Vincent Blok, Ernst Jünger’s Philosophy of Technology: Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene

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9781138737594Vincent Blok, Ernst Jünger’s Philosophy of Technology: Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene– looks interesting, but unfortunately another Routledge book at a prohibitive price.

This book examines the work of Ernst Jünger and its effect on the development of Martin Heidegger’s influential philosophy of technology. Vincent Blok offers a unique treatment of Jünger’s philosophy and his conception of the age of technology, in which both world and man appear in terms of their functionality and efficiency. The primary objective of Jünger’s novels and essays is to make the transition from the totally mobilized world of the 20th century toward a world in which a new type of man represents the gestalt of the worker and is responsive to this new age. Blok proceeds to demonstrate Jünger’s influence on Heidegger’s analysis of the technological age in his later work, as well as Heidegger’s conceptions of will, work and…

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In the role of senior IT / IS Specialist, since Oct. 1988 at Politechnika Warszawska (aka Warsaw Univ. of Technology) Main Library, from 1999 till 2010 I was dealing with content-addressable / semantic networks based taxonomies indispensable in classifying all the incoming information materials in Polish, English, French, German and Russian in the subject areas of mathematics, computing and management. During a parallel stint at International Data Group Poland weekly Computerworld Polska in 1993 - 2002 I was a staff writer and journalist reporting about events of interest for CEO's and CIO's in Polish academic, commercial and industrial institutions and enterprises. Since 1985 I am interested in history of logic, mathematics and computing (history of formal sciences, including mathematical linguistics - in general). During last 15-20 years these interests coalesced into something called cognitive sciences. I am currently preparing a series of papers dealing with challenges to computationalism in philosophy of mind from the multiple standpoints offered by socially constructed (or professional communities' induced) taxonomies / ontologies / worlds / epistemologies.

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