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  1. _Frans de Waal____Prirodno dobri : podrijetlo ispravnog i pogrešnog kod ljudi i drugih životinja
  2. _Immanuel Wallerstein____Posle liberalizma
  3. _Immanuel Wallerstein____Kako odrpeti družbene vede
  4. _Mark Ward____Virtual Organisms : The Startling World of Artificial Life
  5. _Noah Wardrip-Fruin/Nick Montfort____The New Media Reader
  6. _McKenzie Wark____Virtual Geography: Living With Global Media Events
  7. _McKenzie Wark____Gamer Theory
  8. _McKenzie Wark____A Hacker Manifesto
  9. _Michael Warner____Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory
  10. _John Weakland/Richard Fisch/Paul Watzlawick____Na drugi način
  11. _Matt Webb/Tom Stafford____Tajne uma : 100 hakerskih trikova našeg mozga
  12. _Samuel Weber____Targets Of Opportunity: On The Militarization Of Thinking
  13. _Samuel Weber____Theatricality as Medium
  14. _Samuel Weber____Institution and Interpretation: Expanded Edition (Cultural Memory in the Present)
  15. _Samuel Weber____Benjamin’s -abilities
  16. _Elizabeth Weed/Naomi Schor____Feminism Meets Queer Theory
  17. _Jeffrey Weeks/Brian Heaphy/Catherine Donovan____Same Sex Intimacies
  18. _Peter Weibel/Timothy Druckrey____net_condition: art and global media
  19. _Harald Weinrich____Lingvistika laži
  20. _Allen Weiss/Christof Migone____Christof Migone: Sound Voice Perform
  21. _Srdjan Jovanović Weiss____Almost Architecture
  22. _Eyal Weizman____Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation
  23. _Albrecht Wellmer____Wie Worte Sinn machen
  24. _Albrecht Wellmer____Ethik und Dialog: Elemente des moralischen Urteils bei Kant und in der Diskursethik
  25. _Norbert Wiener____Kibernetika i društvo
  26. _Mark Wigley____The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt
  27. _Bernard Williams____Shame and Necessity
  28. _Bernard Williams____Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy
  29. _Linda Williams____What She Wants: Women Artists Look at Men
  30. _Sam Williams____Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman’s Crusade for Free Software
  31. _David Wills____Proteza
  32. _Stephen Wilson____Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology
  33. _Eberhard Wolff____Kritische Theorie im gesellschaftlichen Strukturwandel.
  34. _Stephen Wolfram____A New Kind of Science
  35. _Mary Wollstonecraft____Obrana ženskih prava
  36. _Krystian Woznicki____Abschalten. Paradiesproduktion, Massentourismus und Globalisierung
  37. _Elizabeth Wright____Lacan i postfeminizam
  38. _Stephen Wright/Brian Holmes/Dennis Kaspori/Willen van Weelden____Open 12: Freedom of Culture, Privatization and Regulation of Public Space
  39. _Steve Wright____Storming Heaven: Class Composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism
  40. _Matt Wuerker____Meanwhile, in Other News: A Graphic Look at Politics in the Empire of Money, Sex & Scandal

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_Frans de Waal____Prirodno dobri : podrijetlo ispravnog i pogrešnog kod ljudi i drugih životinja

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk_2001]

Sažetak: 
Je li moguće da je dobrota prirođena? Filozofi barem od Hobbesova vremena tvrde suprotno – da je ljudska priroda zvjerska, ili barem moralno neutralna, a da se vrijednosti stječu odgojem, kulturom. Zloća se suzbija prijetnjama svjetovnom i nebeskom kaznom, a bešćutnost umjetnošću, filozofijom i vjeronaukom; do mira se dolazi tek zamišljenim ugovorom među pojedincima. Ova nas knjiga želi uvjeriti da nije tako. “Životinje očito ne mogu biti ljudi; kako bi onda mogle biti čovječne? Ako vam ovo zvuči gotovo kao retoričko pitanje, postavimo se u ulogu biologa, ili bilo koga tko promatra svijet u evolucijskom smislu. Na izvjesnoj razini mora postojati kontinuitet u ponašanju ljudi i ostalih primata. Ni jedno područje, čak ni naš slavni moral, ne može se isključiti iz ove pretpostavke.” Tako piše Frans de Waal, nizozemski zoolog i etolog, vodeći svjetski stručnjak za ponašanje primata. U knjizi Prirodno dobri, de Waal se hvata u koštac s jednim od najzanimljivijih pitanja na razmeđi biologije, psihologije i društvenih znanosti: pitanjem altruizma u životinja i njegovom evolucijskom vezom s društvenošću ljudi. Prirodno dobri najveći je popularnoznanstveni bestseler ove tematike u posljednjih dvadesetak godina. Osim ove, de Waal je autor knjiga Chimpanzee Politics, Peacemaking among Primates te The Ape and the Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections of a Primatologist. Radi kao profesor psihologije i istraživač na Centru za primate Yerkes u SAD-u.
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_Immanuel Wallerstein____Posle liberalizma

[Službeni glasnik_2005]

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_Immanuel Wallerstein____Kako odrpeti družbene vede

[Založba /*cf._2000]

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_Mark Ward____Virtual Organisms : The Startling World of Artificial Life

[Thomas Dunne Books_2000]

Harmless artificial life forms are on the loose on the Internet. Computer viruses and even robots are now able to evolve like their biological counterparts. Telecommunications companies are sending small packets of software to go forth and multiply to cope with ever-increasing telephone traffic. Protein-based computers are on the agenda, and a team in Japan is building an organic brain as clever as a kitten. Welcome to the startling world of Artificial Life.

Artificial Life scientists are taking inanimate materials such as computer software and robots and making them behave just like living organisms. In the process they are discovering much about what drives evolution and just what it means to say that something is alive. Virtual Organisms traces the origins of this field from the days when it was practiced by a few maverick scientists to the present and the current boom in Alife research.

Leading technology correspondent Mark Ward presents a fascinating survey of current ideas about the origins of life and the engines of evolution. Through interviews with leading developers of Artificial Life, and through his own compelling research, Ward shows how the convergence of technology with biology has enormous implications.

In an accessible, entertaining manner, Virtual Organisms reveals an unexplored avenue in predicting the future of Artificial Life , and whether new forms of Alife may be evolving beyond their designer’s control.

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_Noah Wardrip-Fruin/Nick Montfort____The New Media Reader

[The MIT Press_2003]

This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs–many of them now almost impossible to find–that chronicle the history and form the foundation of the still-emerging field of new media. General introductions by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, along with short introductions to each of the texts, place the works in their historical context and explain their significance. The texts were originally published between World War II–when digital computing, cybernetic feedback, and early notions of hypertext and the Internet first appeared–and the emergence of the World Wide Web–when they entered the mainstream of public life.

The texts are by computer scientists, artists, architects, literary writers, interface designers, cultural critics, and individuals working across disciplines. The contributors include (chronologically) Jorge Luis Borges, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Ivan Sutherland, William S. Burroughs, Ted Nelson, Italo Calvino, Marshall McLuhan, Billy Kl?Jean Baudrillard, Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, Bill Viola, Sherry Turkle, Richard Stallman, Brenda Laurel, Langdon Winner, Robert Coover, and Tim Berners-Lee. The CD accompanying the book contains examples of early games, digital art, independent literary efforts, software created at universities, and home-computer commercial software. Also on the CD is digitized video, documenting new media programs and artwork for which no operational version exists. One example is a video record of Douglas Engelbart’s first presentation of the mouse, word processor, hyperlink, computer-supported cooperative work, video conferencing, and the dividing up of the screen we now call non-overlapping windows; another is documentation of Lynn Hershman’s Lorna, the first interactive video art installation.
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_McKenzie Wark____Virtual Geography: Living With Global Media Events

[Indiana University Press_1994]

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_McKenzie Wark____Gamer Theory

[Harvard University Press_2007]

Author Interview Podcast
McKenzie Wark speaks about his new book in a feature hosted and produced by Heron & Crane (right-click or option-click to download the 8 min., 7.5mb MP3 file).
Ever get the feeling that life’s a game with changing rules and no clear sides, one you are compelled to play yet cannot win? Welcome to gamespace. Gamespace is where and how we live today. It is everywhere and nowhere: the main chance, the best shot, the big leagues, the only game in town. In a world thus configured, McKenzie Wark contends, digital computer games are the emergent cultural form of the times. Where others argue obsessively over violence in games, Wark approaches them as a utopian version of the world in which we actually live. Playing against the machine on a game console, we enjoy the only truly level playing field–where we get ahead on our strengths or not at all.
Gamer Theory uncovers the significance of games in the gap between the near-perfection of actual games and the highly imperfect gamespace of everyday life in the rat race of free-market society. The book depicts a world becoming an inescapable series of less and less perfect games. This world gives rise to a new persona. In place of the subject or citizen stands the gamer. As all previous such personae had their breviaries and manuals, Gamer Theory seeks to offer guidance for thinking within this new character. Neither a strategy guide nor a cheat sheet for improving one’s score or skills, the book is instead a primer in thinking about a world made over as a gamespace, recast as an imperfect copy of the game.

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_McKenzie Wark____A Hacker Manifesto

[Harvard University Press_2004]

A double is haunting the world�the double of abstraction, the virtual reality of information, programming or poetry, math or music, curves or colorings upon which the fortunes of states and armies, companies and communities now depend. The bold aim of this book is to make manifest the origins, purpose, and interests of the emerging class responsible for making this new world�for producing the new concepts, new perceptions, and new sensations out of the stuff of raw data. A Hacker Manifesto deftly defines the fraught territory between the ever more strident demands by drug and media companies for protection of their patents and copyrights and the pervasive popular culture of file sharing and pirating. This vexed ground, the realm of so-called �intellectual property,� gives rise to a whole new kind of class conflict, one that pits the creators of information�the hacker class of researchers and authors, artists and biologists, chemists and musicians, philosophers and programmers�against a possessing class who would monopolize what the hacker produces. Drawing in equal measure on Guy Debord and Gilles Deleuze, A Hacker Manifesto offers a systematic restatement of Marxist thought for the age of cyberspace and globalization. In the widespread revolt against commodified information, McKenzie Wark sees a utopian promise, beyond the property form, and a new progressive class, the hacker class, who voice a shared interest in a new information commons.
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_Michael Warner____Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory

[University of Minnesota Press_1993]

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_John Weakland/Richard Fisch/Paul Watzlawick____Na drugi način

[Algoritam_2003]

Jeste li se ikada susreli s nepodnošljivo mrskim i nepravednim, a prisilnim zadatkom (kao Tom Sawyer)? Jeste li se ikada našli pred nepremostivim jazom u odnosima s bračnim drugom, ili raspomamljenim adolescentom (svojim djetetom)? Jeste li ikada pomislili da ljudi kao primarno društvena bića mogu izbjeći, ili barem pametnije rješavati probleme koji proizlaze iz života u skupini – na poslu, u obitelji, među poznanicima? Posve sigurno jeste, nema nikoga tko nije, i zato će svi s iskrenim užitkom pročitati, i to u jednome dahu, ovu sjajnu knjigu trojice američkih znanstvenika i liječnika koji su problemima koje svi tako dobro poznajemo prišli na posve nekonvencionalan a ipak pragmatičan način: ne pokušavajući doprijeti do njihovih uzroka, nego nastojeći proizvesti promjenu u načinu razmišljanja. Doslovce algoritamski način mišljenja, matematička egzaktnost i psihološka utemeljenost vjerojatno nikada nisu dobili tako duhovito prikazanu i efikasnu primjenu – koja se često na prvi pogled doima posve nerazumnom, a ipak je primjenjiva na svim poljima ljudskog života, od međunarodne politike, socijalnih pitanja neke zemlje do bračnih i roditeljskih zavrzlama; savršeno djelotvorna ondje gdje zdrav razum i uobičajena logika često moraju odustati. Prof. Paul Watzlawick rođen je u Villachu 1921. jedan je od napoznatijih psihologa dvadesetog stoljeća; radi na Mental Research Institute u Palo Altu i kao profesor na Stanfordu. Još uvijek je aktivan, a bavi se problemima komunikacije i doživljavanja stvarnosti.
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_Matt Webb/Tom Stafford____Tajne uma : 100 hakerskih trikova našeg mozga

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk_2005]

Sažetak:
Pomislite na to što se sve događa dok ovo čitate: kako vam se oči miču da bi pratile riječi, kako se odsutno češkate po ruci dok razmišljate, pomislite na sve pokrete koji vam odvlače pažnju, šumove i druge stvari koje bi vas ometale, ali ih filtrirate. Sve kao da se odvija automatski – kao čarolijom. No, u pozadini neumorno radi vaš mozak, zastrašujuće složen sustav za obradu informacija, sličniji ekosustavu nego kompjuteru.
U Tajnama uma upoznat ćete se sa svakodnevnim zadaćama svog mozga, kako biste malo bolje upoznali sebe, i na vrlo opipljiv način osjetili kako zaista funkcioniramo. Za nepovjerljive i one koji žele znati više, svaki trik upućuje na najnoviju znanstvenu literaturu.
U knjizi ćete, uz ostalo:
• Istražiti krajolike svoga mozga: uživajte u prizorima i razgledajte znamenitosti.
• Pratiti tok vidnog sustava, od pokreta oka do rekonstrukcije slike.
• Obratiti pažnju na pažnju – i vidjeti kako je koristite za filtriranje informacija još puno prije nego ih postanete svjesni.
• Razumjeti kako ono što vidite, dodirujete ili čujete, objedinjavate svojom jezičnom sposobnošću – i što se događa kad nam se osjetila posvađaju.
• Nazrijeti kako mozak vidi vaše tijelo (puno drukčije od tijela kakvo vidite u zrcalu).
• Zaključivanjem rješavati svakodnevne praktične probleme, i vidjeti gdje vas logika ostavlja kratkih rukava.
• Razumjeti kako učite, počevši od jednostavnog udešavanja, preko učinka konteksta do ubacivanja lažnih sjećanja.
• Proniknuti u naš poseban tretman drugih ljudi: što im (i kako) vidimo na licu, i kako im, u određenoj mjeri, čitamo misli.
Ova knjiga se najbolje čita surfajući Internetom – popraćena je interaktivnim Java programima, animiranim filmovima i drugim multimedijalnim sadržajima. Dodatni trikovi, novi tekstovi i aktualne vijesti čekaju vas na stranici www.mindhacks.com.

Tajne uma omogućuju vam da provjerite teorije neuroznanosti na vlastitim sivim stanicama. Ako ste se oduvijek htjeli zbližiti sa svojim mozgom a niste imali hrabrosti za kirurški zahvat u kućnoj radinosti, ovo je knjiga za vas.
The Guardian
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_Samuel Weber____Targets Of Opportunity: On The Militarization Of Thinking

[Fordham University Press_2005]

The title of this book echoes a phrase used by the Washington Post to describe the American attempt to kill Saddam Hussein at the start of the war against Iraq. Its theme is the notion of targeting (skopos) as the name of an intentional structure in which the subject tries to confirm its invulnerability by aiming to destroy a target. At the center of the first chapter is Odysseus’s killing of the suitors; the second concerns Carl Schmitt’s Roman Catholicism and Political Form; the third and fourth treat Freud’s “Thoughts for the Times on War and Death” and “The Man Moses and Monotheistic Religion.” Weber then traces the emergence of an alternative to targeting, first within military and strategic thinking itself (“Network Centered Warfare”), and then in Walter Benjamin’s readings of “Capitalism as Religion” and “Two Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin.”
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_Samuel Weber____Theatricality as Medium

[Fordham University Press_2004]

Ever since Aristotle’s Poetics, both the theory and the practice of theater have been governed by the assumption that it is a form of representation dominated by what Aristotle calls the “mythos,” or the “plot.” This conception of theater has subordinated characteristics related to the theatrical medium, such as the process and place of staging, to the demands of a unified narrative. This readable, thought-provoking, and multidisciplinary study explores theatrical writings that question this aesthetical-generic conception and seek instead to work with the medium of theatricality itself. Beginning with Plato, Samuel Weber tracks the uneasy relationships among theater, ethics, and philosophy through Aristotle, the major Greek tragedians, Shakespeare, Kierkegaard, Kafka, Freud, Benjamin, Artaud, and many others who develop alternatives to dominant narrative-aesthetic assumptions about the theatrical medium. His readings also interrogate the relation of theatricality to the introduction of electronic media. The result is to show that, far from breaking with the characteristics of live staged performance, the new media intensify ambivalences about place and identity already at work in theater since the Greeks. Praise for Samuel Weber: “What kind of questioning is primarily after something other than an answer that can be measured . . . in cognitive terms? Those interested in the links between modern philosophy nd media culture will be impressed by the unusual intellectual clarity and depth with which Weber formulates the . . . questions that constiture the true challenge to cultural studies today. . . . one of our most important cultural critics and thinkers”—MLN
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_Samuel Weber____Institution and Interpretation: Expanded Edition (Cultural Memory in the Present)

[Stanford University Press_2002]

Institution and Interpretation investigates the forces that shape and limit interpretive practices. Whereas the prevailing use of the term institutions tends to reduce their role to that of maintaining the status quo, Weber suggests that institutions are never entirely free of the need to consolidate their authority through an ambivalent process of reinstituting themselves, a process in which interpretation plays a crucial role. Interpretation thus emerges not only as an activity made possible by institutions but as an essential component of their operation.

To the book’s original nine essays—addressing such topics as professionalism in criticism, the relation between psychoanalysis and hermeneutics, and the contemporary situation of the humanities—this new edition adds six essays, one of them previously unpublished. Topics discussed include the future of the university and of the humanities, Kierkegaard’s notion of “repetition,” Josiah Royce’s conception of a “community” of interpretation, and the problematic place of reading in reader-response theory.

Reviews of the First Edition

“One of the primary proposals of Samuel Weber’s important new book is that we must look at what institutions exclude and delimit as well as what they include and enable.”

—Critical Texts

“A text of major importance and remarkable originality. For the first time, the antecedents and the complexities of the question are clearly defined and understood.”

—Paul de Man, 1983

“Institution and Interpretation recommends itself here for its rigorous appraisal of the process through which oppositions come to be instituted. . . . It provokes a rethinking of gender in all of its ‘contingent essentiality.’”

—Genders

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_Samuel Weber____Benjamin’s -abilities

[Harvard University Press_2008]

“There is no world of thought that is not a world of language,” Walter Benjamin remarked, “and one only sees in the world what is preconditioned by language.” In this book, Samuel Weber, a leading theorist on literature and media, reveals a new and productive aspect of Benjamin’s thought by focusing on a little-discussed stylistic trait in his formulation of concepts.
Weber’s focus is the critical suffix “-ability” that Benjamin so tellingly deploys in his work. The “-ability” (-barkeit, in German) of concepts and literary forms traverses the whole of Benjamin’s oeuvre, from “impartibility” and “criticizability” through the well-known formulations of “citability,” “translatability,” and, most famously, the “reproducibility” of “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility.” Nouns formed with this suffix, Weber points out, refer to a possibility or potentiality, to a capacity rather than an existing reality. This insight allows for a consistent and enlightening reading of Benjamin’s writings.
Weber first situates Benjamin’s engagement with the “-ability” of various concepts in the context of his entire corpus and in relation to the philosophical tradition, from Kant to Derrida. Subsequent chapters deepen the implications of the use of this suffix in a wide variety of contexts, including Benjamin’s Trauerspiel book, his relation to Carl Schmitt, and a reading of Wagner’s Ring. The result is an illuminating perspective on Benjamin’s thought by way of his language—and one of the most penetrating and comprehensive accounts of Benjamin’s work ever written.
(20080331)
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_Elizabeth Weed/Naomi Schor____Feminism Meets Queer Theory

[Indiana University Press_1997]

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_Jeffrey Weeks/Brian Heaphy/Catherine Donovan____Same Sex Intimacies

[Routledge_2001]

Our families are increasingly a matter of choice, and the choices are widening all the time. This is particularly true of the non-heterosexual world, where the last ten years have seen a popular acceptance of same sex partnerships and to a lesser extent of same-sex parenting. Based on extensive interviews with people in a variety of non-traditional relationships, this fascinating new book argues that these developments in the non-heterosexual world are closely linked to wider changes in the meaning of family in society at large and that each can cast light on the other. Same Sex Intimacies offers vivid accounts of the different ways non-heterosexual people have been able to create meaningful intimate relationships for themselves and highlights the role of individual agency and collective endeavour in forging these roles: as friends, partners, parents, and as members of communities.

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_Peter Weibel/Timothy Druckrey____net_condition: art and global media

[The MIT Press_2001]

The global reach of contemporary media has greatly influenced social, political, and physical space. Indeed, we are becoming inhabitants of information space. net_condition investigates the consequences of this phenomenon that is radically altering the public sphere, the private sphere, and the possibilities of creativity in the networked sphere.

In studying the movement from photography to film, video, and now online art, art historians and theorists have held that each new medium introduces characteristics and conditions that are in some respects superior to those of previous media. The net is changing not only other media, but society itself, transforming social communication, art, and politics. The contributors view the net as a universal tool that is altering the local structures–from ethics to economics–of the historical world into nonlocal structures. In a world of distributed virtual realities, shared cyberspace, multilocal net-games, and online multiuser environments, millions of users interact in virtual info-spheres. In this global information world, net.art has become a means of expressing, as well as testing, social and political utopian ideas.

net_condition is published in conjunction with an international exhibition that took place simultaneously in Germany, Austria, Spain, and Japan. It includes the work of such critical writers as Pierre Bourdieu, Manuel Castells, Claudia Gianetti, Edward S. Hermann, Armand Mattelart, and Siegfried Zielinski.

Copublished with ZKM/Center for Art and Media and with steirischer herbst.
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_Harald Weinrich____Lingvistika laži

[Algoritam_2005]

“Vaš muž je mrtav i pozdravlja Vas”, kaže Goetheov Mefisto gospođi Marti Schwerdtlein. Ta Mefisova poruka je laž. Mefisto ne zna ništa o tome je li Schwerdtlein mrtav, a ni u kojem slučaju ne prenosi nikakve njegove pozdrave. Većina je laži te vrste, u rečenicama. Nema nikakve sumnje da se rečenicama može lagati, no može li se lagati i riječima?”
A Sokrat, je li nas on, učeći nas ironiji, naučio lagati? Što o laži misle Dionizije Katon i Voltaire, a što Sv. Augustin, Brecht i Herder?
Ovo su tek neka od pitanja koja postavlja Harald Weinrich, u svojem slavnom eseju (ili, riječima žirija u “neobičnoj i briljantnoj studiji”) za koji je 1965. godine dobio prvu nagradu na natječaju “Može li jezik sakriti misli?” Njemačke akademije za jezik i književnost. Weinrich brani “istinitost jezika”, zagovara njegovu nevinost i pritom ne osporava kako postoje riječi koje su pretrpjele zlouporabu (demokracija, Lebensraum, narod, krv i tlo…), no pokazuje kako je njihova lažljivost tijesno povezana s kulturalnim i lingvističkim kontekstom, te kako se onaj tko se ne snalazi među ljudima neće snaći ni u književnosti laži.
Kao dostojan prvi odabranik nove “Facta” serije malih eseja za velike sladokusce, Lingvistika laži nam priča o lažljivim pričama,, o čitavoj književnosti kao zemlji laži i vodi nas od Krete do Dembelije – i to u blistavom prijevodu Andyja Jelčića.
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_Allen Weiss/Christof Migone____Christof Migone: Sound Voice Perform

[Errant Bodies Press_2005]

“This first monograph on sound artist Christof Migone tracks his work since the mid-80s: a weaving together of multiple media, from radio to telephone to digital objects, that has formed a stunning and highly dynamic practice, one that combines an acute sonic sensibility with performative usages of the body, video, and voice.”
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_Srdjan Jovanović Weiss____Almost Architecture

[Akademie Schloss Solitude_2006]

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_Eyal Weizman____Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation

[Verso_2007]

A groundbreaking exposé of Israel’s terrifying reconceptualization of geopolitics in the Occupied Territories and beyond.

Hollow Land is a groundbreaking exploration of the political space created by Israel’s colonial occupation. In this journey from the deep subterranean spaces of the West Bank and Gaza to their militarized airspace, Weizman unravels Israel’s mechanisms of control and its transformation of the Occupied Territories into a theoretically constructed artifice, in which natural and built features function as the weapons and ammunition with which the conflict is waged. Weizman traces the development of these ideas, from the influence of archaeology on urban planning, Ariel Sharon’s reconceptualization of military defense during the 1973 war, through the planning and architecture of the settlements, to contemporary Israeli discourse and practice of urban warfare. In exploring Israel’s methods to transform the landscape itself into a tool of total domination and control, Hollow Land lays bare the political system at the heart of this complex and terrifying project of late-modern colonial occupation.
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_Albrecht Wellmer____Wie Worte Sinn machen

[Suhrkamp_2007]

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_Albrecht Wellmer____Ethik und Dialog: Elemente des moralischen Urteils bei Kant und in der Diskursethik

[Suhrkamp_1986]

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_Norbert Wiener____Kibernetika i društvo

[Nolit_1964]

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_Mark Wigley____The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt

[The MIT Press_1995]

Nowhere, Mark Wigley asserts, are the stakes higher for deconstruction than in architecture — architecture is the Achilles’ heel of deconstructive discourse, the point of vulnerability upon which all of its arguments depend.

By locating the architecture already hidden within deconstructive discourse, Wigley opens up more radical possibilities for both architecture and deconstruction. He tracks the tacit argument about architecture embedded within Jacques Derrida’s discourse, a curious line of argument that passes through each of the philosopher’s texts, provocatively turning Derrida’s reading strategy back on his texts to expose the architectural dimension of their central notions like law, economy, writing, place, domestication, translation, spacing, laughter, and dance.
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_Bernard Williams____Shame and Necessity

[University of California Press_1994]

We tend to suppose that the ancient Greeks had primitive ideas of the self, of responsibility, freedom, and shame, and that now humanity has advanced from these to a more refined moral consciousness. Bernard Williams’s original and radical book questions this picture of Western history. While we are in many ways different from the Greeks, Williams claims that the differences are not to be traced to a shift in these basic conceptions of ethical life. We are more like the ancients than we are prepared to acknowledge, and only when this is understood can we properly grasp our most important differences from them, such as our rejection of slavery.
The author is a philosopher, but much of his book is directed to writers such as Homer and the tragedians, whom he discusses as poets and not just as materials for philosophy. At the center of his study is the question of how we can understand Greek tragedy at all, when its world is so far from ours.
Williams explains how it is that when the ancients speak, they do not merely tell us about themselves, but about ourselves. Shame and Necessity gives a new account of our relations to the Greeks, and helps us to see what ethical ideas we need in order to live in the modern world.
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_Bernard Williams____Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy

[Princeton University Press_2004]

What does it mean to be truthful? What role does truth play in our lives? What do we lose if we reject truthfulness? No philosopher is better suited to answer these questions than Bernard Williams. Writing with his characteristic combination of passion and elegant simplicity, he explores the value of truth and finds it to be both less and more than we might imagine.
Modern culture exhibits two attitudes toward truth: suspicion of being deceived (no one wants to be fooled) and skepticism that objective truth exists at all (no one wants to be naive). This tension between a demand for truthfulness and the doubt that there is any truth to be found is not an abstract paradox. It has political consequences and signals a danger that our intellectual activities, particularly in the humanities, may tear themselves to pieces.
Williams’s approach, in the tradition of Nietzsche’s genealogy, blends philosophy, history, and a fictional account of how the human concern with truth might have arisen. Without denying that we should worry about the contingency of much that we take for granted, he defends truth as an intellectual objective and a cultural value. He identifies two basic virtues of truth, Accuracy and Sincerity, the first of which aims at finding out the truth and the second at telling it. He describes different psychological and social forms that these virtues have taken and asks what ideas can make best sense of them today.
Truth and Truthfulness presents a powerful challenge to the fashionable belief that truth has no value, but equally to the traditional faith that its value guarantees itself. Bernard Williams shows us that when we lose a sense of the value of truth, we lose a lot both politically and personally, and may well lose everything.

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_Linda Williams____What She Wants: Women Artists Look at Men

[Verso Books_1994]

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_Sam Williams____Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman’s Crusade for Free Software

[O'Reilly Media, Inc._2002]

Free as in Freedom interweaves biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement. It examines Stallman’s unique personality and how that personality has been at turns a driving force and a drawback in terms of the movement’s overall success. Free as in Freedom examines one man’s 20-year attempt to codify and communicate the ethics of 1970s era “hacking” culture in such a way that later generations might easily share and build upon the knowledge of their computing forebears. The book documents Stallman’s personal evolution from teenage misfit to prescient adult hacker to political leader and examines how that evolution has shaped the free software movement. Like Alan Greenspan in the financial sector, Richard Stallman has assumed the role of tribal elder within the hacking community, a community that bills itself as anarchic and averse to central leadership or authority. How did this paradox come about? Free as in Freedom provides an answer. It also looks at how the latest twists and turns in the software marketplace have diminished Stallman’s leadership role in some areas while augmenting it in others. Finally, Free as in Freedom examines both Stallman and the free software movement from historical viewpoint. Will future generations see Stallman as a genius or crackpot? The answer to that question depends partly on which side of the free software debate the reader currently stands and partly upon the reader’s own outlook for the future. 100 years from now, when terms such as “computer,” “operating system” and perhaps even “software” itself seem hopelessly quaint, will Richard Stallman’s particular vision of freedom still resonate, or will it have taken its place alongside other utopian concepts on the ‘ash-heap of history?’
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_David Wills____Proteza

[Beogradski krug_2001]

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_Stephen Wilson____Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology

[The MIT Press_2001]

If art is our most reliable oracle, then the future looks cool, digital, and expensive. Stephen Wilson’s massive Information Arts compiles notes on and samples of the work of over 200 artists, organized loosely by scientific discipline. Artists drawing inspiration from cell cultures, GPS, robots, surveillance databases, and other technological muses receive a page or two of commentary, often including their own statements and critical reviews.
The image selection is only adequate and often puzzling–why show a photograph of an installation meant to be experienced in total darkness, for example? Still, as a reference and resource guide, Information Arts is without parallel, especially for the largest section, covering computer-related or -aided artworks. Deep research, engaging prose, and copious listings of further information make it essential for exploring the avant. –Rob Lightner

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_Eberhard Wolff____Kritische Theorie im gesellschaftlichen Strukturwandel.

[Suhrkamp Verlag KG_2004]

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_Stephen Wolfram____A New Kind of Science

[Wolfram Media_2002]

Physics and computer science genius Stephen Wolfram, whose Mathematica computer language launched a multimillion-dollar company, now sets his sights on a more daunting goal: understanding the universe. Wolfram lets the world see his work in A New Kind of Science, a gorgeous, 1,280-page tome more than a decade in the making. With patience, insight, and self-confidence to spare, Wolfram outlines a fundamental new way of modeling complex systems.
On the frontier of complexity science since he was a boy, Wolfram is a champion of cellular automata–256 “programs” governed by simple nonmathematical rules. He points out that even the most complex equations fail to accurately model biological systems, but the simplest cellular automata can produce results straight out of nature–tree branches, stream eddies, and leopard spots, for instance. The graphics in A New Kind of Science show striking resemblance to the patterns we see in nature every day.
Wolfram wrote the book in a distinct style meant to make it easy to read, even for nontechies; a basic familiarity with logic is helpful but not essential. Readers will find themselves swept away by the elegant simplicity of Wolfram’s ideas and the accidental artistry of the cellular automaton models. Whether or not Wolfram’s revolution ultimately gives us the keys to the universe, his new science is absolutely awe-inspiring. –Therese Littleton

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_Mary Wollstonecraft____Obrana ženskih prava

[Ženska infoteka_1999]

Mary Wollstonecraft spada među one izuzetne žene kojima pripada naslov rodonačelnica feminizma, a tekst iz 1791. godine, Obrana ženskih prava, klasično je djelo kako feminističke tako i liberalne misli. Nadahnuta idejama o jednakosti sviju ljudi koje odašilje Francuska revolucija M. Wollstonecraft odlazi korak dalje, te pretpostavlja da su jednaki ne samo muškarci, već, u to doba nezamislivo, i žene. Štoviše za nejednakost žena i njihovu nesumnjivu slabost odbija, kako je običaj, optužiti prirodu, biologiju ili Boga koji ih je takvima stvorio, već krivi društvo, odgoj i obrazovanje koje od prirodno nadarenih stvorenja stvara ovisne, slabe i nesposobne jedinke. I zato, za dobrobit žena, kao i za dobrobit društva uopće predlaže novo obrazovanje za žene, koje će, osnaživši i promijenivši žene, promijeniti i društvo. Upravo je ta posredna kritika društva, njegova licemjerja i grabeži, ono što ju je, čak i više negoli radikalna zamisao o ženskoj jednakosti, ozloglasilo, a njezine tekstove učinilo gotovo nedostupnima. Iako preko dvije stotine godina stara, Obrana ženskih prava u mnogome će se i danas činiti poticajnom i provokativnom.
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_Krystian Woznicki____Abschalten. Paradiesproduktion, Massentourismus und Globalisierung

[Kulturverlag Kadmos_2008]

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_Elizabeth Wright____Lacan i postfeminizam

[Naklada Jesenski i Turk_2001]

Sažetak:

Poučni esej Elizabeth Wright pokušava otkriti što je zajedničko Jacquesu Lacanu (1901-81), ključnoj ličnosti postmoderne psihoanalize, i postfeminizmu, a kao odgovor nameće se pitanje identiteta. Lacan je bio protiv svođenja identiteta na biološki determinizam, smatrajući razmjenu nužnim elementom identiteta, a sada treba vidjeti kako feminizam može pravilno iskoristiti afirmativan ili pozitivan identitet.

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_Stephen Wright/Brian Holmes/Dennis Kaspori/Willen van Weelden____Open 12: Freedom of Culture, Privatization and Regulation of Public Space

[NAi Publishers_2007]

The contemporary public domain, the “free” space where culture is produced and exchanged, is under pressure. The exchange and distribution of cultural products (“content” in the form of music, image or text) is easier in digital society, but increasingly hemmed in by corresponding moves towards greater regulation and control, new copyright laws and intellectual property policy. Instead of enjoying a “free culture,” we are watching the emergence of what Lawrence Lessig calls “a permission culture.” Simultaneously, as an aspect of broader privatization and regulation processes, private entities are appropriating more and more of public culture, and deciding what is made available or publicly accessible. This issue of the Dutch architectural journal, Open, investigates the root causes of these developments, how they interrelate and what the implications are for the “free” production and practice of culture, as well as for the internal dynamics and balance of power in the public domain.
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_Steve Wright____Storming Heaven: Class Composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism

[Pluto Press_2002]

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_Matt Wuerker____Meanwhile, in Other News: A Graphic Look at Politics in the Empire of Money, Sex & Scandal

[Common Courage Press_1998]

Cartoons. “There has to be more than one Matt Wuerker. Only six or more Wuerkers could produce all the work this man has allegedly done. A brilliant artist and superb satirist”–Paul Conrad, cartoonist, The Los Angeles Times. Jim Hightower writes in his introduction, “In my opinion, the last, great journalists in America are those dedicated few whose work is in the noble tradition of our country’s revolutionary pamphleteers: ink-stained champions of the cartoonists craft. And none is better at this craft than… Matt Wuerker.” MEANWHILE, IN OTHER NEWS is hilarious, biting, and intelligent, “a brilliant work of political art”–Howard Zinn.