4 votes Spirited Away meets Heidegger: We killed the gods with technology Posted May 14 by mrbig Tags: philosophy, anime, martin heidegger, hayao miyazaki, edward mcdougall https://iai.tv/articles/spirited-away-meets-heidegger-we-killed-the-gods-with-technology-but-the-sacredness-of-life-is-continuous-auid-1104 Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Title When Heidegger Meets Miyazaki Authors Edward McDougall Published Jul 2 2018 Word count 1887 words 2 comments Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK mrbig (OP) May 14 Link Outline link. A link between the German existentialist Martin Heidegger and Japanese mainstream animator and author of Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, Hayao Miyazaki, seems unlikely. But they share a recurring theme — the relationship between humans and nature. In Miyazaki’s animes, this relationship is mediated through technology which threatens the sacredness in nature. But despite the human-nature conflicts, Miyazaki is optimistic, and surprisingly close to Heidegger’s thoughts in his later works. Outline link. cardigan May 14 Link An English translation of the Der Spiegel interview -- which Heidegger only permitted to be published after his death -- is available here. It's the source of his remarks on the reappearance of... An English translation of the Der Spiegel interview -- which Heidegger only permitted to be published after his death -- is available here. It's the source of his remarks on the reappearance of "the god[s]."