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Love and Other TechnologiesRetrofitting Eros for the Information Age$
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Dominic Pettman

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780823226689

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823226689.001.0001

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Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

(p.159) Seven Mind the Gap
Love and Other Technologies

Dominic Pettman

Fordham University Press

This chapter aims to look for grounds in order to unify “immanent isomorphism” of love, technology, and community. The author argues that the persistent compartmentalization of the scope of technology to mere apparatus impedes human beings' appreciation of the “essence” of life. Human and technological circles are not just interdependent but inter-determining such that technological revolution affects man's way of life and similarly, human actions have impacts on the advancement of technical knowledge. Also, it is contested that Agamben's whateverbeing stands out because it moves away from the conventional binaries and navigates to other theoretical assertions that would be termed as the postsubject subject. In view of this, together with Deleuze's essence and Nancy's remodelling of “being singular plural,” the necessary reinforcements to bridge the gaps between the self and the other are unveiled.

Keywords:   immanent isomorphism love, technology, community, essence, human, whateverbeing, being singular plural, self

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