We are open but due to high demand and courier delays, delivery times are expected to be longer.
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Without Criteria by Steven Shaviro

A Deleuzian reading of Whitehead and a Whiteheadian reading of Deleuze open the possibility of a critical aesthetics of contemporary culture.

In Without Criteria, Steven Shaviro proposes and explores a philosophical fantasy: imagine a world in which Alfred North Whitehead takes the place of Martin Heidegger. What if Whitehead, instead of Heidegger, had set the agenda for postmodern thought? Heidegger asks, "Why is there something, rather than nothing?" Whitehead asks, "How is it that there is always something new?" In a world where everything from popular music to DNA is being sampled and recombined, argues Shaviro, Whitehead's question is the truly urgent one. Without Criteria is Shaviro's experiment in rethinking postmodern theory, especially the theory of aesthetics, from a point of view that hearkens back to Whitehead rather than Heidegger. In working through the ideas of Whitehead and Deleuze, Shaviro also appeals to Kant, arguing that certain aspects of Kant's thought pave the way for the philosophical "constructivism" embraced by both Whitehead and Deleuze.

Kant, Whitehead, and Deleuze are not commonly grouped together, but the juxtaposition of them in Without Criteria helps to shed light on a variety of issues that are of concern to contemporary art and media practices.

Buy Without Criteria by Steven Shaviro from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780262517973
ISBN-10: 0262517973
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 178mm x 10mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2012
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Without Criteria by Steven Shaviro

Book Reviews - Without Criteria by Steven Shaviro

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Without Criteria book by Steven Shaviro and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Steven Shaviro

James X. Dempsey is Executive Director of theCenter for Democracy and Technology, Washington,DC, www.cdt.org, and Policy Director for the GlobalInternet Policy Initiative, www.internetpolicy.net.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.