Translators' note General introduction Part I. The Invention of the Human: Introduction: 1. Theories of technical evolution 2. Technology and anthropology 3. Who? What? The invention of the human Part II. The Fault of Epimetheus: Introduction: 1. Prometheus's liver 2. Already there 3. The disengagement of the what Notes Bibliography.
Bernard Stiegler is Head of the Department of Cultural Development at the Pompidou Center in Paris and co-founder of the political group Ars Industrialis. In the last five years alone, he has authored seventeen books.
"Disorientation, a most important piece of scholarly work, continues and adds to the development of the arguments set forth in the preceding volume of Technics and Time, putting a whole new set of clarifications into place. It will interest philosophers in general and should become required reading for anyone interested in cognitive science." - Rodolphe Gasche "Bernard Stiegler's ambition for Technics and Time 2: Disorientation is exhilaratingly immodest: he promises to offer nothing less than a history of temporality, from prehistoric man to the present day ... Stiegler makes a convincing case for the vital importance of the politics of memory in the 21st century." - Julian Brigstocke, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space