Symbolic Misery Volume 2

In this important new book, leading cultural theorist and philosopher Bernard Stiegler re-examines the relationship between politics and art in the contemporary world.


Author: Bernard Stiegler

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745652670

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In this important new book, leading cultural theorist and philosopher Bernard Stiegler re-examines the relationship between politics and art in the contemporary world. Our hyper-industrial epoch represents what Stiegler terms a ï¿1⁄2katastroph of the sensibleï¿1⁄2. This katastroph is not an apocalypse or the end of everything, but the denouement of a drama; it is the final act in the process of psychic and collective individuation known as the ï¿1⁄2Westï¿1⁄2. Hyper-industrialization has brought about the loss of symbolic participation and the destruction of primordial narcissism, the very condition for individuation. It is in this context that artists have a unique role to play. When not subsumed in the capitalist economy, they are able to resist its synchronizing tendency, offering the possibility of reimagining the contemporary model of aesthetic participation. This highly original work - the second in Stieglerï¿1⁄2s Symbolic Misery series - will be of particular interest to students in philosophy, media and cultural studies, contemporary art and sociology, and will consolidate Stieglerï¿1⁄2s reputation as one of the most original cultural theorists of our time.

Automatic Society

10 11 12 2 Thomas Berns and Antoinette Rouvroy, 'Gouvernementalité algorithmique et perspectives d'émancipation', ... Bernard Stiegler, Symbolic Misery, Volume 2: The Catastrophe of the Sensible (Cambridge: Polity, 2015).


Author: Bernard Stiegler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509506323

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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In July 2014 the Belgian newspaper Le Soir claimed that France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland and the United States may lose between 43 and 50 per cent of their jobs within ten to fifteen years. Across the world, integrated automation, one key result of the so-called ‘data economy’, is leading to a drastic reduction in employment in all areas - from the legal profession to truck driving, from medicine to stevedoring. In this first volume of a new series, the leading cultural theorist Bernard Stiegler advocates a radical solution to the crisis posed by automation and consumer capitalism more generally. He calls for a decoupling of the concept of ‘labour’ (meaningful, intellectual participation) from ‘employment’ (dehumanizing, banal work), with the ultimate aim of eradicating ‘employment’ altogether. By doing so, new and alternative economic models will arise, where individuals are no longer simply mined for labour, but also actively produce what they consume. Building substantially on his existing theories and engaging with a wide range of figures - from Deleuze and Foucault to Bill Gates and Alan Greenspan - Automatic Society will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities, as well as anyone concerned with the central question of the future of work.

Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition

Stiegler, Bernard (2015c), Symbolic Misery Volume 2: The Catastrophe of the Sensible, Cambridge: Polity. Stiegler, Bernard with Frédéric Neyrat (2012), 'Interview: From Libidinal Economy to the Ecology of the Spirit', trans.


Author: Ashley Woodward

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474404914

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Ashley Woodward demonstrates what a new generation of scholars are just discovering: that Lyotard's incisive work is essential for current debates in the humanities. Lyotard's ideas about the arts and the confrontations between humanist traditions and cutting-edge sciences and technologies are today known as 'posthumanism'. Woodward presents a series of studies to explain Lyotard's specific interventions in information theory, new media arts and the changing nature of the human. He assesses their relevance and impact in relation to a number of important contemporary thinkers including Bernard Stiegler, Luciano Floridi, Quentin Meillassoux and Paul Virilio.

Walls Without Cinema

Symbolic Misery Volume 1 : The Hyperindustrial Epoch . Translated by Barnaby Norman . Malden , MA : Polity , 2014 . Stiegler , Bernard . Symbolic Misery Volume 2 : The Catastrophe of the Sensible . Translated by Barnaby Norman .


Author: Larrie Dudenhoeffer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501364181

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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This volume closely examines the near-ubiquitous images of state security walls, domes, and other such defense enclosures flashing across movie screens since 2006, the year of the ratification of George W. Bush's Secure Fence Act. This study shows that many of the films of this era enable us to imaginatively test the effects of these security mechanisms on citizens, immigrants, refugees, and other sovereign states, challenging our commitment to constructing them, maintaining them, staffing them, and subsidizing their enormous overheads. With case studies ranging from Atomic Blonde and Ready Player One to Black Panther and Elysium; Walls without Cinema serves as a timely counterpoint to the xenophobic rhetoric and abusive, carceral security conditions that characterize the Trump administration's management of the Mexico-U.S. border situation.

The Reasoning of Unreason

Stiegler, Bernard, Symbolic Misery Volume 2: The Catastrophe of the Sensible. ... An Interview with Bernard Stiegler by Judith Wambacq and Bart Buseyne trans and intro by Daniel Ross, Theory, Culture & Society, Vol 35, No. 2 2018 ...


Author: John Roberts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350015838

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The twenty-first century so far has seen the global rise of authoritarian populism, systematic racism, and dogmatic metaphysics. Even though these events demonstrate the growth of an age of 'unreason', in this original and compelling book John Roberts resists the assumption that such thinking displays an unthinking irrationality or loss of reason; instead he asserts that an important feature of modern reactionary politics is that it offers a supposedly convincing integration of the particular and the universal. This move is defined by what Roberts calls the 'reasoning of unreason' and has deep roots in the history of Western thought and politics. Tracing the dark history of enlightenment-disenlightenment, John Roberts explores 'the reasoning of unreason' across centuries from Aquinas, William of Ockham, the most important treatise on witchcraft Malleus Maleficarum, Locke, Kant, and Count Arthur de Gobineau, to Social Darwinism, Nazism, Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, and Friedrich von Hayek. Roberts provides a new set of philosophical-political tools to understand the formation and denigration of the rational subject and the current reinvestment in various forms of political unreason globally. The Reasoning of Unreason is the first book to draw on the philosophy of reason, political philosophy, political theory and political history, in order to produce a dialectical account of the 'making of reason' internal to the forces of unreason and the limits of reason.

Instabilities and Potentialities

2. Ibid., p. 66. 3. Jean-Michel Salanskis, Le monde du computationnel, Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2011, pp. 132– 153. 4. Bernard Stiegler, Symbolic Misery, Volume 2: The Catastrophe of the Sensible [Id, De la misère symbolique: Tome 2, ...


Author: Chandler Ahrens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429014000

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

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Now that information technologies are fully embedded into the design studio, Instabilities and Potentialities explores our post-digital culture to better understand its impact on theoretical discourse and design processes in architecture. The role of digital technologies and its ever-increasing infusion of information into the design process entails three main shifts in the way we approach architecture: its movement from an abstracted mode of codification to the formation of its image, the emergence of the informed object as a statistical model rather than a fixed entity and the increasing porosity of the architectural discipline to other fields of knowledge. Instabilities and Potentialities aims to bridge theoretical and practical approaches in digital architecture.

Aesthetics Digital Studies and Bernard Stiegler

Symbolic Misery Volume 2: The Catastrophe of the Sensible. Translated by Barnaby Norman. Cambridge: Polity, 2015d. Stiegler, Bernard. Automatic Society: The Future of Work. Translated by Ross Daniel. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016.


Author: Noel Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501356377

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Aesthetics, Digital Studies and Bernard Stiegler frames the intertwined relationship between artistic endeavours and scientific fields and their sociopolitical implications. Each chapter is either an explication of, or a critique of, some aspect of Bernard Stiegler's technological philosophy; as it is his technological-political-aesthetical-ethical theorisations which form the philosophical foundation of the volume. Emerging scholars bring critical new reflections to the subject area, while more established academics, researchers and practitioners outline the mutating nature of aesthetics within historical and theoretical frameworks. Not only is interdisciplinarity a prevailing topic at work within this collection, but so too is there a delineation of the mutating, hybrid role inhabited by the arts practitioner – at once engineer, scientist and artist – in the changing landscape of digital cultural production.

Pedagogical Explorations in a Posthuman Age

Stiegler, B. (2014). Symbolic misery, volume 1: The hyper-industrial epoch (B. Norman, Trans.). Malden, MA: Polity Press. Stiegler, B. (2015). Symbolic misery, volume 2: The catastrophe of the sensible. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.


Author: jan jagodzinski

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030486181

Category: Education

Page: 327

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This book problematizes the role of education in an increasingly mediatized world through the lenses of creativity, new media, and consumerism. At the core of the issue, the author argues, creativity in art education is being co-opted to serve the purposes of current economic trends towards designer capitalism. Using an East meets West approach, jagodzinski draws on Deleuze and Guattarian philosophy to explore visual and popular culture in Korean society, addressing the tensions that exist between designer education and art that explores the human condition. In doing so, he challenges art educators to envision a new paradigm for education which questions established media ontologies and incorporates new ways to confront the crisis of the Anthropocene.

Recursivity and Contingency

If the work of art is the consequence of the technē of the sensible, and if such a technē opens the noetic soul to a circuit of the social, ... 46 Bernard Stiegler, Symbolic Misery, vol. 2, The Catastrophe of the Sensible, trans.


Author: Yuk Hui

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786600547

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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This book is an investigation of algorithmic contingency and an elucidation of the contemporary situation that we are living in: the regular arrival of algorithmic catastrophes on a global scale. Through a historical analysis of philosophy, computation and media, this book proposes a renewed relation between nature and technics.

Aberrant Nuptials

Symbolic Misery: Volume 2, The Catastrophe ofthe Sensible. Cambridge: Polity Press. First published 2005 as De la misère symbolique: Tome II, La catastrophe du sensible (Paris: Galilée). ———. 2016.Automatic Society: Volume 1, ...


Author: Paulo de Assis

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789462702028

Category: Music

Page: 480

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Unique focus on the relation between artistic research and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze Aberrant Nuptials explores the diversity and richness of the interactions between artistic research and Deleuze studies. “Aberrant nuptials” is the expression Gilles Deleuze uses to refer to productive encounters between systems characterised by fundamental difference. More than imitation, representation, or reproduction, these encounters foster creative flows of energy, generating new material configurations and intensive experiences. Within different understandings of artistic research, the contributors to this book—architects, composers, film-makers, painters, performers, philosophers, sculptors, and writers—map current practices at the intersection between music, art, and philosophy, contributing to an expansion of horizons and methodologies. Written by established Deleuze scholars who have been working on interferences between art and philosophy, and by musicians and artists who have been reflecting Deleuzian and Post-Deleuzian discourses in their artworks, this volume reflects the current relevance of artistic research and Deleuze studies for the arts.