Stiegler and Technics

2014.04.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christina Howells and Gerald Moore (eds.), Stiegler and Technics, Edinburgh University Press, 2013, 296pp., $40.00 (pbk),
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2014.04.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christina Howells and Gerald Moore (eds.), Stiegler and Technics, Edinburgh University Press, 2013, 296pp., $40.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780748677023.   Reviewed by Peter Gratton, Memorial University of Newfoundland This book is one of the most important collections published in Continental philosophy this year, bringing together many important thinkers to produce excellent forays into aesthetics, the nature of the self after deconstruction, political economy, and post-Freudian notions of desire. That this is done while encountering the work of Bernard Stiegler amounts to a certain irony for me. I have reviewed Stiegler's work here before and have been critical of it for among other reasons: (a) his prose is needlessly verbose and makes great claims for its import, yet no one would think it all that radical, for example, to argue that humanity as such broke off from evolution with. . .

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