Autor: José Luís Garcia
ISBN-13: 9783319455365
Veröffentl: 09.02.2017
Einband: Book
Seiten: 213
Gewicht: 509 g
Format: 241x159x17 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Pierre Musso and the Network Society

27, Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
From Saint-Simonianism to the Internet
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1. Introduction: critical philosophy of networks - reflections on the perspective of Pierre Musso (José Luís Garcia).- 2. Network ideology: from Saint-Simonianism to the internet (Pierre Musso).- 3. Network, utopia and fetishism (Filipa Subtil).- 4. Retiology as ideological determinism in the media: a political economy perspective (David Fernández-Quijada).- 5. History, philosophy, and actuality of the utopian view of technology: on Pierre Musso's critique of network ideology (Steven Dorrestijn).- 6. From the critique of the network symbolic form to the ideology of innovation: an appraisal of Pierre Musso's work on the current world situation of technology (Francisco Rüdiger).- 7. Paradise, panopticon, or laboratory? A tale of the internet in China (Dazhou Wang).- 8. The rise of pirates: political identities and technological subjectivities in a network society (Rodrigo Saturnino).- 9. Final note: examining the network concept (Pierre Musso).
This book is devoted to discussion of the views of Pierre Musso and starts with a central chapter written by Musso, entitled Network Ideology: from Saint-Simonianism to the Internet . Pierre Musso is a French philosopher and is one of the most original thinkers in the history of the network society. His thought develops a critique of information and communication technologies through their imaginary and social representations and of the information society, based on the network metaphor.
The main question on which Musso has focused his attention is how the network metaphor is one of the most powerful ways of understanding the complex societies in which we live. Showing characteristic attention to detail, and drawing on the history of ideas, political philosophy and sociology, Musso traces the genealogy of the network imaginary, and points out that it did not emerge with the Internet. He shows how its modern roots can be found in Henri de Saint-Simon and his disciples, engineers and entrepreneurs such as Michel de Chevalier, and Barthélemy Prosper Enfantin, who developed channel networks, railroads, and the telegraphic network in France in the nineteenth century. In addition to the central piece written by Musso, the book includes a general introduction and six commentaries from experts on information technologies and networks. It displays a wide range of perspectives from a diverse set of authors in terms of nationalities and universities, as well as disciplinary backgrounds.

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Autor: José Luís Garcia
ISBN-13:: 9783319455365
ISBN: 3319455362
Erscheinungsjahr: 09.02.2017
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 509g
Seiten: 213
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 241x159x17 mm, 3 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie