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Summa Technologiae - Electronic Mediations (Hardcover) (Hardback)
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Summa Technologiae - Electronic Mediations (Hardcover) (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 01/03/2013
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The Polish writer Stanislaw Lem is best known to English-speaking readers as the author of the 1961 science fiction novel Solaris, adapted into a meditative film by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade in 2002 by Steven Soderbergh. In Summa Technologiae - his major work of nonfiction, first published in 1964 and now available in English for the first time - Lem produced an engaging and caustically logical philosophical treatise about human and nonhuman life in its past, present, and future forms.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816675760
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 735 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm


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"At the end of the thirteenth century, Thomas Aquinas wrote the "Summa Theologiae," an ambitious compendium of all orthodox philosophical and theological knowledge about the world. Seven hundred years later, science fiction author Stanislaw Lem writes his "Summa Technologiae," an equally ambitious but unorthodox investigation into the perplexities and enigmas of humanity and its relationship to an equally enigmatic world in which it finds itself embedded. In this work Lem shows us science fiction as a method of inquiry, one that renders the future as tenuous as the past, with a wavering, phantomatic present always at hand." Eugene Thacker, author of "After Life""


"At the end of the thirteenth century, Thomas Aquinas wrote the Summa Theologiae, an ambitious compendium of all orthodox philosophical and theological knowledge about the world. Seven hundred years later, science fiction author Stanislaw Lem writes his Summa Technologiae, an equally ambitious but unorthodox investigation into the perplexities and enigmas of humanity and its relationship to an equally enigmatic world in which it finds itself embedded. In this work Lem shows us science fiction as a method of inquiry, one that renders the future as tenuous as the past, with a wavering, 'phantomatic' present always at hand." --Eugene Thacker, author of After Life

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