The Politics of Digital Pharmacology : Exploring the Craft of Collective Care / Florian Weber-Stein, Felix Heidenreich.

Heidenreich, Felix [Browse]
  • Bielefeld : transcript Verlag, [2022]
  • ©2022
1 online resource (126 p.)


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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.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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funded by professional school of education stuttgart ludwigsburg
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In English.
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Part I: Towards a Cura Publica
  • Chapter 1: Introducing Pharmacology
  • Chapter 2: Pharmacology on the Threshold of Modernity: Rousseau
  • Chapter 3: Digital Pharmacology: Stiegler
  • Chapter 4: Exploring the Limits of Pharmacology
  • Part II: An Interview with Bernard Stiegler
  • Bernard Stiegler: Elements of Pharmacology
  • Bibliography
  • 10.1515/9783839462492
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