The Neganthropocene

The Neganthropocene


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Opening a major new front in discussions of the Anthropocene, The Neganthropocene is a collection of recent lectures by the leading French philosopher, Bernard Stiegler. In this volume, Stiegler engages substantially with Alfred North Whitehead, Jacques Derrida, Gilbert Simondon, Peter Sloterdijk, Karl Marx, Benjamin Bratton, and others in his renewed thought of the concepts of entropy and negentropy. Stiegler's life-long encounter with the work of Martin Heidegger reappears here in pursuit of the question not of what is called “thinking” (penser) but, in a twist on old French, of what is called “caring” (panser) as the possibility of a new therapeutic theory and practice capable of responding to the massive psychological, social and ecological toxicity associated with what, for Stiegler, is the disruptive age of the Entropocene.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785420481
Publisher: Open Humanities Press CIC
Publication date: 04/20/2018
Series: Critical Climate Chaos
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bernard Stiegler is a French philosopher who is director of the Institut de recherche et d'innovation, and a doctor of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He has been a program director at the Collège international de philosophie, senior lecturer at Université de Compiègne, deputy director general of the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, director of IRCAM, and director of the Cultural Development Department at the Centre Pompidou. He is also president of Ars Industrialis, an association he founded in 2006, as well as a distinguished professor of the Advanced Studies Institute of Nanjing, and visiting professor of the Academy of the Arts of Hangzhou, as well as a member of the French government's Conseil national du numérique. Stiegler has published more than thirty books, all of which situate the question of technology as the repressed centre of philosophy, and in particular insofar as it constitutes an artificial, exteriorised memory that undergoes numerous transformations in the course of human existence.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION, by Daniel Ross


1. The Anthropocene and Neganthropology

2. Escaping the Anthropocene

3. Symptomatology of the Month of January 2015 in France

4. Elements of Neganthropology: For an Imagining of the Future of Neurotechnology

5. Passages to the Act, Dialogical Interactions and Short-Circuits in Interactivity

6. Welcome to the Anthropocene: Text for an Encounter between Bernard Stiegler and Peter Sloterdijk

7. Governing Towards the Neganthropocene

8. Five Theses after Schmitt and Bratton

9. Capitalism as Epistēmē and Entropocene


10. The Organology of Dreams and Arche-Cinema

11. The Writing Screen

12. Power, Powerlessness, Thinking and Future


13. What is Called Caring? Thinking Beyond the Anthropocene

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