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Pirate Philosophy : For a Digital Posthumanities (Hardcover) (Gary Hall)

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In Pirate Philosophy, Gary Hall considers whether the fight against the neoliberal corporatization of higher education in fact requires scholars to transform their own lives and labor. Is there a way for philosophers and theorists to act not justfor or with the antiausterity and student protestors -- "graduates without a future" -- butin terms of their political struggles? Drawing on such phenomena as peer-to-peer file sharing and anticopyright/pro-piracy movements, Hall explores how those in academia can move beyond finding new ways ofthinking about the world to find instead new ways of being theorists and philosophers in the world.

Hall describes the politics of online sharing, the battles against the current intellectual property regime, and the actions of Anonymous, LulzSec, Aaron Swartz, and others, and he explains Creative Commons and the open access, open source, and free software movements. But in the heart of the book he considers how, when it comes to scholarly ways of creating, performing, and sharing knowledge, philosophers and theorists can challenge not just the neoliberal model of the entrepreneurial academic but also the traditional humanist model with its received ideas of proprietorial authorship, the book, originality, fixity, and the finished object. In other words, can scholars and students today become something like pirate philosophers?

Number of Pages: 248.0
Genre: Social Science, Philosophy, Technology
Sub-Genre: General, Social Aspects, Media Studies
Series Title: Leonardo
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Mit Pr
Author: Gary Hall
Language: English
Street Date: April 15, 2016
TCIN: 51136780
UPC: 9780262034401
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-1868

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