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Digital Cast of Being Metaphysics, Mathematics, Cartesianism, Cybernetics, Capitalism, Communication

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ISBN-10: 3110319470

ISBN-13: 9783110319477

Edition: 2009

Authors: Michael Eldred

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We live today surrounded by countless digital gadgets and navigate through cyberspace as if it were the most natural thing in the world. This digital cast of being, however, comes from a long history of philosophical and mathematical thinking in which the Western will to productive power over movement has attained its consummation. This study traces the digital dissolution of beings from the Pythagoreans, Plato and Aristotle's ontology via Cartesian mathematical science through to our digitized economy and telecommunications. With an appendix reinterpreting quantum mechanical indeterminacy phenomenologically.
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List price: $71.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication date: 5/2/2013
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 137
Language: English

James D. Houston is the coauthor with his wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, of the bestselling Farewell to Manzanar, and author of six other novels, including Continental Drift, Love Life, and The Last Paradise. His nonfiction works include Californians and In the Ring of Fire: A Pacific Basin Journey. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, in the house where Patty Reed spent the last years of her life.Michael Eldred gained degrees in mathematics and philosophy at Sydney University, being awarded a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1984 with a dissertation aimed at rethinking the social theories of Marx (Kapital) and Hegel (Rechtsphilosophie).