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by Chris Turner,Paul Virilio


This is an insightful, bioethical analysis of history in which Virilio shows in some detail how techno-scientific solipsism has led to world domination not (just) by the Darwinian strongest but by the ethically rudderless madness of the strongest. A madness which has effectively reversed the old biblical sins of greed, envy, violence etc.

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by Paul Virilio Translated by Chris Turner. Part of the 9/11 series. This book seeks to comprehend the philosophical meaning of September 11 and will leave untouched none of the prevailing views currently propagated. 88 pages, October 2002, 9781859844168. How would it be if what we take for human advance were simply a technological progress that literally leaves us out of its equations? What if progress is not humanity striking out bravely towards the future, but an ultimately destructive force? In a remarkable tour d'horizon, Paul Virilio paints a bleak picture of current scientific, cultural, social and political values.

Paul Virilio Ground Zero. Перевод: Chris Turner.

Paul Virilio trained as an artist in stained glass, working with Braque and Matisse, as well as studying philosophy at the Sorbonne. In 1975 he was made director of the Ecole spéciale d'architecture in Paris. He retired from teaching in 1998 and now works with private organizations on projects to house the homeless in Paris. Category: Philosophy. Oct 17, 2002 ISBN 9781859844168. How would it be if what we take for human advance were simply a technological progress that literally leaves us out of its equations? What if progress is not humanity striking out bravely towards the future, but an ultimately destructive force? In a remarkable tour d’horizon, Paul Virilio paints a bleak picture of current scientific, cultural, social and political values. Art has succumbed to the techniques of advertising and in politics, the battle for hearts and minds has become a mere convergence of opinion.

Paul Virilio, translated by Chris Turner. Published by Verso Books. Art has succumbed to the techniques of advertising, while in politics the battle for hearts and minds has become a mere ‘synchronization of opinion’.

Ground zero, Paul Virilio ; translated by Chris Turner. London ; New York : Verso, 2002.

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Paul Virilio (. 932) is the theorist of the effects of increasing speed in post or late-modernity. At the same time as cinematic acceleration is applied to the real world, cinema becomes a training ground (like military training grounds). Of particular importance for him, in this regard, are information technology and technologies of vision, such as cinema and photography, especially in time of war. And, queries Virilio, is not this all the time? – peace being war by other means. Ronald Reagan, for example, used cinema technology to further his political agenda. Indeed, no activity during or after the First World War escapes ‘cinematisation’.

How would it be if what we take for human advance were simply a technological progress that literally leaves us out of its equations? What if progress is not humanity striking out bravely towards the future, but an ultimately destructive force? In a remarkable tour d’horizon, Paul Virilio paints a bleak picture of current scientific, cultural, social and political values. Art has succumbed to the techniques of advertising and in politics, the battle for hearts and minds has become a mere convergence of opinion. TV ratings have triumphed over universal suffrage. The events of September 11 reflect both the manipulation of a global sub-proletariat and the delusions of an elite of rich students and technicians who resemble the ‘suicidal members of the Heaven’s Gate cybersect’. And, in this post-humanist dystopia, we are morally rudderless before the threat of biological manipulations as yet undreamt.About the series: Appearing on the first anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, these series of books from Verso present analyses of the United States, the media, and the events surrounding September 11 by Europe’s most stimulating and provocative philosophers. Probing beneath the level of TV commentary, political and cultural orthodoxies, and ‘rent-a-quote’ punditry, Baudrillard, Virilio, and Žižek offer three highly original and readable accounts that serve as fascinating introductions to the direction of their respective projects, and as insightful critiques of the unfolding events. This series seeks to comprehend the philosophical meaning of September 11 and will leave untouched none of the prevailing views currently propagated.

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ISBN13: 978-1859844168

ISBN: 1859844162

Author: Chris Turner,Paul Virilio

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Philosophy

Language: English

Publisher: Verso (October 17, 2002)

Pages: 88 pages

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