Negative Horizon: An Essay in Dromoscopy

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Bloomsbury Academic, Aug 2, 2008 - Philosophy - 224 pages
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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.

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Paul Virilio is one of our foremost cultural critics. Architect, urban planner and former director of the École Speciale d'Architecture in Paris, he has written widely on film, architecture, war and technology.

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