Thinking the Problematic: Genealogies and Explorations between Philosophy and the Sciences

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This book explores central scenes and conceptual elaborations of what historically has been called "the problem" or "the problematic". The chapters contextualize the (re-)arising of this notion within the history of power and knowledge since the late 19th century, leading up to today's neocybernetic fascination with control and generalized management ideas which form a constitutive part of the power/knowledge complex of Environmentality. By way of considering modes of problematization as modes of inhabitation, the volume maps its current conceptual-political uses as well as onto-epistemological challenges. Thus, »problematization« is positioned as a critical concept.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBielefeld
Publishertranscript Verlag
Number of pages197
ISBN (print)978-3-8376-4640-5
ISBN (electronic)978-3-8394-4640-9
Publication statusPublished - 26.10.2020

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Dedicated to all problems

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  • Philosophy - epistemology, history of science, sustainability, problematic, philosophy of science, science, philosophy, french history of philosophy, history of philosophy