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States of shock : stupidity and knowledge in the twenty-first century

Author: Bernard Stiegler
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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"In 1944 Horkheimer and Adorno warned that industrial society turns reason into rationalization, and Polanyi warned of the dangers of the self-regulating market, but today, argues Stiegler, this regression of reason has led to societies dominated by unreason, stupidity and madness. However, philosophy in the second half of the twentieth century abandoned the critique of political economy, and poststructuralism left  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Stiegler
ISBN: 9780745664934 0745664938 9780745664941 0745664946
OCLC Number: 907665959
Notes: "First published in language as États de choc. Betiste et savoir au XXIe siecle © Mille et une nuits, department de la Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction Part One. Pharmacology of Stupidity. Introduction to the Poststructuralist Epoch 1. Madness 2. Doing and Saying Stupid Things in the Twentieth Century 3. Differance and Repetition. Thinking Differance as Individuation 4. Apres Coup, the Differend 5. Reading and Re-reading Hegel After Poststructuralism 6. Re-reading the Grundrisse. Beyond Two Marxist and Post-Structuralist Misunderstandings Part Two. The University With Conditions 7. The New Responsibilities of the University. In the Global Economic War 8. Internation and Interscience 9. Interscience, Intergeneration and the University Autonomy
Other Titles: Etats de choc.
Responsibility: Bernard Stiegler ; translated by Daniel Ross.
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