Speed and Politics download free [PDF and Ebook] by Paul Virilio

Speed and Politics download free [PDF and Ebook] by Paul Virilio year 2007
  • Book name: Speed and Politics
  • Author: Paul Virilio
  • Release date: 2007/11/5
  • Publisher: AUTONOMEDIA
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781584350408
  • Rating: 8.16 of 10
  • Votes: 224
  • Review by: Travis Pitts
  • Review rating: 7.08 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/30
  • Total pages: 174
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: With this book Paul Virilio inaugurated the new science whose object of study is the 'dromocratic' revolution.Speed and Politics (first published in France in 1977) is the matrix of Virilio's entire work. Building on the works of Morand, Marinetti, and McLuhan, Virilio presents a vision more radically political than that of any of his French contemporaries: speed as the engine of destruction. Speed and Politics presents a topological account of the entire history of humanity, honing in on the technological advances made possible through the militarization of society. Paralleling Heidegger's account of technology, Virilio's vision sees speed-not class or wealth-as the primary force shaping civilization. In this 'technical vitalism,' multiple projectiles-inert fortresses and bunkers, the 'metabolic bodies' of soldiers, transport vessels, and now information and computer technology-are launched in a permanent assault on the world and on human nature. Written at a lightning-fast pace, Virilio's landmark book is a split-second, overwhelming look at how humanity's motivity has shaped the way we function today, and what might come of it.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 11H18M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Popular Culture, Social & Political Philosophy, Sociology
  • Available formats: EPUB, TIFF, PNG, WORD, DOC, FB2, TXT, PDF. Compressed in TGZ, RZ, TBZ2, ZIP, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.93 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x13mm
  • Weight: 272g
  • Printed by: Semiotext (E)
  • Published in: New York, United States
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