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By Toivo Koivukoski

ISBN-10: 0739118749

ISBN-13: 9780739118740

during this certain, enlightening monograph, Toivo Koivukoski explores the conditions that experience led sleek society to take advantage of the concept that of growth as a surrogate cosmology that provides members a feeling of position and function. through linking a variety of old paradigms from German Idealist philosophy to modern philosophies of know-how, this paintings of political idea describes an alternate, immanent development of improvement that's, in a feeling, pushed via its personal accidental results. The meditations defined inside this e-book map out the hypertext pathways of our international procedure, making its constitutive family members and underlying idea strategies obvious.

Koivukoski mirrors the hot hyper-realities of digital communications applied sciences by way of structuring the textual content in compact subchapters which are associated via an index of topics that permits readers to "find their very own philosophy" through leaping to parts of curiosity. If, as he argues, historical past understood in a linear, lockstep model is over, then the methods of constructing recommendations may still switch respectively in order that the kinds of retrievals, anticipations, loops, and leaps that symbolize nonlinear, networked considering are consciously learned in an id of shape and substance.

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