The Digital Cast of
Cartesianism, Cybernetics, Capitalism, Communication
made by art
ontos verlag Frankfurt, Germany and online bookstores such as
Amazon under the title
The Digital Cast of Being: Metaphysics, Mathematics,
Cartesianism, Cybernetics, Capitalism, Communication 2009 Hardback
137 pp. ISBN 978-3-86838-045-3 and as an e-book from
ontoslink. Also at
Google Book Search where extensive parts can be read. An emended,
revised and extended (215 pp.) e-book edition, Version 3.0, 2011
is available here free. Also in HTML.
See the review in Notre
Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010.06.11: "The Digital Cast of
Being is a very ambitious attempt to integrate fundamental ontology
with a social ontology of the digital economy. It is worth reading and
pondering." Val Dusek, University of New Hampshire.
today surrounded by countless digital gadgets and navigate through cyberspace
as if it were the most natural thing in the world. This digital cast of
being, however, comes from a long history of philosophical and mathematical
thinking in which the Western will to productive power over movement has
attained its consummation. This study traces the digital dissolution of
beings from the Pythagoreans, Plato and Aristotle's ontology via Cartesian
mathematical science through to our digitized economy and telecommunications.
With an appendix reinterpreting quantum mechanical indeterminacy phenomenologically.
(c) 2000-2011 by Michael Eldred, all rights reserved. This text may be
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3.0 June 2011
2.0 June 2009
put on site 28-May-2009