Bernard stiegler technics and time pdf
HTNM Lecture – Bernard Stiegler "Quasi-Causality and Serendipity in the Anthropocene"
A summary of Bernard Stiegler’s Technics and Time 1 by Dan Ross
In June of the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk and the French philosopher Bernard Stiegler engaged in a public debate in Nijmegen on the Anthropocene. Clive Hamilton accentuates the Anthropocene as an unprecedented rupture in the functioning of the Earth System as a whole, inaugurating a completely different, post-holocenic condition that urgently calls for a new responsibility of the human and a complete reorientation of the human-earth relationship Hamilton Another, more controversial issue concerns the very name given to the new epoch. Sloterdijk and Stiegler have both offered interesting and pertinent philosophical diagnoses of the Anthropocene, approaching it from their respective anthropological, or better, anthropogenic perspectives, which should more precisely be understood as anthropo technic or anthropo techno genic perspectives, as we will explain shortly. Both perceive the Anthropocene as a critical event in the technogenic adventure that in their view constitutes the essence of the process of anthropogenesis.
Cultural Politics 1 July ; 6 2 : — This essay characterizes the principal theoretical coordinates of Stiegler's philosophy of technology and assesses its relevance for critical explorations between culture and the political. It then examines the activist dimension of Stiegler's later writing projects in the context of his work at the Pompidou Centre's Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation of which he is the founding director, and with Ars Industrialis, the association he co-founded to promote a renewed public sphere engagement with key questions of contemporary technocultural becoming. A review of the critical reception of Stiegler's work in Anglophone contexts ensues. Bernard Stiegler's contribution to a rethinking of technology is becoming increasingly influential in Anglophone contexts as a significant renovation of the resources Continental philosophy offers for a thinking of contemporary culture.
What is a technical object? At the beginning of Western philosophy, Aristotle contrasted beings formed by nature, which had within themselves a beginning of movement and rest, and man-made objects, which did not have the source of their own production within themselves. This book, the first of three volumes, revises the Aristotelian argument and develops an innovative assessment whereby the technical object can be seen as having an essential, distinct temporality and dynamics of its own. The Aristotelian concept persisted, in one form or another, until Marx, who conceived of the possibility of an evolution of technics. Lodged between mechanics and biology, a technical entity became a complex of heterogeneous forces.
The series currently consists of three books. Stiegler argues that "technics" forms the horizon of human existence. This fact has been suppressed throughout the history of philosophy, which has never ceased to operate on the basis of a distinction between episteme and tekhne. The thesis of the book is that the genesis of technics corresponds not only to the genesis of what is called "human" but of temporality as such, and that this is the clue toward understanding the future of the dynamic process in which the human and the technical consists. Stiegler has thus far published three volumes in the Technics and Time series. Volume Two was published in translation by Stanford University Press in with the subtitle, Disorientation , with Volume Three appearing in with the subtitle, Cinematic Time and the Question of Malaise both volumes translated by Stephen Barker.