A New Book – AMOR TECHNOLOGIAE: Marshall McLuhan as Philosopher of Technology




Marshall McLuhan as Philosopher of Technology – Toward a Philosophy of Human-Media Relationships
Yoni Van Den Eede

Amor Technologiae fuses the fairly new traditions of philosophy of technology and media ecology for the first time in a systematic manner. It specifically does so by interpreting and rephrasing the work of media theorist Marshall McLuhan in the context of a comprehensive philosophy of media. Seen from this perspective, media are not merely channels, forces, or things, as more traditional accounts would have it. They are partially elusive and inherently ambivalent entities to which humans need to meaningfully relate, through the existential project of engaging into, building, and savoring relationships with them.

“In it, I endeavor to bring the traditions of media ecology and philosophy of technology closer to each other, by reading Marshall McLuhan as a philosopher – of media and/or technology. Some of you have heard me talk about this topic at several MEA conferences. This book, that comes forth from my doctoral dissertation, is in a sense the culmination of that research project. (Although all projects are always, I think, essentially provisional”. :-)) – Yoni Van Den Eede

Imprint: VUBPRESS   –   Available   –   € 29,95   –   ISBN: 9789057181870   –   520 pages   –   Publishing date: 29/11/201

Order from the publisher at http://tinyurl.com/alf3264 . Will be available for purchase in North America from Amazon.com & Amazon.ca in the near future.

Yoni Van Den Eede holds a doctorate in philosophy, and is a Senior Researcher at iMinds-SMIT – Studies on Media, Information & Telecommunication, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He also is affiliated to the Centre for Ethics and Humanism at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Yoni Van Den Eede

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