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Paul Gyllenhammer

is based on this power to master and optimize mere matter. Mathematics, mechanics, electromagnetics, and nuclear physics put things into service for us. This is the rule of the enframing attitude of technology. It is also nihilistic, according to

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David Schweikart

, the technology to be employed, etc., not those whose well-being are most immediately affected by these decisions. Under capitalism, citizens have little democratic control over the deployment of its economic surplus, i.e., its investment priorities

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Kyle Michael James Shuttleworth and Nik Farrell Fox

range of essays within the book shows just how much this influence has spread, incorporating studies of technology, psychiatry, literature, philosophy, international relations and quantum science, all refracted through the qualitative lens of Christina

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Sarah Horton and Adrian van den Hoven

-itself, that thought can never be wholly separated from magic. He does later counsel employing “technology, media, and education” to “dissolv[e] the more pernicious current elements of social magic one trick at a time” (160), which phrasing confirms that we

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Chiara Collamati

Translator : Marieke Mueller and Kate Kirkpatrick

technologies. 22 Gorz’s reading forgets however that the category of class in Marx is not reducible to a static sociological concept: it exceeds the simple cartography of socio-economic stratification defined by labour. Instead, class for Marx is a dynamic

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Matthew C. Eshleman

technology at her disposal (no computers, internet, etc.) and her translation of Being and Nothingness is far better than many other first English translations of French philosophical texts from the same period’ ( SR , xl). Indeed, Barnes was aware that

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Counter-Violence and Islamic Terrorism

Is Liberation without Freedom Possible?

Maria Russo

technology, totally an oppressor and totally oppressed. The primitive relationship is already one of reciprocal alienation. Starting from here, technical progress can allow for a more centralized oppression. 7 The invention of bronze tools becomes the

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What Would I Do with Lacan Today?

Thoughts on Sartre, Lacan, and Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Betty Cannon

contradistinction to Lacan’s idea of the “mirror stage” in which the infant mistakes the other for the self, Stern finds that infants can distinguish self from other from the beginning of life. Since Stern wrote The Interpersonal World , video technology has become