Nihilism and Technology

Nihilism and Technology

This book brings together the philosophies of technology and nihilism to investigate how we use technologies, from Netflix and Fitbit to Twitter and Google.

Author: Nolen Gertz

Publisher:

ISBN: 1786607034

Category: Nihilism

Page: 242

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This book brings together the philosophies of technology and nihilism to investigate how we use technologies, from Netflix and Fitbit to Twitter and Google. It diagnoses how technologies are nihilistic and how our nihilism has become technological.
Categories: Nihilism

Nihilism and Technology

Nihilism and Technology

In chapter 3 I turn from developing a philosophy of nihilism to developing a philosophy of technology. As Heidegger's “The Question Concerning Technology” has become a rite of passage for contemporary philosophers of technology—a text ...

Author: Nolen Gertz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786607041

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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This book brings together the philosophies of technology and nihilism to investigate how we use technologies, from Netflix and Fitbit to Twitter and Google. It diagnoses how technologies are nihilistic and how our nihilism has become technological.
Categories: Philosophy

Nihilism and Technology

Nihilism and Technology

Author: Phillip R. Fandozzi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020645480

Category: Nihilism (Philosophy)

Page: 147

View: 407

Categories: Nihilism (Philosophy)

The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism

The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism

Heidegger , Marx , and Nietzsche , then , as trauma theorists diagnosing in advance the cultural preconditions necessary for the triumph of the will to technology as well as its nihilistic fallout . Artificial War I think that space ...

Author: Arthur Kroker

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802085733

Category: Science

Page: 228

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In The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism, Arthur Kroker explores the future of the 21st century in the language of technological destiny. Presenting Martin Heidegger, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche as prophets of technological nihilism, Kroker argues that every aspect of contemporary culture, society, and politics is coded by the dynamic unfolding of the 'will to technology.' Moving between cultural history, our digital present, and the biotic future, Kroker theorizes on the relationship between human bodies and posthuman technology, and more specifically, wonders if the body of work offered by thinkers like Heidegger, Marx, and Nietzsche is a part of our past or a harbinger of our technological future. Heidegger, Marx, and Nietzsche intensify our understanding of the contemporary cultural climate. Heidegger's vision posits an increasingly technical society before which we have become 'objectless objects'? driftworks in a 'culture of boredom.' In Marx, the disciplining of capital itself by the will to technology is a code of globalization, first announced as streamed capitalism. Nietzsche mediates between them, envisioning in the gathering shadows of technological society the emergent signs of a culture of nihilism. Like Marx, he insists on thinking of the question of technology in terms of its material signs. In The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism, Kroker consistently enacts an invigorating and innovative vision, bringing together critical theory, art, and politics to reveal the philosophic apparatus of technoculture.
Categories: Science

Technologies of Critique

Technologies of Critique

Contemporary nihilism as technology—as the epoch of the consummation of the nihilism of many epochs—is, in well-known texts by Heidegger,1 pathetically exposed to its precursors, its trajectory, and limit as the homogenization of ...

Author: Willy Thayer

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 9780823286751

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Critique—a program of thought as well as a disposition toward the world—is a crucial resource for politics and thought today, yet it is again and again instrumentalized by institutional frames and captured by market logics. Technologies of Critique elaborates a critical practice that eludes such capture. Building on Chile’s history of dissident artists and the central entangling of politics and aesthetics, Thayer engages continental philosophical traditions, from Aristotle, Descartes and Heidegger through Walter Benjamin and Gilles Deleuze, and in implicit conversation with the Judith Butler, Roberto Esposito, and Bruno Latour, to help pinpoint the technologies and media through which art intervenes critically in socio-political life.
Categories: Philosophy

Nietzsche and the Rhetoric of Nihilism

Nietzsche and the Rhetoric of Nihilism

Barry Cooper “Nihilists,” said Arkady, speaking very distinctly. “Yes. It used to be Hegelians, and now there are nihilists. We shall see how you manage to ... In the third section I 165 Nihilism and Technology Nihilism and Technology.

Author: Tom Darby

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780886290993

Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

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New readings and perspectives on Nietzsche's work are brought together in this collection of essays by prominent scholars from North America and Europe. They question whether Nietzsche's work and the conventional interpretation of it is rhetorical and nihilistic.
Categories: Philosophy

Heidegger and Practical Philosophy

Heidegger and Practical Philosophy

He claimed that we could understand his political " error " ( as he called it ) only if we first understood what he thought about nihilism and technology . Taking Heidegger at his word , one might argue ( as I emphatically do not ) that ...

Author: François Raffoul

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791453448

Category: Philosophy

Page: 367

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Leading scholars address the ethical and practical dimensions of Heidegger's thought.
Categories: Philosophy

Heidegger the Political

Heidegger   the Political

Nihilism in its " classical form ” prefigures technological nihilism , and the figure of the overman is simply ... Nietzsche's conceptualization of nihilism is the general metaphysical background of the age of technology and the text ...

Author: Miguel de Beistegui

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415130646

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Miguel de Beistegui critically assesses Heidegger's relation to politics and his conception of the political, examining some of Heidegger's key motifs and showing how we must question why the political is so often displaced in Heidegger's writings.
Categories: Philosophy

The Routledge Dictionary of Twentieth Century Political Thinkers

The Routledge Dictionary of Twentieth Century Political Thinkers

Heidegger believed that the history of Western metaphysics concealed a nihilistic tendency which culminated in the rule of technology and its 'heralds', the positive sciences. His project was an effort to overcome nihilism through forms ...

Author: Robert Benewick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134864676

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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This edition has been revised and extended to include eleven new entries on Berlin, Chomsky, Derrida, Rorty and many others. Key features of this unique guide include: * 170 entries from 96 contributors, many of whom are leading authorities in their field * alphabetically arranged entries which include brief biographies, outlines of major ideas and suggestions for further reading * coverage of Western and Third World political theorists as well as those who have influenced new movements based on the issues of ethnicity, gender and ecology * a thematically organised index
Categories: Political Science

Heidegger s Confrontation with Modernity

Heidegger s Confrontation with Modernity

In the subsequent chapter , I explain Junger's conception of modern technology . ... that humanity was faced with the need to cross beyond the " line " separating the current age of technological nihilism from a new age yet to come .

Author: Michael E. Zimmerman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253114683

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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"Writing in a lively and refreshingly clear American English, Zimmerman provides an uncompromisingly honest and judicious account... of Heidegger's views on technology and his involvement with National Socialism.... One of the most important books on Heidegger in recent years." -- John D. Caputo "... superb... " -- Thomas Sheehan, The New York Review of Books "... thorough and complex... " -- Choice "... excellent guide to Heidegger as eco-philosopher." -- Radical Philosophy "... engrossing, rich in substance... makes clear Heidegger's importance for the issue of technology, ethics, and politics." -- Religious Studies Review The relation between Martin Heidegger's understanding of technology and his affiliation with and conception of National Socialism is the leading idea of this fascinating and revealing book. Zimmerman shows that the key to the relation between Heidegger's philosophy and his politics was his concern with the nature of working and production.
Categories: Philosophy