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What makes life worth living : on pharmacology

Author: Bernard Stiegler; Daniel Ross
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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In the aftermath of the First World War, the poet Paul Valéry wrote of a 'crisis of spirit', brought about by the instrumentalization of knowledge and the destructive subordination of culture to profit. Recent events demonstrate all too clearly that that the stock of mind, or spirit, continues to fall. The economy is toxically organized around the pursuit of short-term gain, supported by an infantilizing,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stiegler, Bernard.
What makes life worth living.
(OCoLC)841393674
Named Person: Paul Valéry; Paul Valéry
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Stiegler; Daniel Ross
ISBN: 9780745681924 0745681921 9780745681948 0745681948
OCLC Number: 873805697
Notes: Originally published in French as Ce qui fait que la vie vaut la peine d'être vécue in 2010.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 169 pages)
Contents: Part 1. Pharmacology of spirit. Apocalypse without God --
Pathogenesis, normativity and the 'infidelity of the milieu' --
Pharmacology of nuclear fire, generalized automation and total proletarianization --
Part 2. Pharmacology of nihilism. The Thing, Kenosis and the power to infinitize --
Part 3. Pharmacology of capital. Economizing means taking care : the three limits of capitalism --
Part 4. Pharmacology of the question. The time of the question --
Disposable children.
Other Titles: Ce qui fait que la vie vaut la peine d'être vécue.
Responsibility: Bernard Stiegler ; translated by Daniel Ross.

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