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By Jacques Derrida

During this very important new publication, Jacques Derrida talks with Bernard Stiegler concerning the influence of teletechnologies on our philosophical and political second. Improvising ahead of a digital camera, the 2 philosophers are faced by way of the very applied sciences they speak about and so are compelled to handle all of the extra at once the pressing questions that they increase. What does it suggest to talk of the current in a state of affairs of "live" recording? How do we reply, responsibly, to a query once we recognize that the so-called "natural" stipulations of expression, dialogue, mirrored image, and deliberation were breached?

As Derrida and Stiegler talk about the function of teletechnologies in glossy society, the political implications of Derrida's inspiration turn into obvious. Drawing on contemporary occasions in Europe, Derrida and Stiegler discover the influence of tv and the web on our figuring out of the kingdom, its borders and citizenship. Their dialogue examines the connection among the juridical and the technical, and it exhibits how new applied sciences for manipulating and transmitting photos have prompted our notions of democracy, historical past and the physique. The booklet opens with a shorter interview with Derrida at the information media, and closes with a provocative essay by means of Stiegler at the epistemology of electronic images.

In Echographies of tv, Derrida and Stiegler open up questions which are of key social and political significance. Their ebook could be of serious curiosity to all these already accustomed to Derrida's paintings, in addition to to scholars and students of philosophy, literature, sociology and media stories.

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