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The original accident

Author: Paul Virilio
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, Mass. : Polity, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Virilio defines the ways in which postindustrial science has merged with out-and-out hyperterrorism to threaten the foundations of Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian civilisation, and the future of the planet with them, through innovation of mass catastrophes that are part and parcel of its panoply of inventions.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Virilio
ISBN: 9780745636139 0745636136 0745636144 9780745636146
OCLC Number: 70881897
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 120 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: * CONTENTS * PART ONE * Caution * The Invention of Accidents * The Accident Argument * The Accident Museum * The Future of the Accident * The Expectation Horizon * Unknown Quantity * PART TWO * Public Emotion * The Original Accident * The Dromosphere
Other Titles: Accident originel.
Responsibility: Paul Virilio ; translated by Julie Rose.
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The future once promised the certainty of a better life for all but now it is full of uncertainty, danger and fear. Our lives are surrounded by the threats, imaginary or real, posed by terrorist  Read more...

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"Virilio's breakneck pattern-recognition method is apt to spark new thoughts in some readers' heads." Steven Poole, The Guardian Paul Virilio is one of the most original and provocative thinkers of Read more...

 
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