The Age of Disruption: Technology and Madness in Digital Capitalism, Bernard Stiegler (2019), Polity Press, Cambridge, 380pp., paperback £24.99, ISBN 978-1-5095-2927-8


By Robert J. Holton

The uncertainties and complexities of the contemporary world are immense. The Covid-19 pandemic has arisen in a context where climate change, global inequalities, political paralysis, failures of collective agency, and worsening mental health already pose intractable social challenges. So, is there a way forward promising better understanding and a practical route beyond this concatenation of crises and disorders? In The Age of Disruption (written before the pandemic), Bernard Stiegler, the prolific French philosopher, argues that there is, but not in any unequivocal or naively optimistic way.

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Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation
Volume 36, Issue 2

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