Technics and Time The fault of Epimetheus

Author: Bernard Stiegler
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804730415
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Philosophy

What is a technical object? At the beginning of Western philosophy, Aristotle contrasted beings formed by nature, which had within themselves a beginning of movement and rest, and man-made objects, which did not have the source of their own production within themselves. This book, the first of three volumes, revises the Aristotelian argument and develops an innovative assessment whereby the technical object can be seen as having an essential, distinct temporality and dynamics of its own. The Aristotelian concept persisted, in one form or another, until Marx, who conceived of the possibility of an evolution of technics. Lodged between mechanics and biology, a technical entity became a complex of heterogeneous forces. In a parallel development, while industrialization was in the process of overthrowing the contemporary order of knowledge as well as contemporary social organization, technology was acquiring a new place in philosophical questioning. Philosophy was for the first time faced with a world in which technical expansion was so widespread that science was becoming more and more subject to the field of instrumentality, with its ends determined by the imperatives of economic struggle or war, and with its epistemic status changing accordingly. The power that emerged from this new relation was unleashed in the course of the two world wars. Working his way through the history of the Aristotelian assessment of technics, the author engages the ideas of a wide range of thinkers--Rousseau, Husserl, and Heidegger, the paleo-ontologist Leroi-Gourhan, the anthropologists Vernant and Detienne, the sociologists Weber and Habermas, and the systems analysts Maturana and Varela.

Technics and Time The fault of Epimetheus

Author: Bernard Stiegler
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804730415
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Philosophy

What is a technical object? At the beginning of Western philosophy, Aristotle contrasted beings formed by nature, which had within themselves a beginning of movement and rest, and man-made objects, which did not have the source of their own production within themselves. This book, the first of three volumes, revises the Aristotelian argument and develops an innovative assessment whereby the technical object can be seen as having an essential, distinct temporality and dynamics of its own. The Aristotelian concept persisted, in one form or another, until Marx, who conceived of the possibility of an evolution of technics. Lodged between mechanics and biology, a technical entity became a complex of heterogeneous forces. In a parallel development, while industrialization was in the process of overthrowing the contemporary order of knowledge as well as contemporary social organization, technology was acquiring a new place in philosophical questioning. Philosophy was for the first time faced with a world in which technical expansion was so widespread that science was becoming more and more subject to the field of instrumentality, with its ends determined by the imperatives of economic struggle or war, and with its epistemic status changing accordingly. The power that emerged from this new relation was unleashed in the course of the two world wars. Working his way through the history of the Aristotelian assessment of technics, the author engages the ideas of a wide range of thinkers--Rousseau, Husserl, and Heidegger, the paleo-ontologist Leroi-Gourhan, the anthropologists Vernant and Detienne, the sociologists Weber and Habermas, and the systems analysts Maturana and Varela.

Choreographing Relations

Author: Petra Sabisch
Publisher: epodium
ISBN: 9783940388209
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Choreography

"Choreographing Relations" undertakes the experiment of a conceptual site development of contemporary choreography by means of practical philosophy. Guided by the radically empiricist question "What Can Choreography Do?" the book investigates the performances of Antonia Baehr, Juan Dominguez, Xavier Le Roy, and Eszter Salamon, and the philosophical works of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. It establishes a relation between these practitioners as an encounter in method, and develops method as a singular, material and experimental practice. In view of these singular methods and the participatory relations to which they give rise, Choreographing Relations offers a prolific inventory of arepresentational procedures that qualitatively transformed choreography and philosophy at the turn of the twentieth century.

Automotive Prosthetic

Author: Charissa N. Terranova
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292754041
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Genre: Art

In the twenty-first century, we are continually confronted with the existential side of technology—the relationships between identity and the mechanizations that have become extensions of the self. Focusing on one of humanity’s most ubiquitous machines, Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art combines critical theory and new media theory to form the first philosophical analysis of the car within works of conceptual art. These works are broadly defined to encompass a wide range of creative expressions, particularly in car-based conceptual art by both older, established artists and younger, emerging artists, including Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Richard Prince, Sylvie Fleury, Yael Bartana, Jeremy Deller, and Jonathan Schipper. At its core, the book offers an alternative formation of conceptual art understood according to technology, the body moving through space, and what art historian, curator, and artist Jack Burnham calls “relations.” This thought-provoking study illuminates the ways in which the automobile becomes a naturalized extension of the human body, incarnating new forms of “car art” and spurring a technological reframing of conceptual art. Steeped in a sophisticated take on the image and semiotics of the car, the chapters probe the politics of materialism as well as high/low debates about taste, culture, and art. The result is a highly innovative approach to contemporary intersections of art and technology.

Strange Sounds

Author: Timothy Dean Taylor
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415936845
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Music

Clearly technology has added a voice to music, but how does that voice affect the traditional human craftsmanship of music? Timothy Taylor addresses the anxieties provoked by the use of technology in music.

Was ist Philosophie

Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104902852
Release Date: 2018-08-22
Genre: Philosophy

Der international bekannte Philosoph Giorgio Agamben beantwortet die Grundfrage der Philosophie Die Frage »Was ist Philosophie?« kann man erst spät stellen und nur mit Freunden erörtern. Giorgio Agamben umkreist sie daher in seinem Buch mit fünf emblematischen Essays zur Stimme, zum Sagbaren, zum Erfordernis, zum Proömium und zur Muse. Er verbindet archäologische Untersuchung und theoretische Reflexion und geht Fragen nach, wie das Konzept Sprache erfunden wurde, welchen Ort das Denken in der Stimme hat, was unter einer platonischen Idee zu verstehen ist und wie man das Verhältnis von Philosophie und (Natur-)Wissenschaft bestimmen muss. Am Ende wird das philosophische Schreiben – ein Problem, mit dem sich Agamben unausgesetzt beschäftigt hat – zum Präludium eines Werks, das ungeschrieben bleiben muss.

Die Existenzweise technischer Objekte

Author: Gilbert Simondon
Publisher:
ISBN: 3037341955
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Technology

In dieser wirkmächtigen philosophisch-technologischen Untersuchung stellt sich Gilbert Simondon dem ressentimentgeladenen Ausschluss der technischen Objekte aus der menschlichen Kultur ebenso entgegen wie technokratischen Machbarkeitsvisionen der Herrschaft durch Automaten. Stattdessen plädiert er für die Anerkennung und Reflexion der Existenz eines Kollektivs aus Mensch, offenen technischen Maschinen und Natur. Sein Ansatz vereint die detaillierte Analyse der Funktionsweisen von Motoren, Elektronenröhren oder frühen Computern mit weitreichenden philosophischen Erwägungen. In Auseinandersetzung mit der traditionellen Auffassung von Form und Stoff, dem Evolutionsdenken, Gestalttheorie, Kybernetik, Informationstheorie und Fragen der Gouvernementalität charakterisiert er technisches Denken und technische Existenzweise als Etappe im Werdensprozess von Leben und Denken.

Technics and Time 3

Author: Bernard Stiegler
Publisher:
ISBN: 0804761671
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Philosophy

Technics and Time, 3 furthers Stiegler's critique of technics, working (back) through Kant in order to examine the nature of "cinematic time" relative to phenomenology and hypertechnology.

Vom Wesen des Grundes

Author: Martin Heidegger
Publisher: Vittorio Klostermann
ISBN: 3465028147
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Cosmology

Die Abhandlung Vom Wesen des Grundes (1929) bedenkt die ontologische Differenz als das Nicht zwischen Seiendem und Sein. Wenn das Wesen des Grundes aus der Differenz erfahren wird, dann weil dieses Wesen in der Endlichkeit der Freiheit des Daseins selbst grundet. Das Dasein ist, so Heidegger, als freies Seinkonnen unter das Seiende geworfen. Das Dasein muss sich im weltentwerfenden Entwurf auf seine Moglichkeiten hin selbst ubersteigen. Es ist diese menschliche Transzendenz, die das Begrunden ermoglicht, und diese ist wiederum als Freiheit zum Grunde zu verstehen.

Acting Bodies and Social Networks

Author: Bianca Maria Pirani
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: PSU:000064204734
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book analyzes the complex interactions of body, mind and microelectronic technologies. Internationally renowned scholars look into the nature of the mind - a combination of thought, perception, emotion, will and imagination - as well as the ever-increasing impact and complexity of microelectronic technologies.

Mimesis

Author: Gunter Gebauer
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:B3820408
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Aesthetics


H chste Armut

Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104016429
Release Date: 2012-04-05
Genre: Religion

Der neue Band des Homo-Sacer-Projekts Was wird aus der Regel, wenn sie im Leben restlos aufzugehen scheint? Und was aus einem Menschenleben, wenn seine Gesten, seine Worte und sein Schweigen von der Regel nicht mehr zu unterscheiden sind? In Fortschreibung seines groß angelegten Homo-Sacer-Projekts unternimmt der weltbekannte Philosoph Giorgio Agamben eine passionierte Relektüre des abendländischen Mönchtums von Pachomius bis St. Franziskus. Doch auch wenn er das von peinlich genauer Regelbeachtung bestimmte Leben der Mönche bis ins kleinste Detail rekonstruiert, sieht Agamben die eigentliche Innovation des Mönchtums nicht in der Vermengung von Leben und Norm, sondern in der Entdeckung einer Dimension des Menschen, in der das »Leben« als solches zum ersten Mal seiner Autonomie Geltung verschaffte. Denn die Herausforderung, vor die die Mönche das Recht stellten, indem sie auf »höchste Armut« und den bloßen »Gebrauch« bestanden, hat auch heute von ihrer Brisanz nichts verloren.

Kultur des Diagramms

Author: John Bender
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110380293
Release Date: 2014-08-29
Genre: Art

wort und Bild fügen die Autoren in einer neuen Sicht zu einem instruktiven Diagrammkonzept zusammen. Diagramme sind Amalgame des Erkennens, aber auch, um als Erkenntnismittel verständlich zu werden, innerweltlich vorfindbare Gegenstände, mit denen kognitiv gearbeitet wird. Diagrammatisches Denken eröffnet Querverweise und ermöglicht so eine relationale, vom Erkennenden aktiv betriebene Urteilsbildung.

Blasen

Author: Peter Sloterdijk
Publisher: Suhrkamp Publishers
ISBN: IND:30000107398434
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Anthropology