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- Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95
?Only a monster can allow himself the luxury of seeing things as they are,? writes E. M. Cioran, the Romanian-born philosopher who has rightly been compared to Samuel Beckett. In History and Utopia , Cioran the monster writes of politics in its broadest sense, of history, and of the utopian dream. His views are, to say the least, provocative. In... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00
As biotechnology defines the new millennium, genetic codes and computer codes increasingly merge?life understood as data, flesh rendered programmable. Where this trend will take us, and what it might mean, is what concerns Eugene Thacker in this timely book, a penetrating look into the intersection of molecular biology and computer science in our day... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 29.00
Life is one of our most basic concepts, and yet when examined directly it proves remarkably contradictory and elusive, encompassing both the broadest and the most specific phenomena. We can see this uncertainty about life in our habit of approaching it as something at once scientific and mystical, in the return of vitalisms of all types, and in... more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
The world is increasingly unthinkable, a world of planetary disasters, emerging pandemics, and the looming threat of extinction. In this book Eugene Thacker suggests that we look to the genre of horror as offering a way of thinking about the unthinkable world. To confront this idea is to confront the limit of our ability to understand the world in... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 57.00
Alexander R. Galloway and Eugene Thacker challenge the widespread assumption that networks are inherently egalitarian. Instead, they contend that there exist new modes of control entirely native to networks, modes that are at once highly centralized and dispersed, corporate and subversive. In this provocative book, they argue that a whole new topology... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 21.95
How does our fascination with technology intersect with the religious imagination? In TechGnosis ?a cult classic now updated and reissued with a new afterword?Erik Davis argues that while the realms of the digital and the spiritual may seem worlds apart, esoteric and religious impulses have in fact always permeated (and sometimes inspired) technological... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
In this collection of essays and epigrams, E.M. Cioran gives us portraits and evaluations?which he calls "admirations"?of Samuel Beckett, Jorge Luis Borges, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the poet Paul Valery, and Mircea Eliade, among others. In alternating sections of aphorisms?his "anathemas"?he delivers insights on such topics as solitude, flattery, vanity,... more...