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An increasingly nihilistic world

The Neganthropocene
Forfatter: Bernard Stiegler
Forlag: Open Humanities Press (Storbritannia)
TECHNOLOGY: The world is becoming more and more nihilistic, as it becomes increasingly clear that humanity is unable to take care of it. The challenge Bernard Stiegler takes on is to show the way to an alternative anthropology – in practice as well as in theory.

The Neganthropocene is a collection of the latest articles by the French philosopher Bernard Stiegler. New readers are welcomed into this philosophical landscape through a thorough introduction by translator Daniel Ross, who belongs to the ever-growing environment of intellectuals and activists who surround Stiegler. At the heart of this philosophical landscape lies the Institute for Research and Innovation (Institut de recherce et d'innovation) – a research center with offices at the Center Pompidou in Paris, as well as Ars Industrialis, which presents itself as an "international organization for industrial spiritual policy".

Both individual and society as a whole is becoming more and more prominent
of algorithms and automation systems.

In Stiegler's writing, the question of technology and innovation is associated with a political and existential impulse. His own philosophical awakening came when he was serving a prison sentence for armed robbery in the years 1978-83. In the loneliness of the cell, he came to the conclusion that thinking, language and writing were essentially technologies that connected him. . .

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Anders Dunker
Philosopher. Regular literary critic in Ny Tid. Translator.

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