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The Politics of Digital Pharmacology - Exploring the Craft of Collective Care

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Digitization is transforming our world economically, culturally, and psychologically. The influx of new forms of communication, networking, and business opportunities, as well as new types of distraction, self-observation, and control into our societies represents an epochal challenge. Following Bernard Stiegler's concept of pharmacology, Felix Heidenreich and Florian Weber-Stein propose to view these new forms as digital pharmaka. Properly dosed, they can enable new self-relationships and forms of sociality; in the case of overdose, however, there is a risk of intoxication.In this essay, Felix Heidenreich, Florian Weber-Stein, and, in a detailed interview, Bernard Stiegler analyze this complex change in our world and develop new skills to use digital pharmaka.

About the author

Felix Heidenreich is a philosopher and political scientist teaching at Universität Stuttgart. Among his publications are textbooks on political theory and contributions on Foucault and Blumenberg.

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Authors Felix Heidenreich, Florian Weber-Stein
Publisher Transcript
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 01.09.2022
EAN 9783837662498
ISBN 978-3-8376-6249-8
No. of pages 126
Dimensions 120 mm x 10 mm x 150 mm
Weight 189 g
Illustrations Dispersionsbindung
Series Edition Politik
Edition Politik 135
Subjects Social sciences, law, business > Political science > Political science and political education

Internet, Technology, Digitalization, Politics, Digital Media, Medicine, Politik der National- Zentral- oder Bundesregierung, Cultural Theory, Political Science, Policy, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Political Theory, Republicanism, Bernard Stiegler

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