The Re-Enchantment of the World: The Value of Spirit Against Industrial Populism (Philosophy, Aesthetics and Cultural Theory)

By Bernard Stiegler

Bernard Stiegler's paintings at the intimate family among the human and the technical have made him probably the most very important voices to have emerged in French philosophy within the final decade. whilst either an obtainable summation of that paintings and a continuation of it, The Re-Enchantment of the World advances a critique of shopper capitalism that attracts on Freud and Marx to build an totally modern research of our time. The booklet explores the cognitive, affective, social and financial results of the 'proletarianization' of the patron in past due capitalism and the ensuing destruction of the consumer's savoir-vivre. Reflecting the collective paintings of his activist organization, Ars Industrialis, Stiegler the following units forth another route to that of 'industrial populism', person who appeals to the strength of the human spirit.

The Re-Enchantment of the World additionally contains the manifesto of Ars Industrialis and an account of the organisation's 2005 summit in Tunis.

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213]. 31This is the argument whose outcomes are analyzed within the first 3 volumes of Technics and Time. 32On this topic, cf. the assembly of the seminar Trouver de nouvelles armes, led through Catherine Perret and Bernard Stiegler, and dedicated to schooling, at the web site www. arsindustrialis. org, downloadable as an MP3. 33Husserl, The drawback of the ecu Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology, Northwestern collage Press, 1970. 34I have sketched out an research of the successive losses of individuation that mark the heritage of the West in De los angeles misère symbolique 1, chap. three. 35Mallarmé, Œuvres complètes, Gallimard, Bibliothèque de los angeles Pléiade, t. II, 2003, p. 224. 36University Presses of France, Épiméthée assortment, 1996. 37And the reason is, the operating crew used to be created on computing device assisted interpreting, less than the initiative of Alain Giffard and Jean Gattegno, over which I presided among 1989 and 1992, and which geared toward the conclusion, by way of the AIS-Berger Levrault society, lower than the course of François Chahuneau, of an commercial prototype whose improvement was once interrupted in 1993, in the interim while Édouard Balladur took over because the head of the French executive. This prototype, which nonetheless exists, asks basically to be reactualized: the strategies that have been constructed are totally strengthened by means of the advance of what the W3C staff, which piloted the evolution of the net community, known as internet 2. zero. 38Mallarmé, Œuvres complètes, p. 215. 39The incontrovertible fact that the top dignitaries of nation and the tools of the country and of spirit which are the nationwide and public libraries are involved by means of the commercial initiative of Google within the area of spirit is obviously an excellent factor: you possibly can in basic terms have a good time approximately this. even though, we're nonetheless expecting those that will take account of the accurately non secular personality of the matter, and of the truth that in those domain names there's a politics of the spirit to be conceived such that it can't be lowered to mimicking the managerial and entrepreneurial good judgment of a PME that has develop into a huge of what Zbegniew Brezinski calls gentle strength. 40Cf. [FR: supra, p. seventy five et seq. ] and l. a. Révolution technologique de los angeles grammatisation, Mardaga, 1993. 41And one must never confound what we're qualifying right here of the techno-logical with the mnemotechnological age, which follows the mnemotechnical age of alphabetic writing and the printing press. 42I have analyzed this example in Disbelief and Discredit 1: The Decadence of business Democracies, Constituer l’Europe, and Mécréance et discrédit three. 43I tried an method of this question in Technics and Time three, chap four, “The Malaise of our academic Institutions,” p. 133, and in a lecture added on the foreign collage of Philosophy within the framework of the seminar Trouver de nouvelles armes, cf. [FR: supra, p. 137, n. 2]. 44Cf. Technics and Time three, chap. four. 45Cf. Technics and Time three, chap 2. 46I built arguments in this element in Constituer l’Europe, chap. three. 47Cf. additionally “La numérisation des objets temporels audiovisuels,” in Cinéma et dernières applied sciences, INA and Desclée de Brouwer, 1998.

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