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Futurability : the age of impotence and the horizon of possibility

Author: Franco Berardi
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We live in an age of impotence. Stuck between global war and global finance, between identity and capital, we seem to be incapable of producing that radical change that is so desperately needed. Is there still a way to disentangle ourselves from a global order that shapes our politics as well as our imagination? In his most systematic book to date, renowned Italian theorist Franco "Bifo" Berardi tackles this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franco Berardi
ISBN: 1784787442 9781784787448
OCLC Number: 1042112831
Description: viii, 246 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Potency --
The age of impotence --
Humanism, misogyny, and late modern thought --
The dark side of desire --
Power --
Automation and terror --
Necro-capitalism --
Money code and automation --
Possibility --
Conundrum --
Superstition --
Disentanglement --
A short history of the general intellect --
Dynamics of the general intellect --
Invention --
The inconceivable.
Responsibility: Franco 'Bifo' Berardi

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We live in an age of impotence. Stuck between global war and global finance, between identity and capital, we seem to be incapable of producing that radical change that is so desperately needed. Is there still a way to disentangle ourselves from a global order that shapes our politics as well as our imagination? In his most systematic book to date, renowned Italian theorist Franco "Bifo" Berardi tackles this question through a solid yet visionary analysis of the three fundamental concepts of possibility, potency, and power. Overcoming any temptation of giving in to despair or nostalgia, Berardi proposes the notion of futurability as a way to remind us that even within the darkness of our current crisis, still lies dormant the horizon of possibility.

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