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Transformation as an Ontological Imperative: The [Human] Future According to Bernard Stiegler By Stephen Barker

From the Journal Transformations that devoted an entire issue to Bernard Stiegler Issue No. 17 2009 — Bernard Stiegler and the Question of Technics Transformation as an Ontological Imperative: The [Human] Future According to Bernard Stiegler By Stephen Barker Today, we need to understand the process of technical evolution given that we are experiencing the deep opacity of contemporary technics; we do not immediately understand what is being played out in technics, nor what is being profoundly transformed therein, even though we unceasingly have to make decisions regarding technics, the consequences of which are felt to escape us more and…

Foucault, truth telling and technologies of the self in schools by Tina Besley

Foucault, truth telling and technologies of the self in schools1 Tina Besley University of Glasgow, United Kingdom Abstract The paper highlights how Foucauldian philosophical notions of care for the self are relevant to the moral education of young people yet care of the self is seldom an explicit goal of education, apart from sometimes appearing in such curricula as health or personal and social education. This paper considers Foucault’s changing understandings about the self; truth-telling and technologies of the self; and his genealogy of confession. Introduction When disciplinary measures exclude students from school, the serious long-term impacts are often reduced…

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