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Taking up McLuhan's cause : perspectives on media and formal causality

Author: Corey Anton; Robert K Logan; Lance Strate
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book brings together a number of prominent scholars to explore a relatively under-studied area of Marshall McLuhan's thought : his concept of formal cause and the role that formal cause play in the emergence of new technologies and in structuring societal relations. Aiming to open a new way of understanding McLuhan's thought in this area, and to provide methodological grounding for future media ecology  Read more...
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Named Person: Marshall McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan; Herbert Marshall MacLuhan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Corey Anton; Robert K Logan; Lance Strate
ISBN: 1783206942 9781783206940
OCLC Number: 994744898
Description: 287 pages
Contents: Foreword / Eric McLuhan --
A trialogic introduction / Robert K. Logan, Corey Anton and Lance Strate --
The form of things to come : a review of Media and formal cause / Corey Anton --
McLuhan, formal cause and the future of technological mediation & postscript / Corey Anton --
Medium as 'metaform' : an inquiry into the life of forms / Paolo Granata --
From Aristotle via Aquinas : understanding formal cause in Marshall McLuhan's philosophy / Laura Trujillo Liñán --
The effects that give cause, and the pattern that directs / Lance Strate --
McLuhan and causality : technological determinism, formal cause and emergence / Robert K. Logan --
Formal cause : McLuhan's 'Objective Turn'? / Yoni Van Den Eede --
Forms of causality / Chad Hansen --
Anti-environmental art and its role in making formal cause visible / Steve Reagles --
Of memes, modes, minor audiences and formal cause / Eric S. Jenkins --
After effects, before causes : technique, artistic intent and formal causality / Kirk Zamieroski --
Re-cognizing formal cause / Peter Zhang --
Disrobing the probe, unpacking the sprachage : formal cause or the cause of form reframing McLuhan and the Kabbalah / Adeena Karasick.
Responsibility: edited by Corey Anton, Robert K. Logan & Lance Strate.

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This book brings together a number of prominent scholars to explore a relatively under-studied area of Marshall McLuhan's thought: his idea of formal cause and the role that formal cause plays in the  Read more...

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'Very good essays on a crucial intellectual topic. I'm hopeful that this anthology will help kick off another McLuhan movement rooted in McLuhan's place in the great tradition of philosophies of Read more...

 
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