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The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Ryan White

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Hidden God revisits the origins of American pragmatism and finds a nascent “posthumanist” critique shaping early modern thought. By reaching as far back as the Calvinist arguments of the American ... More


The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Benjamin H. Bratton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Planetary-scale computation presents a fundamental challenge to Modern geopolitical architectures. As calculative reason and as global infrastructure, it not only deforms and distorts Westphalian ... More


Between Desire and Pleasure: A Deleuzian Theory of Sexuality

Frida Beckman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748645923
eISBN:
9780748689170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645923.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Mapping both historical and contemporary configurations of the sexual body along with its functions and sensations, this book identifies disabling conceptions and constructions of pleasure while also ... More


French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour

Christopher Watkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414739
eISBN:
9781474422338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414739.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

After the humanism/anti-humanism debates of the 1940s and ’50s, and after the ‘death of man’ in the linguistic philosophy of the late twentieth-century, French philosophy today is laying fresh claim ... More


Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Ashley Woodward

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697243
eISBN:
9781474418669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697243.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers an incisive argument for the contemporary importance of Lyotard in light of posthuman trends. Jean-Francois Lyotard was one of the leading French philosophers of his generation, ... More


Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath

Douglas Morrey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318610
eISBN:
9781846318047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318610.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Michel Houellebecq is perhaps the single most successful and controversial of all contemporary novelists writing in French. Houellebecq has become a global publishing phenomenon: since the success of ... More


Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Jamie Lorimer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Elephants rarely breed in captivity and are not considered domesticated, yet they interact with people regularly and adapt to various environments. Too social and sagacious to be objects, too strange ... More


The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Rebekah Sheldon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Child to Come reads American culture from the 1960s to the present as a period in which the anxious apprehension of nonhuman vitality has sought alleviation in the figure of the child. Yet the ... More


Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Stacy Alaimo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Exposed argues for a material feminist posthumanism that departs from the predominant modes of humanist transcendence in theory, science, consumerism, and popular culture. Featuring three sections, ... More


Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia

Andrew Pilsch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901028
eISBN:
9781452957685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901028.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book argues that transhumanism should be taken more seriously as a Utopian force in the present. Combatting the widespread idea that transhumanism is a naive and dangerous reframing of the most ... More


Necromedia

Marcel O'Gorman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In Necromedia, media activist Marcel O’Gorman takes aim at “the collusion of death and technology,” drawing on a broad arsenal that ranges from posthumanist philosophy and social psychology to ... More


Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism

David Cecchetto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676446
eISBN:
9781452948027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676446.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

With the recent emergence of copious scholarship that considers the discursive life of the term “human,” posthumanism has become a timely interdisciplinary discourse. This study is a critical ... More


Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, and Brooke Holmes (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198805670
eISBN:
9780191843624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805670.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Countering an unflagging modernist infatuation with the new, Antiquities beyond Humanism maps out the ground for a richer and more sustained encounter with Greco-Roman antiquity, excavating an ... More


Dreadmill

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

From 2004-2006, the author toured North America by lecturing while running a hacked treadmill hardwired to a computer. In lectures of 5-7 kilometers, the author ran through various theories about ... More


Roach Lab

Marcel O’Gorman

in Necromedia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816695706
eISBN:
9781452950662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Roach Lab, a grad student project created in the Critical Media Lab, provides yet another example of applied media theory as discussed in the previous chapter and exemplified in every other chapter ... More


Antipodean American Postmodernism: Turning the Subject Inside Out

Paul Giles

in Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This focus of this chapter is on fiction produced in the United States since 1945 that has been shaped in one way or another by Australasia. The contexts addressed range from engagement with ... More


Speculative Fictions and Other Cartographies of Life

J. Paul Narkunas

in Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280308
eISBN:
9780823281534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280308.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that speculative fictions are a mechanism for struggling with speculative capital. Speculative fictions envision unrealized future scenarios, and share a similar strategy to ... More


Ahumans: A Guide to Nonmarket Living

J. Paul Narkunas

in Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280308
eISBN:
9780823281534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280308.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The conclusion brings together and extends some general lines of argument within the book. The book closes with several axioms to question the present reification of life and to offer strategies for ... More


The Double Consciousness: American Thought and the Theory of Theory

Ryan White

in The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231171007
eISBN:
9780231539593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In many respects the “thesis statement” of the book as a whole, this chapter attempts to theorize the meaning of paradoxical statements in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Sanders ... More


Introduction: Cultural Techniques, or, the End of the Intellectual Postwar in German Media Theory

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The chapter relates the re-emergence of cultural techniques (a concept first employed in the 19th century in an agricultural context) to the changing intellectual constellation of postwar Germany. ... More


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