Martin Crowley, University of Cambridge
"Stiegler's critique of political economy provides the theoretical resources to understand how technologies have reconstituted memory and subjectivity, renewing modes of domination and generating new forms of collectivity. In the midst of a crisis of Western neo-liberalism, this path-breaking book could not come at a more opportune time. Eat your heart out Slavoj ?i?ek!"
Scott Lash, Goldsmiths, University of London
"Stiegler's writings emerge as the real world antidote to the utopian and apocalyptic traces of post-politics in figures like the 'multitude,' 'biopolitics,' or ?i?ek's recent Christo-communist imaginary. He is one of the few contemporaries capable of addressing a new era whose epistemological mutations are just beginning to appear."
Tom Cohen, State University of New York
• This short book starts from the current financial crisis and uses this as an opportunity to call for a renewal of Marx's project of a critique of political economy
• However, in contrast to Marx, Stiegler argues that today we need to develop a new critique of political economy which takes account of the unique position of creative workers in the information industries. He draws on Plato to analyse how their knowledge and memory have been compromised by information technologies
• This short text offers an excellent introduction to Stiegler's work and a timely reflection on the current economic and social crisis