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Paul Virilio

1st Edition

By Ian James


160 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Series

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Routledge Critical Thinkers is designed for students who need an accessible introduction to the key figures in contemporary critical thought. The books provide crucial orientation for further study and equip readers to engage with theorists' original texts.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies