1st Edition

Paul Virilio

By Ian James Copyright 2007
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    Paul Virilio is a challenging and original thinker whose work on technology, state power and war is increasingly relevant today. Exploring Virilio's main texts from their political and historical contexts, and case studies from contemporary culture and media in order to explain his philosophical concepts, Ian James introduces the key themes in Virlio's work, including:

    • speed
    • virtualization
    • war
    • politics
    • art.

    As technological and scientific innovations continue to set the agenda for the present and future development of culture, communications, international economy, military intervention and diverse forms of political organization, Virilio's unique theoretical and critical insights are of enormous value and importance for anyone wishing to understand the nature of modern culture and society.

    1. Why Virilio?  2. The Politics of Perception  3. Speed  4. Virtualization  5. War  6. Politics  7. Art  8. After Virilio  9. Further Reading


    Ian James