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Pirate PhilosophyFor a Digital Posthumanities$
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Gary Hall

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034401

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034401.001.0001

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The Posthuman

The Posthuman

What Are the Digital Posthumanities?

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(p.85) 4 The Posthuman
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Pirate Philosophy
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Gary Hall

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034401.003.0004

What forms might critical theory take when the focus is not only on what a theorist writes, but also on the theory he or she acts out and performs? Chapter 4 addresses this question by means of a rigorous “piratical” reading of RosiBraidotti’s The Posthuman. Since the focus of this chapter is on how theorists act, it also explains the philosophy Hall is endeavoring to perform in some of the projects and actions he is involved with. Chapter 4 looks at two such projects in particular. The first is Open Humanities Press (OHP), a non-profit open access publisher Hall co-founded in 2006. The project covered in most detail however is a series of books Hall co-edits as part of OHP called Living Books About Life.

Keywords:   Posthuman, Postindividualistic, Postmonograph, New Materialism, Performative Materialism, Media Archaeology

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