Author: Bernard Stiegler
Open Humanities Press, 2018
The Neganthropocene, which is available to download for free, is a collection of the French philosopher Bernard Stiegler’s recent writings. New readers are helped into this philosophical landscape via the thorough introduction by the translator Daniel Ross, who is part of the growing environment of activists and intellectuals surrounding Stiegler. Both of them are part of the organisation Institut de recherche et d’innovation (IRI) – an institute for research and innovation with offices at Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as Ars Industrialis that presents itself as an «international organisation for industrial politics of spirit».
The appealing nature of Stiegler’s work, which includes more than 30 books, lies in his original combination of a philosophy of technology with a strong existential impulse. His philosophical impetus came as he served a jail sentence for armed robbery. In the solitude of the cell, he came to realisation that thought, language and writing were essentially technologies or techniques that connected him to the world.
«Man has done nothing but blithely break down billions of structures and reduce them to a state in which they are no longer capable of integration.» Claude Lévi-Strauss …
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