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<nettime-ann> LITERATE TECHNOLOGIES (LANGUAGE, COGNITION, TECHNICITY) by Louis Armand (Modified by Geert Lovink)


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RECENTLY PUBLISHED BY LITTERARIA PRAGENSIA BOOKS
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LITERATE TECHNOLOGIES
(LANGUAGE, COGNITION, TECHNICITY)
by Louis Armand
ISBN 80-7308-138-5 (paperback). 250pp.
Publication date: October 2006

http://litteraria.ff.cuni.cz/books/lit_tech.html

Price: Euro 12.00 (not including postage)

Why is there consciousness and not nothing?
What is the meaning of discourse?
What would it mean if machines could think?

It is a basic contention of the present volume that only on such
a basis of generalised technology can we begin to approach the
phenomenon of literacy in its broadest sense--as concerning
any system of sign operations in which an event of transmission
or transcription can be said to take place. This universalising
of literacy bridges the entire field of discourse--from atomic and
molecular structures to the transcriptive coding and decoding
processes of DNA; from the evolving neural structures of the
human brain to computing programmatics and artificial
intelligence; from simple binary procedures to the most
complex topologies. Consciousness, mind and cognition are in
this way seen to be formal aspects of a signifying system,
describing a LITERATE TECHNOLOGY.

This volume treats the work of Walter Ong, Ludwig Wittgenstein,
Norbert Wiener, Jacques Lacan, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Nicholas
Rescher, Roman Jakobson, Alan Turing, Claude Levi-Strauss,
Thomas Sebeok, Juri Lotman, Sigmund Freud and Claude
Shannon.

Louis Armand is director of the Intercultural Studies programme
in the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University, Prague. His
books include Solicitations: Essays on Criticism & Culture;
Techne: James Joyce, Hypertext & Technology; and Incendiary
Devices: Discourses of the Other.

For more titles: http://litteraria.ff.cuni.cz/books/armand.html


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OTHER TITLES recently published by LPB:

Avant-Post
ed. Louis Armand
ISBN 80-7308-123-7 (paperback)
300pp
Publication date: September 2006
Price: Euro 12.00 (postage not included)
http://litteraria.ff.cuni.cz/books/avant_post.html

Global Ireland
eds. Ondrej Pilný & Clare Wallace
ISBN 80-7308-103-2 (paperback)
200pp
Publication date: January 2006
Price: Euro 12.00 (postage not included)
http://litteraria.ff.cuni.cz/books/global_ireland.html

Giacomo Joyce: Envoys of the Other
eds. Louis Armand & Clare Wallace
ISBN 80-239-5046-0 (paperback)
Revised, enlarged edition
360pp, includes index
Publication date: June 2006
Price: Euro 17.00 (postage not included)
http://litteraria.ff.cuni.cz/books/giacomo_joyce.html

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