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Author Wills, David, 1953-

Title Dorsality : thinking back through technology and politics / David Wills
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 269 pages) : illustrations
Series Posthumanities ; 5
Posthumanities ; 5
Contents The dorsal turn -- Facades of the other : Heidegger, Althusser, Levinas -- No one home : Homer, Joyce, Broch -- A line drawn in the ocean : Exodus, Freud, Rimbaud -- Friendship in torsion : Schmitt, Derrida -- Revolutions in the darkroom : Balázs, Benjamin, Sade -- The controversy of dissidence : Nietzsche
Summary In this highly original book David Wills rethinks not only our nature before all technology but also what we understand to be technology. Rather than considering the human being as something natural that then develops technology, Wills argues, we should instead imagine an originary imbrication of nature and machine that begins with a dorsal turn?a turn that takes place behind our back, outside our field of vision
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-262) and index
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Subject Political science -- Philosophy.
Technology -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008010197
ISBN 0816653453 (hc ; alk. paper)
0816653461 (pb ; alk. paper)
0816656681 (electronic bk.)
9780816653454 (hc ; alk. paper)
9780816653461 (pb ; alk. paper)
9780816656684 (electronic bk.)