By Bernard Stiegler
In 1944 Horkheimer and Adorno warned that business society turns cause into clarification, and Polanyi warned of the hazards of the self-regulating marketplace, yet this day, argues Stiegler, this regression of cause has resulted in societies ruled by means of unreason, stupidity and insanity. even if, philosophy within the moment 1/2 the 20th century deserted the critique of political economic system, and poststructuralism left its heirs helpless and disarmed in face of the reign of stupidity and an financial obstacle of world proportions.
New theories and ideas are required at the present time to imagine via those matters. The thinkers of poststructuralism Lyotard, Deleuze, Derrida has to be re-read, as needs to the assets in their concept, Hegel and Marx. yet we also needs to take account of Naomi Klein’s critique of Milton Friedman and the Chicago institution and her account of the ‘shock doctrine’. actually, argues Stiegler, an everlasting ‘state of shock’ has prevailed because the starting of the economic revolution, intensified via the inventive destruction led to by means of the consumerist version. the end result has been a capitalism that destroys wish and cause and within which each establishment is undermined, specifically these associations which are the goods par excellence of the Enlightenment the schooling approach and universities.
Through a robust critique of thinkers from Marx to Derrida, Stiegler develops new conceptual guns to struggle this destruction. He argues that faculties and universities needs to themselves be reworked: new academic associations has to be built either to take account of the risks of digitization and the net and to let us to use the recent possibilities they make on hand.