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The history of philosophy conceived as the elaboration of a program for artificial general intelligence; intelligence understood as the impersonal and collective evolution of a thought that constructs itself according to a view from nowhere and nowhen.

In Intelligence and Spirit Reza Negarestani formulates the ultimate form of intelligence as a theoretical and practical tho
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Paperback, 592 pages
Published September 21st 2018 by Urbanomic
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This book was recommended to me by a friend who is a philosopher and computer scientist. At first, I was pessimistic. Both the description and the blurbs were off-putting. But now having read a good portion of this book, I’m convinced this is stepping stone for building a future philosophy. A masterwork of synthetic philosophy that does not shy away from launching devastating polemics against posthumanism (e.g. David Roden), new materialism, singularitarianism (e.g. Bostrom and Nick Land) and ol ...more
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First of all, anyone expecting this beast to be a sequel to Cyclonopedia will be totally disappointed. This is a purely philosophical work, systematically fusing analytical and continental philosophy, theoretical computer science and complexity theory, ethics of artificial intelligence (AGI) and ethics of human self-discovery (Geist). Extremely detailed and at times technical, the sheer scope of this book is almost breathtaking and intimidating. I will write a more engaged review after rereading ...more
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Reza Negarestani is an Iranian philosopher and writer, known for "pioneering the genre of 'theory-fiction' with his book" Cyclonopedia which was published in 2008. it was listed in Artforum as one of the best books of 2009. Negarestani has been a regular contributor to Collapse (journal), as well as other print and web publications such as Ctheory. On March 11, 2011, faculty from Brooklyn College ...more