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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Shawna Vesco This essay serves as an overview of Bernard Stiegler’s project by offering a critical examination of “(de)proletarianization” and the pharmakon as refracted through his writings on technics ( tekhnē ), and his commitment to associations such as Ars Industrialis. I argue...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 February 2017
... into both Duchamp's désoeuvrement and Stiegler's pivotal concern with the pharmakon . Duchamp is thus revealed as his own best “mute surprise,” his own most provocative artwork, and the key to his lasting contemporaneity. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 amateur Marcel Duchamp libidinal...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 213–237.
Published: 01 February 2017
... repeatable text (such that to repeat a text is to allow for its transformation), Stiegler locates the pharmakon in a specifically inorganic relation the human bears to itself as an organism. In order to function as a relatively stable and autonomous self, the human must be open to inscriptive systems...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 February 2017
... to Care: Between Stiegler’s Mystagogy and Foucault’s Aesthetics of Existence Ed Cohen Philosophy is, for me, before anything else, to learn to repeat repe- titions that are good. To learn ways that the pharmakon, which...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 February 2017
...: Technics and Proletarianization.” boundary 2 42 , no. 2 : 85 – 104 . Vignola Paolo . 2013 . “Devenir dignes du pharmakon: Entre symptomatologie et pharmacologie.” In Technologiques: La Pharmacie de Bernard Stiegler , edited by Dillet Benoît Jugnon Alain , 413 – 28 . Nantes...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of Contempt: “Cinema is seen by Adorno and Horkheimer as a functional element of a system whose aim is to disseminate an ideol- ogy and stimulate consumer behaviour. This view of cinema is not funda- mentally different from that of the Nouvelle Vague, except that the latter saw cinema as a pharmakon...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 239–265.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., the pharmakon of pharmaka, what in Stiegler is perpetually in play—for life forms as for archival regimes—in the wedge term epiphylo- genesis, whereby genetic life is narrated as if by incorporating the nonliv- ing, technics, which in turn advances and defines it (Stiegler 1998).9 When Stiegler says...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 163–179.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of global citizenship.11 Recognition, then, is a kind of pharmakon: both an obstacle and the only means, within the existing object system, to attain full visibility.12 It is, however, only a partial truth that “the dominant ceaselessly appro- priates the emergent and rewards it as part...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 99–116.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of a trans-species bonding with flora and fauna, ingesting the pharmakon of the green world as healing and poisoning gnosis. Pendell, like his wild and ever-early mentor Brown, enacts entangled processes of worlding , deworlding , and reworlding ; his eco-poetic of flora and fauna goes on projecting...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 167–190.
Published: 01 February 2017
... to deploy technics (that is, the mnemotechnologies of our technological epoch) differently, toward alternate ends. This insight provides the core of Stiegler’s conceptualization of the pharmakon and his development of a pharmacology of technics, the mantra of which is that only mnemotech- nologies...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2014
... “proper” sense. A powerful and well-known­ model for such reading is Jacques Derrida’s discussion of the pharmakon in Plato, which demonstrates the partiality and politics involved in suppress- ing ambivalence into a single sense (we might call it a philosopheme), and the importance of just...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 105–129.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of “an association based on labor quantified as pharmakon” and a transhistorical concept of human sociality “best theorized through a deep background in theories of anthropologists such as Lewis Mor- gan.” See Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (Cambridge, MA...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 191–222.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., with their fragile democracies, the state is like a pharmakon, namely, both poison and medicine. But as Spivak remarks, “What could have been medicine turned into poison” (OA, 71). This is not a plea for statism; rather, one must be aware of the dangers of the replace- ment of state with nonstate actors...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 177–222.
Published: 01 February 2002
... proprietary undermining characteristic of part or volume publication. This genre allowed an accommodation with the pharmakon of publication, the need for an antidote to that poison and cure having been voiced by Rachel Verinder in her plea to Godfrey Ablewhite in the narrative: ‘‘Oh, how can I find words...