Bernard Stiegler: Philosophy, technics, activism

Crogan, P. (2010) Bernard Stiegler: Philosophy, technics, activism. Cultural Politics: An International Journal, 6 (2). pp. 133-156. ISSN 1743-2197 Available from:

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This essay introduced the special issue of Cultural Politics (6:2, July 2010) on Bernard Stiegler. It characterises the principal theoretical coordinates of Stiegler’s philosophy of technology and assesses its relevance for critical explorations between culture and the political. The focus is on Stiegler’s major philosophical series, Technics and Time, and how he articulates therein his contribution to the philosophical consideration of technics in relation to key influences such as Gilbert Simondon, André Leroi-Gourhan, Jacques Derrida, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, and Immanuel Kant. It then examines the activist dimension of Stiegler’s later writing projects in the context of his work at the Pompidou Centre’s Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation of which he is the founding director, and with Ars Industrialis, the association he co-founded to promote a renewed public sphere engagement with key questions of contemporary technocultural becoming. A review of the critical reception of Stiegler’s work in Anglophone contexts ensues.

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Additional Information:This is a pre-press version of Ferry, Emma (2009) Introduction to Part One: The late nineteenth century interior (1870-1900). In: Sparke, Penny and Massey, Anne and Keeble, Trevor and Martin, Brenda, (eds.) Designing the Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today. Berg, Oxford, pp. 13-29. The available print version can be viewed at
Uncontrolled Keywords:Stiegler, philosophy of technology, mnemotechnics, activism, psycho-power
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Film and Journalism
ID Code:8059
Deposited By: Dr P. Crogan
Deposited On:06 Jul 2010 09:37
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