Bernard Stiegler: Towards a European Way of Life

source: Eidos84     2010年12月26日
Bernard Stiegler: "Towards a European Way of Life". Lecture given at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, in 2008.
Bernard Stiegler is a French philosopher and Director of the Institut de recherche et d'innovation (IRI). He is also the founder in 2005 of the political and cultural group, Ars Industrialis, and founder in 2010 of the philosophy school, Ecole de Philosophie d'Epineuil-le-Fleuriel. His best known work is "Technics and Time, 1: The Fault of Epimetheus".
Between 1978 and 1983 Stiegler was incarcerated for armed robbery, first at the Prison Saint-Michel in Toulouse, and then at the Centre de détention in Muret. It was during this period that he became interested in philosophy, studying it by correspondence with Gérard Granel at the Université de Toulouse-Le-Mirail. His transformation in prison is recounted in his book, Passer à l'acte (2003).
Stiegler's work is influenced by, among others, Sigmund Freud, André Leroi-Gourhan, Gilbert Simondon, Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Valéry, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, and Jacques Derrida.
Key themes in his work are technology, time, individuation, consumerism, consumer capitalism, technological convergence, digitization, Americanization, and the future of politics and human society.

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