Thinking the Problematic

Genealogies, Tracings, and Currents of a Persistent Force

Edited by Erich Hörl and Oliver Leistert

Transcript-Verlag

Thinking the Problematic

Pub Date: July 2020

ISBN: 9783837646405

260 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Thinking the Problematic

Genealogies, Tracings, and Currents of a Persistent Force

Edited by Erich Hörl and Oliver Leistert

Transcript-Verlag

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 nineteenth 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.

About the Author

Erich Hörl, Media Scholar and Philosopher, is Full Professor of Media Culture at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. His work is widely translated into English and published in journals like Parrhesia, Theory, Culture & Society, Cultural Politics.

Oliver Leistert is Post-Doc for Media and Technology Studies at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. He did his doctorate in Media Studies at University Paderborn and was a Research Fellow at Central European University in Budapest.