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The Disposition of the Subject

Reading Adorno's Dialectic of Technology

Eric Krakauer (author)

ISBN: 9780810116337

Publication Date: Dec 1998

Format: Hardback

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The unprecedented mass manipulation, mass death, and trauma of World War II created a heightened interest in technology and totalitarianism among European and American intellectuals. The Disposition of the Subject explores Theodor Adorno's attempt to hinder further atrocity through philosophical analysis of technology and of its contribution to totalitarianisms of various kinds: political, aesthetic, epistemological.
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The unprecedented mass manipulation, mass death, and trauma of World War II created a heightened interest in technology and totalitarianism among European and American intellectuals. The Disposition of the Subject explores Theodor Adorno's attempt to hinder further atrocity through philosophical analysis of technology and of its contribution to totalitarianisms of various kinds: political, aesthetic, epistemological.
Pages 211
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Dec 1998
Publisher Northwestern University Press
Series Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
Subject/s Social & political philosophy   Phenomenology & Existentialism  
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Technology and the Progress of Enlightenment
2. Technologies of Culture
3. Negative Dialectic: Subverting Technological Totalizatons
4. Reading Technology: The Other of Techno-Logy
Epilogue: Adorno's Grammar: The Self-Discruption of Language
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Eric L. Krakauer practices internal medicine an dpalliative care at Massachusetts General Hospital and teaches in the Departments of Medicine and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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