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By Bernard Stiegler

Performing Out is the 1st visual appeal in English of 2 brief books released through Bernard Stiegler in 2003. In How I grew to become a thinker, he outlines his transformation in the course of a five-year interval of incarceration for armed theft. remoted from what have been his global, Stiegler started to behavior a type of scan in phenomenological study. encouraged by way of the Greek stoic Epictetus, Stiegler started to learn, write, and realize his vocation, ultimately learning philosophy in correspondence with G?rard Granel who was once a tremendous effect on a couple of French philosophers, together with Jacques Derrida, who was once later Stiegler's teacher.The moment ebook, to like, to like Me, to like Us, is a strong distillation of Stiegler's research of the modern global. He keeps starting to be lack of a feeling of person and collective life results in a reduced skill to like oneself, and, via extension, others. This difficulty is seen via a sad occasion: in 2002, in Nanterre, France, Richard Durn, a neighborhood activist, stormed the city's city corridor, capturing and killing 8 humans. Durn devoted suicide the next day to come. The later ebook of Durn's his magazine printed a guy suffering from the sensation that he didn't exist, for which he attempted to compensate via committing an atrocity. For Stiegler, this exemplifies how love of self turns into pathological: a "me" assassinates an "us" with which it can't establish.

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Until a recent epoch, this process of adopting a past-which is artificial but at the same time permits me to adopt a future-was concealed. Nevertheless, the question of adoption is posed more and more explicitly from the time of the industrial revolution onward, as new objects appear without interruption and with increasing speed, and as the framework of daily life incessantly transforms itself. For social structures to absorb this incessant novelty, adoptive techniques must be put in place. The problem of adoption is posed as such from then on, and social organization explicitly becomes the organization of adoption or, in other words, the organization of consumption.

It was a matter of a voice [vocare]. This impersonal voice, which was not the language of communication, was the language of pure significance of which Blanchot spoke regarding Char in The Beast ofLascaux. When that language began to "speak," to signify, I had the feeling of entering into a state of ultralucidity. It was a kind of passion, and it was in these exceptional conditions that I encountered the Greek passion for language and the question of logos that arises there, a passion and a question that were also a state of exception and an origin: ours, insofar as we philosophize today, in potential or in act.

We are talking here prospectively: this prospective is a question of collective intelligence of the future-and therefore of the understanding of the question of time. This is a matter of human time, not the time of the stars. Human time relates to stellar time, yet they are different. Stellar time is entropic, the time of the physical becoming of the expansion of the universe. Human time The destruction ofprimordial narcissism 43 is negentropic in an extreme sense. 10 It is not only the biological structure of humankind that, as is the case for all living beings, is negentropic.

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