Negative Horizon

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Negative Horizon is Paul Virilio's most original and unified exploration of the key themes and ideas running through his philosophy. Provocative and forceful, it sets out Virilio's theory of dromoscopy: a means of apprehending speed and its pivotal - and potentially destructive - role in contemporary global society. Applying this theory to Western political and military history, Virilio exposes a compulsion to accelerate, and the rise of a politics of time over territorial politics of space. In exposing what he ...

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Overview

Negative Horizon is Paul Virilio's most original and unified exploration of the key themes and ideas running through his philosophy. Provocative and forceful, it sets out Virilio's theory of dromoscopy: a means of apprehending speed and its pivotal - and potentially destructive - role in contemporary global society. Applying this theory to Western political and military history, Virilio exposes a compulsion to accelerate, and the rise of a politics of time over territorial politics of space. In exposing what he believes to be the consequences of this constant acceleration for human sensory perception and, ultimately, global democracy, Virilio offers a vision of history and politics as disturbing as it is original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826489555
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/27/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author


Paul Virilio is Director of the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris and author of over 15 books, including Art and Fear and Desert Screen.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Translator's Introduction: Seven Minutes Foreword
First Part
The Metapsychosis of the Passenger The Great Vehicle
Second Part
The Aesthetics of Disappearance From the Site of the Election to the Site of the Ejection
Third Part
Dromoscopy The Light of Speed
Fourth Part
The Negative Horizon The Driving Within
Fifth Part
The Politics of Disappearance The Strategy of the Beyond Notes Index

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