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Thinking Cybernetics

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(Matt Dixon) Thinking Cybernetics: Mapping the Intersections between Metaphysics, Technology, Biopolitics (abstract for panel) The purpose of this panel is to gather together ideas, perspectives, and questions from a diverse variety of thinkers and disciplines relating to the theory and practice of cybernetics. Our goal is to raise a series of critical questions concerning the intersection between biopolitics, metaphysics, and technology. While each paper is devoted to a specific author or authors and is generally […]

Notes on Lyotard’s Postmodern Condition: Introduction, Sections 1 and 2

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authority / Habermas / knowledge / language games / legitimacy of science / Lyotard / metanarrative / Postmodern Condition / Postmodernism / technology

This book enquires on the condition of knowledge today in highly developed societies (xxiii). It is also situated in the crisis of narratives (xxiii). Philosophy legitimates the rules of science’s language games (xxiii). ‘Modern’ designates any science that legitimates itself with reference to a metadiscourse in relation to certain grand narratives (such as the dialectics of Spirit, the hermeneutics of meaning, the emancipation of the rational or working subject, or the creation of wealth) (xxiii). […]