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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 Zizek 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.

Synopsis:

Explores current scientific, cultural, social and political values, arguing that 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.

Synopsis:

This book seeks to comprehend the philosophical meaning of September 11 and will leave untouched none of the prevailing views currently propagated.

About the Author

Paul Virilio was made director of the École spéciale d'architecture in Paris in 1975. He has written sixteen books including War and Cinema, Open Sky, and The Information Bomb.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859844168
Translator:
Virilio, Paul
Author:
Turner, Chris
Author:
Virilio, Paul
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Causes
Subject:
Technology and civilization
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks,
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
133
Publication Date:
20021017
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
8.18x4.36x.34 in. .26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Explores current scientific, cultural, social and political values, arguing that 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.
"Synopsis" by , This book seeks to comprehend the philosophical meaning of September 11 and will leave untouched none of the prevailing views currently propagated.
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