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Flusser, Vilém 1920-1991

Works: 275 works in 830 publications in 19 languages and 10,407 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor, Translator, zxx, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: TR183, 770.1
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Towards a philosophy of photography by Vilém Flusser( Book )

69 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Media philosopher Vilem Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them. Flusser showed how the transformation of textual into visual culture (from the linearity of history into the two-dimensionality of magic) and of industrial into post-industrial society (from work into leisure) went hand in hand, and how photography allows us to read and interpret these changes with particular clarity."--BOOK JACKET
Does writing have a future? by Vilém Flusser( Book )

44 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Does Writing Have a Future?, a remarkably perceptive work first published in German in 1987, Vilém Flusser asks what will happen to thought and communication as written communication gives way, inevitably, to digital expression. In his introduction, Flusser proposes that writing does not, in fact, have a future because everything that is now conveyed in writing--and much that cannot be--can be recorded and transmitted by other means. Confirming Flusser's status as a theorist of new media in the same rank as Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Paul Virilio, and Friedrich Kittler, the balance of this book teases out the nuances of these developments. To find a common denominator among texts and practices that span millennia, Flusser looks back to the earliest forms of writing and forward to the digitization of texts now under way. For Flusser, writing--despite its limitations when compared to digital media--underpins historical consciousness, the concept of progress, and the nature of critical inquiry. While the text as a cultural form may ultimately become superfluous, he argues, the art of writing will not so much disappear but rather evolve into new kinds of thought and expression
Into the universe of technical images by Vilém Flusser( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poised between hope and despair for a humanity facing an urgent communication crisis, this work by Vilém Flusser forecasts either the first truly human, infinitely creative society in history or a society of unbearable, oppressive sameness, locked in a pattern it cannot change. First published in German in 1985 and now available in English for the first time, Into the Universe of Technical Images outlines the history of communication technology as a process of increasing abstraction. Flusser charts how communication evolved from direct interaction with the world to mediation through various technologies. The invention of writing marked one significant shift; the invention of photography marked another, heralding the current age of the technical image. The automation of the processing of technical images carries both promise and threat: the promise of freeing humans to play and invent and the threat for networks of automation to proceed independently of humans."--Publisher
The shape of things : a philosophy of design by Vilém Flusser( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents for the first time in English an array of essays on design by the seminal media critic and philosopher, Vilém Flusser
Writings by Vilém Flusser( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vilm Flussers innovative writings theorizeand ultimately embracethe epochal shift that humanity is undergoing from what he termed "linear thinking" (based on writing) toward a new form of multidimensional, visual thinking embodied by digital culture. For Flusser, these new modes and technologies of communication make possible a society (the "telematic" society) in which dialogue between people becomes the supreme value
La civilisation des médias by Vilém Flusser( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gestures by Vilém Flusser( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his career, Vilém Flusser kept the idea of gesture in mind: that people express their being in the world through a sweeping range of movements. He reconsiders familiar actions - from speaking and painting to smoking and telephoning - in terms of movement, opening a new perspective on the ways we share and preserve meaning. These essays, published here as a collection in English, reflect both an eclectic array of interests and a durable commitment to phenomenological thought
The freedom of the migrant : objections to nationalism by Vilém Flusser( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vilem Flusser was one of the most fascinating and original European thinkers of the late twentieth century. In this collection of his essays on emigration, nationalism, and information theory, he raises questions about the viability of ideas of national identity in a world whose borders are becoming increasingly arbitrary and permeable. Flusser argues that modern societies are in flux, with traditional linear and textual epistemologies being challenged by global circulatory networks and a growth in visual stimulation. Beyond globalization, Flusser's ideas about communication and identity are rooted in the Judeo-Christian concept of self-determination and self-realization through recognition of the other
Gesten : Versuch einer Phänomenologie by Vilém Flusser( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kommunikologie by Vilém Flusser( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petite philosophie du design by Vilém Flusser( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre défend une thèse provocante : notre avenir sera avant tout affaire de design. En effet, le design représente la confluence d'idées nouvelles empruntées à la science, à l'art, à l'économie et à la politique. C'est de façon apparemment toute naturelle que des éléments hétérogènes s'y combinent en un réseau complexe de relations
Dinge und Undinge : phänomenologische Skizzen by Vilém Flusser( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von der Freiheit des Migranten : Einsprüche gegen den Nationalismus by Vilém Flusser( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On doubt by Vilém Flusser( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In On Doubt, Vilém Flusser refines Martin Heidegger's famous declaration that "language is the dwelling of Being." For Flusser, "the word is the dwelling of being," because in fact, in the beginning, there was the word. On Doubt is a treatise on the human intellect, its relation to language, and the reality-forming discourses that subsequently emerge. For Flusser, the faith that the modern age places in Cartesian doubt plays a role similar to the one that faith in God played in previous eras-a faith that needs to be challenged. Descartes doubts the world through his proposition cogito ergo sum
Vampyroteuthis infernalis : a treatise : with a report by the Institut scientifique de recherche paranaturaliste by Vilém Flusser( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vilém Flusser (1920-1991) was born in Prague. He emigrated to Brazil, where he taught philosophy and wrote a daily newspaper column in Sao Paulo, then later moved to France. He wrote several books in Portuguese and German. Writings (2004), Into the Universe of Technical Images (2011), and Does Writing Have a Future? (2011) have been published by the University of Minnesota Press, and the Shape of Things, Towards a Philosophy of Photography, and The Freedom of the Migrant have also been translated into English
The natural mind : a revolutionary approach to the drug problem by Andrew Weil( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV><P><EM>Natural:Mind</EM>, published for the first time in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1979, investigates the paradoxical connection between the concepts of nature and culture through a lively para-phenomenological analysis of natural and cultural phenomena. Always applying his fluid and imagistic Husserlian style of phenomenology, Vilém Flusser explores different perspectives and relations of items from everyday life.</P></DIV>
The history of the devil by Vilém Flusser( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939, a young Vilém Flusser faced the Nazi invasion of his hometown of Prague. He escaped with his wife to Brazil, taking with him only two books: a small Jewish prayer book and Goethe's Faust. Twenty-six years later, in 1965, Flusser would publish The History of the Devil, and it is the essence of those two books that haunts his own. From that time his life as a philosopher was born. While Flusser would later garner attention in Europe and elsewhere as a thinker of media culture, The History of the Devil is considered by many to be his first significant work, containing nascent forms of t
Lob der Oberflächlichkeit : für eine Phänomenologie der Medien by Vilém Flusser( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of language by Alexander Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and Portuguese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1963 Vilém Flusser presented a series of lectures at the Brazilian Institute of Philosophy (IBF) in São Paulo concerning the philosophy of language. The resulting ten essays would eventually be published in 1965 in the annual magazine of the Brazilian Institute of Technology and Aeronautics (ITA), and published here for the first time in book form. Flusser prepared each lecture as a response to the dialogs that followed the preceding lecture, thereby expanding and explicating his philosophy of language in an intense dialogical process. Despite the fact that the other side of the dialogue was not recorded, it becomes clear to the reader that the resulting discussions and polemics generated by the lectures progressively and profoundly changed Flusser's intended trajectory for the course. This kind of philosophy in fieri was in part the result of a group effort between all of those present, and subsequently synthesized by Flusser in every essay. As a result of this experience, Flusser adopted this dialogic method as an integral part of his future work
Kommunikologie weiter denken : die "Bochumer Vorlesungen" by Vilém Flusser( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Bil lem Peul lu seo 1920-1991

Billem-Peulluseo 1920-1991

Fljusser, Vilem 1920-1991

Fluser, Vilem 1920-1991

Flusser, Vilém

Flüsser, Vilém 1920-1991

Peulluseo, Billem 1920-1991

P'ŭllusŏ, Pillem 1920-1991

Vilém Flusser

Vilém Flusser Český filozof a fotograf

Vilém Flusser Czech philosopher and photographer

Vilém Flusser filosofo, scrittore e giornalista ceco

Vilém Flusser filosoof uit Tsjechië (1920-1991)

Vilém Flusser tschechischer Kommunikations- und Medienphilosoph, Autor und Hochschullehrer

Βιλέμ Φλούσερ

Флюссер, Вилем

וילם פלוסר

פלוסר, וילם 1920-1991

빌렘 플루세르

플루서 1920-1991

플루서, 빌렘 1920-1991


ヴィレム・フルッサー 1920-1991

フルッサー, ヴィレム

フルッサー, ヴィレム 1920-1991


Does writing have a future?Into the universe of technical imagesThe shape of things : a philosophy of designWritingsThe freedom of the migrant : objections to nationalism