Negative Horizon: An Essay in Dromoscopy

Negative Horizon: An Essay in Dromoscopy




Negative Horizon is Paul Virilio's most original and unified exploration of the key themes and ideas running through his philosophy. Provocative and forceful, it sets out Virilio's theory of dromoscopy: a means of apprehending speed and its pivotal - and potentially destructive - role in contemporary global society. Applying this theory to Western political and military history, Virilio exposes a compulsion to accelerate, and the rise of a politics of time over territorial politics of space. In exposing what he believes to be the consequences of this constant acceleration for human sensory perception and, ultimately, global democracy, Virilio offers a vision of history and politics as disturbing as it is original.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847063069
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/02/2008
Series: Continuum Impacts , #60
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Paul Virilio is one of our foremost cultural critics. Architect and urban planner and former director of the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris, he has written widely on film, architecture, art, war and technology. Julie Rose is a freelance translator and winner of the PEN Medallion for Translation.

Paul Virilio is Director of the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris and author of over 15 books, including Art and Fear and Desert Screen.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Translator's Introduction: Seven Minutes Foreword First Part The Metapsychosis of the Passenger The Great Vehicle Second Part The Aesthetics of Disappearance From the Site of the Election to the Site of the Ejection Third Part Dromoscopy The Light of Speed Fourth Part The Negative Horizon The Driving Within Fifth Part The Politics of Disappearance The Strategy of the Beyond Notes Index

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