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By Gary Hall

In Pirate Philosophy, Gary corridor considers no matter if the struggle opposed to the neoliberal corporatization of upper schooling in truth calls for students to rework their very own lives and exertions. Is there a manner for philosophers and theorists to behave not only for or with the antiausterity and pupil protestors -- "graduates with out a destiny" -- yet in phrases of their political struggles? Drawing on such phenomena as peer-to-peer dossier sharing and anticopyright/pro-piracy events, corridor explores how these in academia can movement past discovering new methods of thinking about the realm to discover in its place new methods of being theorists and philosophers within the world.

Hall describes the politics of on-line sharing, the battles opposed to the present highbrow estate regime, and the activities of nameless, LulzSec, Aaron Swartz, and others, and he explains artistic Commons and the open entry, open resource, and loose software program activities. yet within the center of the e-book he considers how, in terms of scholarly methods of making, acting, and sharing wisdom, philosophers and theorists can problem not only the neoliberal version of the entrepreneurial educational but in addition the normal humanist version with its obtained rules of proprietorial authorship, the booklet, originality, fixity, and the completed item. In different phrases, can students and scholars this present day develop into anything like pirate philosophers?

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44 These are ways of being and doing as theorists that are even open to the idea of granting those The Commons and Community 23 involved—as some have claimed happens in the self-organized free universities that have proliferated in recent years—permission to start in the middle without having to rehearse the telos of an argument; to start from “right here and right now” and embed issues in a variety of contexts, expanding their urgency; to bring to these arguments a host of validations, interventions, asides, and exemplifications that are not recognisable as directly related or as sustaining provable knowledge.

For reasons that will become clear (see chapter 5), I do not intend to make too much of the pirate trope in connection to either historical or contemporary pirates, at least as they are conventionally conceived and understood. But if I did want to draw an analogy The Commons and Community 19 with the desire of both to challenge hierarchies of authority, then this book could even be said to be leaderless to the extent it is not overseen by the philosophy of a master thinker (be it Marx, Deleuze, Latour, Haraway, Laruelle, or whoever else): someone whose ideas it uses to secure its authority and align it with fellow disciples who display their allegiance through the sharing of the same references and metalanguage.

Chapter 2 does so through a close reading of Lev Manovich’s quantitative cultural 18 Chapter 1 analysis in relation to the “computational turn” to data-led methods in the humanities (sometimes called big humanities); chapter 3 by focusing on Bernard Stiegler’s philosophy of technology and time in the context of the cultural and program industries of the twenty-first century; chapter 4 by engaging with Rosi Braidotti’s theory of the posthuman in respect of debates around open source, open science, and open access; chapter 5 by addressing certain phenomena associated with Internet piracy such as that of Napster, the Pirate Bay, and Aaaaarg; and chapter 6 by means of a speculative account of the future of the book in an era in which texts are generally connected to a network of other information, data, and mobile media environments.

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