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978-1-7936-3294-4 • Hardback • December 2020 • $105.00 • (£81.00)
978-1-7936-3295-1 • eBook • December 2020 • $45.00 • (£35.00)
Simona Chiodo is professor of philosophy at the Politecnico di Milano.
- The Evolution of Prometheus, From Past to Present to Future
- Reading Our Technological Era
- Radical Externalisation
- Farewell to Humans?
- The Most Radical Form of Anarchism We Have Ever Experienced
"An original interpretation of Western technological culture, based on the idea that we use technology to evade individual responsibility: we install an immanent divine to externalize epistemological and ethical decisions and create a technological scapegoat. After engaging with the myth of Prometheus and other literature, Chiodo argues that this 'anarchistic' move is a continuation of a history of giving away control of reality to logos, which we have now narrowed down to computation and its externalization in algorithmic machines. Compulsory reading for anyone interested in understanding our technological era."— Mark Coeckelbergh, University of Vienna
"In a time when algorithms determine more and more in our everyday lives, we need to reflect on what role technology should have in our societies. Professor Chiodo does so in a fascinating and inspiring way, making efficient use of ancient myths and literary classics. Prometheus has much more to do with healthcare algorithms than what one would think before reading this book."— Sven Ove Hansson, Royal Institute of Technology