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    Analogue Ontology and Digital Disruption.Robert Hassan - forthcoming - Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-10.
    Pervasive digitality reveals us as analogue creatures that are unprepared for a world and a logic generated increasingly through automation. Promulgated by capitalism, digitality has created a new...
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    Network Speed and Democratic Politics.Robert Hassan - 2008 - World Futures 64 (1):3 – 21.
    Through a systematic foregrounding of temporality as a framework of analysis, the dynamics of neo-liberal globalization and the revolution in ICTs constitute a new epistemological context. From this perspective the world as an economic, social, cultural, and political postmodernity becomes apparent. The article argues that liberal democracy was created and evolved in a specific context too. It was one formed through the interactions of Enlightenment thought and capitalist action - both of which were suffused by the temporality of the clock. (...)
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    Our Post-Modern Vanity: The Cult of Efficiency and the Regress to the Boundary of the Animal World.Robert Hassan - 2015 - Philosophy and Technology 28 (2):241-259.
    This essay argues that through a new and radical relationship with digital technologies that are oriented towards networking and automaticity, humans have become estranged from what philosopher Arnold Gehlen termed the ‘circle of action’ that expressed our ancient adaptation to tool use and constituted the basis for our capacity for reflective consciousness. The objectification of the material and analogue relationship that enabled humans to ‘act’ upon the world and to construct the basis for our collective endeavours, this paper shows, is (...)
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    Philosophy of Media: A Short History of Ideas and Innovations From Socrates to Social Media.Robert Hassan & Thomas Sutherland - 2016 - Routledge.
    Since the late-1980s the rise of the Internet and the emergence of the Networked Society have led to a rapid and profound transformation of everyday life. Underpinning this revolution is the computer – a media technology that is capable of not only transforming itself, but almost every other machine and media process that humans have used throughout history. In _Philosophy of Media_, Hassan and Sutherland explore the philosophical and technological trajectory of media from Classical Greece until today, casting a new (...)
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