The Politics of Representation: An Essay in the Phenomenology of Expiration or Theory in the Era of Sophisticated Mindlessness


Series: World Philosophy
BISAC: SCI075000

This book is about the already present supremacy of technology in the contemporary world. As we speak, the mind is being substituted by thinking machines. Thinking is increasingly becoming automatized and mechanized, and technology is taking over all the traditionally human and humanistic realms of life and action. This volume employs the discursive devices and techniques already present in the second volume, so the text represents a combination of descriptive, interpretative, argumentative, programmatic, assertive, explanatory and declarative discourses. It also includes the combination of fragmentary, narrative, academic and essayistic styles and registers. The use of different writing styles, registers and forms aims at exemplifying the chaos and disorder of the present moment through the discourse itself. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Introduction. Fractal versus Fragment

Chapter 1. A Conclusion

Chapter 2. From Proto-Modernity to Pseudo-Modernity. Kant and His Descendants

Chapter 3. The Politics of Re-Presentation. A Collection of Fractals

Chapter 4. Epilogue or After the End

Chapter 5. From Sophisticated Meaninglessness to Sophisticated Primitivism

Chapter 6. The State of Mindlessness. The Rise of the Pseudo-Modern World

Chapter 7. Ideologies of the Non-World. The Post-Colonial and the Subaltern


This book is written for anyone who has solid and extensive knowledge of humanities and social sciences, such as professional academics and the advanced students of philosophy and related disciplines. It might also be interesting for people involved with technology (especially ICT) and cultural studies.

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