Mashines

Machines

13 Jul , 2020  

Most Marxist discourses understand both the technology, the logical discourse about the teleology of perfect control of nature, which proves to be the decisive orientation for the Western natural sciences, and the technical object, the practical object of the theoretical sciences, as part of the productive forces and not of ...

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Mashines

About the NON-Technological Use of Machines

8 Jul , 2020  

In the course of the industrial use of electricity, the emergence of new communication and transport technologies and routes (including their partial nationalization), the creeping process of dissolving the classical machinery of the industrial age or at least its integration into new contexts began towards the end of the 19th ...

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EconoFiction

Joseph Schumpeter and the German Historical School

2 Jul , 2020  

Undoubtedly, Joseph Alois Schumpeter ‘was one of the greatest economists of all time’ (Haberler, 1950, p. 1) who made seminal contributions to economics and had a major impact on the development of the discipline in the twentieth century. However, some important aspects of his works remain less widely discussed.

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Mashines

Measure, machine, money

22 Jun , 2020  

The aim of the text is to clarify why machines are economically productive only in capitalism and therefore in our society are capitalistic machines. They are capitalist not only because they increase the productive power of the capitalist valorisation, but this valorisation first of all is producing these machines, or ...

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Mashines

Covid-19: Philosopher Bernard Stiegler’s Insight from the Angle of Memory

23 Apr , 2020  

Our current economic model is centred on physical and symbolic hyper-communication between almost every place throughout the world, and this considerably increases the danger. This model, which is also that of the ‘data economy’, is very dangerous because it eliminates diversity, which is the condition for resilience…

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Mashines

The Paucity of Digital Theory

11 Apr , 2020  

A provocation: theories of the digital have generated very little digital theory. What do I mean? And why is this the case? First, one must separate the form of digital theory from the kinds of objects it wants to study. Thus a digital theory may make a claim about a digital object. ...

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GenericScience

Paranoia Machines of the State

13 Okt , 2019  

One should insist that paranoia is the mass psychological fuel of neo-fascist and right-wing populist movements. Today they have chosen the vulnerable foreigners as their suitable enemy object. And to anticipate it right away, the paranoia of right-wing populists and that of the state reinforce each other. But the paranoia ...

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EconoFiction

Gilbert Simondon, High Frequency Trading and Ecotechnology

23 Sep , 2019  

If one follows the theory about technical objects as developed by the French theorist Gilbert Simondon (Simondon 2012), and then the statements of Frédéric Neyrat in the anthology Die technologische Bedingung (Hörl 2011), the task for today’s hypertechnized societies is to fundamentally rethink the identity of nature and technology (there ...

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Mashines

The Trans Classical Machine (G. Anders, H.D. Bahr, F. Neyrat, G. Simondon)

7 Sep , 2019  

If one follows the theory about technical objects as developed by the French theorist Gilbert Simondon (Simondon 2012), and then the statements of Frédéric Neyrat in the anthology Die technologische Bedingung (The Technological Condition, Hörl 2011), it is necessary for today’s hyper-technical societies to fundamentally rethink the already disturbed identity ...

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Mashines

Perfect Machines: Artificial Intelligence and the Labour Theory of Value

3 Aug , 2019  

Paper presented at “Marx’s Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today. On the 150th Anniversary of the Publication of Capital”, Hofstra University, April 6-7, 2017.

“Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.”
– Frederic ...

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Mashines

Inhuman Power / Review (1)

31 Jul , 2019  

Das Autorenteam Dyer-Whiteford, Kjösen, Steinhoff hat mit Inhuman Power ein verdienstvolles Buch zur AI (Artificial Intelligence; AI) aus marxistischer Sicht vorgelegt. AI definieren die Autoren als die Fähigkeit in einem bestimmten Zeitraum angemessene Generalisierungen auf Grundlage von limitierten Daten zu machen. Je weiter der Spielraum für Applikationen ist und je ...

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EconoFiction

Gilets Jaunes im globalen Kontext

29 Jul , 2019  

Dies ist ein erster Versuch, die Bewegung der gilets jaunes zu verstehen und sie auf den Kontext übergreifender Zusammenhänge zu beziehen. Wir müssten nun, unseren sozialrevolutionären Grundsätzen und Methoden folgend, an den Äußerungen aus dieser Bewegung anknüpfen um von hier aus das Verhältnis zu ihrem Umfeld erschließen. Denn so sehr ...

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