The publishing house Passagen Verlag was founded in 1985 in Vienna by Peter Engelmann. The primary intention of the publisher was the translation of Jacques Derrida's work into German. Around the author Derrida, Peter Engelmann developed a program, which gathers relevant authors of all disciplines, who identified themselves with the program deconstruction ("Dekonstruktivismus") and "postmodernism" (Postmoderne). Peter Engelmann was honoured by the French State in February 2004 with the title "Commandeur dans l´ordre des Arts et des Lettres" for his work as publisher.

The Passagen Verlag, the name Passagen being an allusion to Walter Benjamin's most important text Passagenwerk, publishes besides Derrida authors such as Jean-François LyotardGianni VattimoJean BaudrillardPaul FeyerabendPeter EisenmanJacques LacanErnesto LaclauChantal MouffeSarah Kofman, Gerhard Anna Concic-Kaucic, Slavoj ŽižekEmmanuel LevinasClifford GeertzGinka SteinwachsDennis CooperWolfgang Schirmacher, etc.

 

 

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Assortimento di libri

TITLES

The Artificial Intelligence Dilemma

DEATH ALGORITHM

Genre:

Philosophy

Author:

Roberto Simanowski

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The inviolability of human dignity is at risk if artificial intelligence is to be part of the decision-making process between life and death. The only thing left is to hand over power to the algorithms right away - this is the provocative idea of media scientist Roberto Simanowski.

In Conversation with Peter Engelmann

FOR A POLITICS OF THE COMMON GOOD

Genre:

Philosophy

Author:

Alain Badiou, Peter Engelmann

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The former Maoist answers questions from the sceptical, but open-minded, anti-communist Peter Engelmann and, in allowing Badiou to tackle some commonly held prejudices on the big questions of capitalism, communism, fascism, liberalism and Islamism, it’s a format that works very well.

POLITICS AND AESTHETICS

Genre:

Philosophy

Author:

Jacques Rancière, Peter Engelmann

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Investigating new forms of emancipatory politics arising from current art practices and social movements, this short book will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary art, aesthetics, philosophy and political theory.

DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNITY

Genre:

Philosophy

Author:

Jean-Luc Nancy, Peter Engelmann

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What would democracy be if we as individuals not only want to live side by side, but want to develop a common sense of life? Based on this question, Peter Engelmann debates a possible radical democracy in this conversation with Jean-Luc Nancy.