New Book Publication Announcement – Taking Up McLuhan’s Cause Perspectives on Media and Formal Causality

22Feb17

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This book brings together a number of prominent scholars to explore a relatively under-studied area of Marshall McLuhan’s thought: his idea of formal cause and the role that formal cause plays in the emergence of new technologies and in structuring societal relations. Aiming to open a new way of understanding McLuhan’s thought in this area, and to provide methodological grounding for future media ecology research, the book runs the gamut, from contributions that directly support McLuhan’s arguments to those that see in them the germs of future developments in emergent dynamics and complexity theory.

Corey Anton is Professor of Communication Studies at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Robert K. Logan is Professor Emeritus in Physics at the University of Toronto and Chief Scientist at the sLab OCAD University. Lance Strate is Professor of Communication and mMdia Studies at Fordham University in New York.

Reviews
“Very good essays on a crucial intellectual topic. I’m hopeful that this anthology will help kick off another McLuhan movement rooted in McLuhan’s place in the great tradition of philosophies of causation”.  – Graham Harman, American University in Cairo
Available Now   –   Price £70, US $100   –   Purchase this book   –   ISBN 9781783206940   –   Paperback 292 pages   –   Imprint: Intellect Books
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One Response to “New Book Publication Announcement – Taking Up McLuhan’s Cause Perspectives on Media and Formal Causality

  1. 1 Bob logan

    Thanks Alex for the plug. Sorry about the high cost of the book – perhaps readers can get their library to order the book. – Bob Logan


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