After the Last Man: Excurses to the Limits of the by Toivo Koivukoski

By Toivo Koivukoski

during this designated, enlightening monograph, Toivo Koivukoski explores the conditions that experience led glossy society to take advantage of the concept that of growth as a surrogate cosmology that offers members a feeling of position and goal. by way of linking a variety of historic paradigms from German Idealist philosophy to modern philosophies of know-how, this paintings of political thought describes an alternate, immanent development of improvement that's, in a feeling, pushed by way of its personal accidental results. The meditations defined inside this booklet map out the hypertext pathways of our international procedure, making its constitutive family and underlying notion tactics obvious.

Koivukoski mirrors the recent hyper-realities of digital communications applied sciences via structuring the textual content in compact subchapters which are associated via an index of matters that enables readers to "find their very own philosophy" by way of leaping to components of curiosity. If, as he argues, heritage understood in a linear, lockstep model is over, then the methods of constructing thoughts may still swap respectively in order that the types of retrievals, anticipations, loops, and leaps that represent nonlinear, networked considering are consciously learned in an identification of shape and substance.

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