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Looking Back on the End of the World (Semiotext(e) Foreign Agents Series)

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Publisher Comments:

First published in 1989, Looking Back on the End of the World raises provocative questions about the possibilities of critical knowledge in social systems that seem to have "surpassed history." Unlike recent works that make history end with the consumer, or project the conflict between the capitalist and the oppressed into the future, the writers in these essays perform a much more basic task: they argue that we can now think through the "end of the world." The idea of a "unified world," they claim, has given way to new sensibilities about history. The essays evaluate current negative obsessions such as apocalypse and the elimination of difference, and offer positive approaches to the "gamble of thinking" required in a society without traditional subjects and institutions. Capitalism, the book argues, has changed all the rules of the game, and any nostalgia for "starting" from the familiar in terms of intellectual critique is doomed. Collectively, the authors sketch the unfamiliarity of the new, those moments when our categories dissolve in the face of connections and relations that announce all sorts of "ends." And other things besides.

Synopsis:

Looking Back on the End of the World raises provocative questions about the possibilities of critical knowledge in social systems that seem to have "surpassed history."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780936756462
Editor:
Kamper, Deitmar
Editor:
Wulf, Christoph
Translator:
Antal, David
Editor:
Kamper, Deitmar
Editor:
Wulf, Christoph
Author:
ietmar Kamper
Author:
Gebauer, Gunter
Author:
Baudrillard, Jean
Author:
Kamper, Dietmar
Author:
Virilio, Paul
Author:
Kamper, Deitmar
Author:
Antal, David
Author:
Lenzen, Dieter
Author:
D
Author:
Treusch-Dieter, Gerburg
Author:
Morin, Edgar
Author:
Wulf, Christoph
Translator:
Antal, David
Publisher:
Semiotext(e)
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
End of the world
Subject:
End of the world -- Congresses.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents Looking Back on the End of the World
Publication Date:
19890601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
French
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7 x 4.5 in

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