Anwender. in J Engelschalt & A Maibaum (eds), Schafft Wissen: Gemeinsames und geteiltes Wissen in Wissenschaft und Technik ; Proceedingsder 2. Tagung des Nachwuchsnetzwerks „INSIST“;07.-08. Oktober 2016, München. SSOAR, pp. 43-67.

Funk, M 2018, Paleoanthropology and Social Robotics. in J Aagaard (ed.), Postphenomenological Methodologies: New Ways in Mediating Techno-Human Relationships. Lexington Books, a Division of Rowman&Littlefield Publishers, Lanham a.o., pp. 125-149.


Funk, M 2018, Synaesthesia and Creativiy: An Epistemic Comparison and a Wittgensteinian Outlook. in ACTAS DEL “VI CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE SINESTESIA, CIENCIA Y ARTE + ACTIVIDADES PARALELAS 2018”. Fundación Internacional Artecittà, Granada, pp. 165-170.

Funk, M, Seibt, J & Coeckelbergh, M 2018, Why Do/Should We Build Robots? Summary of a Plenary Discussion Session. in M Coeckelbergh, J Loh, M Funk, J Seibt & M Nørskov (eds), Envisioning Robots in Society: Power, Politics, and Public Space. IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 369 - 384, Robophilosophy 2018 / TRANSOR 2018, Vienna, Austria, 14/02/18.


Funk, M, Leuteritz, S & Irrgang, B (eds) 2017, Cyberwar @ Drohnenkrieg: Neue Kriegstechnologien philosophisch betrachtet. Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg.


Coeckelbergh, M & Funk, M 2016, Data, Speed, and Know-How: Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Human-Autonomous Systems Cooperation in Military Contexts. in J Hodicky (ed.), Modelling and Simulation for Autonomous Systems: Third International Workshop, MESAS 2016, Rome, Italy, June 15-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI, vol. 9991, pp. 17-24. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47605-6_2

Funk, M 2016, Tacit Security? Roboethics and Societal Challenges of ‘Social Robotic Information- and Cyberwar’. in J Seibt, M Nørskov & S Schack Andersen (eds), What Social Robots Can and Should Do: Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016 / TRANSOR 2016. vol. 290, IOS Press, Amsterdam, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA), vol. 290, pp. 119-128. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-708-5-119


Funk, M, Wenn das Internet nicht vergisst, ist Vergebung dann möglich? Über den Wilden Westen, echte Männer und Zukunft durch Datenschutz, 2016, Web publication, http://blogs.philosophie.ch/zukunft/2016/07/13/wenn-das-internet-nicht-vergisst-ist-vergebung-dann-moglich-uber-den-wilden-westen-echte-manner-und-zukunft-durch-datenschutz/.

Autonomy, Responsibility, and Risk as Basic Concepts in Robot Ethics

Mark Coeckelbergh (Speaker), Michael Funk (Speaker)
16 Oct 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Roboter, welche wollen wir und welche wollen wir nicht?

Michael Funk (Invited speaker)
30 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Understanding “living machines” and “natural programs”- Transdisciplinarity Hermeneutics of Metaphors in Synthetic Biology

Michael Funk (Speaker)
24 Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


he Grammar of Information – Methodological Constructivism/Culturalism and the Philosophy of Technology

Michael Funk (Speaker)
16 Jun 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Transcendental Grammar and Technical Practice in Wittgenstein’s Late Writings: Reading Wittgenstein as a Philosopher of Technology

Mark Coeckelbergh (Speaker), Michael Funk (Speaker)
16 Jun 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Roboter und assistive Technik in der Pflege – Ethische und soziale Herausforderungen

Michael Funk (Speaker)
29 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Wittgenstein, Transcendental Techniques and the Grammar of Jazz Improvisation

Michael Funk (Speaker)
13 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Robotic eden vs. human labour? - Drones in agriculture and urban gardening

Michael Funk (Speaker)
11 Nov 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Hand Axe Meets Voice Acts

Michael Funk (Speaker)
8 Nov 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Tacit Security? Robot-Ethics and Societal Challenges of ‘Social-Robotic Information- and Cyberwar’

Michael Funk (Speaker)
20 Oct 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



Synesthesia and Human-Robot-Interactions – Alterity Relations shaping Sensorimotor Unity

Michael Funk (Speaker)
3 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Talking to Wittgenstein – Towards a Constructivist Hermeneutics of Technosciences

Michael Funk (Speaker)
1 Sep 2016

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Philosophy of Technology, Music and Cognitive Sciences – An Academic Guitar-Performance

Michael Funk (Speaker)
14 Jun 2016

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Innate Knowledge and Instrumentally Mediated Language in Musical Gestures – A Philosophical Epistemology of Body-Actions

Michael Funk (Speaker)
10 Jun 2016

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Bioengineering and Synthetic Biology – Towards an Epistemology and paradigmatic Shift in Engineering-Methodology

Michael Funk (Speaker)
18 May 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Technik in der Pflege aus philosophischer Perspektive

Michael Funk (Invited speaker)
28 Apr 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Robot-Ethics & Asymmetric Warfare – Dual Use of Robotic Imagination

Michael Funk (Speaker)
21 Apr 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


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