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For twenty years, Avital Ronell has stood at the forefront of the confrontation between literary study and European philosophy. She has tirelessly investigated the impact of technology on thinking and writing, with groundbreaking work on Heidegger, dependency and drug rhetoric, intelligence and artificial intelligence, and the obsession with testing. Admired for her insigh ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published December 17th 2007 by University of Illinois Press (first published 2007)
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Oct 28, 2009 Lura rated it really liked it
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definitely a lot of deconstructionist & heideggerian metaphysics mumbo jumbo, but a nice read, and at times very insightful and enlightening. certainly puts a contemporary perspective into heidegger's technology analysis [ among many other things:]....
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moments of charm and wit among mystifications and deconstructive mumbo jumbo
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Avital Ronell is Professor of German, comparative literature, and English at New York University, where she directs the Research in Trauma and Violence project, and has also written as a literary critic, a feminist, and philosopher.

Ronell to Israeli diplomats and was a performance artist before entering academia.

She gained a B.A. from Middlebury College and studied with Jacob Taubes at the Hermen
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