ed. Louis Armand & Arthur Bradley
ISBN 80-7308-125-3 (paperback). 375pp.
This collection of writings explores the theory and praxis of
technicity in contemporary thought. From the ground-breaking
explorations of such figures as Freud, Heidegger, Deleuze/Guattari
and Derrida to the work of more recent theorists like Bernard
Stiegler, Friedrich Kittler and Katherine Hayles, it is becoming
possible to speak of a new “technological turn” in contemporary
continental theory. Yet despite the plethora of work in the field
there has not been any sustained attempt to think through the larger
philosophical, cultural and political implications of the new
n this collection, a group of internationally-known figures within
the fields of philosophy, linguistics and cultural studies come
together to consider the meaning of “technicity” at the beginning of
the 21st century.
Contributors: Bernard Stiegler, Louis Armand, Arthur Bradley,
Christopher Johnson, Hartmut Winkler, J. Hillis Miller, Belinda
Barnet, Geert Lovink and Kenneth C. Werbin, Darren Tofts, McKenzie
Wark, Niall Lucy, Laurent Milesi, Michael Greaney, Mark Amerika.
Arthur Bradley is senior lecturer in the Department of English at
Lancaster University. He has published widely on continental
philosophy and is the author of Negative Theology and Modern French
Philosophy (London: Routledge, 2004).
Louis Armand is director of the InterCultural Studies programme in
the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University, Prague. His books
include Literate Technologies: Language, Cognition, Technicity;
Techne: James Joyce, Hypertext & Technology; and Incendiary Devices:
Discourses of the Other.
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