After the Last Man: Excurses to the Limits of the by Toivo Koivukoski

By Toivo Koivukoski

during this exact, enlightening monograph, Toivo Koivukoski explores the conditions that experience led smooth society to exploit the idea that of growth as a surrogate cosmology that provides members a feeling of position and objective. via linking numerous historic paradigms from German Idealist philosophy to modern philosophies of expertise, this paintings of political concept describes another, immanent trend of improvement that's, in a feeling, pushed by means of its personal unintentional outcomes. The meditations defined inside of this ebook map out the hypertext pathways of our worldwide approach, making its constitutive kinfolk and underlying concept techniques obvious.

Koivukoski mirrors the hot hyper-realities of digital communications applied sciences by means of structuring the textual content in compact subchapters which are associated via an index of topics that enables readers to "find their very own philosophy" by means of leaping to components of curiosity. If, as he argues, heritage understood in a linear, lockstep type is over, then the methods of constructing innovations may still switch respectively in order that the kinds of retrievals, anticipations, loops, and leaps that represent nonlinear, networked pondering are consciously learned in an id of shape and substance.

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