Is there a Political Unconscious in Technology?

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political unconscious
technology
philosophy

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Schröter, J. (2022). Is there a Political Unconscious in Technology?. Revista Guillermo De Ockham, 20(2). https://doi.org/10.21500/22563202.5849

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The question about whether there is a political unconscious can be understood in two ways. First, it could refer to whether our unconscious (in the Freudian or Lacanian sense) is political. Secondly, the question could mean: are there political (social, economic...) structures, institutions, and processes that are unconscious, in the sense that we do not perceive them “normally” (whatever that means exactly) nor reflect on them? I want to focus on this second meaning and, above all, discuss the question of whether "technology is society made durable" (Latour). In other words: is technology a manifestation of the political unconscious?

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