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Re: <nettime> Ippolita Collective: In the Facebook Aquarium (part
Keith Hart on Sat, 8 Feb 2014 15:21:42 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Ippolita Collective: In the Facebook Aquarium (part


Thanks, Florian. The synthesis of the liberal and anti-liberal strands of
modern thinking offered by Horkheimer and Adorno is something we should
aspire to renew in our own way. The non-dialectical fashion to dump the
Enlightenment as a Western capitalist conspiracy is lazy. Reconciling Kant,
Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche would be a start. Next we might build on the
intellectuals of the anti-colonial revolution...

Keith


On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 12:56 AM, Florian Cramer <flrncrmr {AT} gmail.com> wrote:

> > 'Mediatic euphoria' is never a good thing, because it is based on the
> > implicit idea of technological determinism, a belief that is itself
> > solidly grounded in the Enlightenment tradition.
>
> I dare to disagree. (...)

> What is really at the core of the issue: whether technology is a cultural
> construct for which there can be political intervention (a view that would
> unite enlightenment thinkers and even those critical cultural studies
> people who see the enlightenment tradition as a tool of capitalist and
> Western hegemony), or whether technology is an a priori, with culture and
> politics as its products, and intervention as a hopeless form of naive
> humanism.
>
> Florian
 <...>


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