On the Existence of Digital Objects

Forwarded by Bernard Stiegler, Minneapolis :University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Preface by Bernard Stiegler, Minneapolis :University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

 

Reviews:

The object of this remarkable, groundbreaking book is as elegant as it is profound—to provide us with a radically objective account of the digital objects that populate our world, both on- and offline. On the Existence of Digital Objects is a truly innovative and philosophically grounded ‘object oriented ontology’ that is designed for and can scale to the increasingly complex orders of magnitude confronted in the twenty-first century. — David J. Gunkel, author of The Machine Question

This is a major contribution to the subfield of the philosophy of technology, and as such, takes on two of the towering figures in the 20th century thinking on humans’ relationship with technics: Heidegger and Simondon. — Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy

Hui’s project is remarkable for a conceptual engagement with twentieth-century philosophies of technology (Simondon, Heidegger, Husserl, Stiegler, Ellul) that pushes these theories further by confronting them with questions of the digital. — Radical Philosophy

Hui hat ein Buch vorgelegt, das die Aktualität von Metaphysik und den dringenden Bedarf an neuen Ontologien in digitalen Zeiten überzeugend darstellt und überzeugende, teils kühne Vorschläge liefert.[Hui has written a book, that convincingly shows the actuality of metaphysics and the pressing need for new ontologies in the digital age, and he has delivered convincing, partly bold suggestions.] — Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 

Hui develops in this essay an absorbing philosophical investigation of these objects which goes well beyond the ample definition of digital humanities. — Neural Magazine

Hui adeptly blends his technical training and philosophical knowledge to address a fundamental question: what is the relationship between technological and humanistic concerns? — Public Books

 

2 comments for “On the Existence of Digital Objects

  1. JM
    November 28, 2016 at 3:28 am

    Is there any possibility to buy this book with shipping from Europe or get digital version? I definitely need it, but my library doesn’t share my view.

  2. Yuk Hui
    November 28, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Yes, you can buy it on Amazon (including digital version) or other online bookshops!

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