By the Late John Brockman

by John Brockman

On Sale: 09/16/2014

By the Late John Brockman

by John Brockman

On Sale: 09/16/2014

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About the Book

A radical, experimental work that challenges the boundaries of poetry, philosophy, and science. First published in 1969, this new and expanded edition of John Brockman’s first book, By The Late John Brockman, also includes the full text of 37 (1971), and Afterwords (1973).

This edition features a new foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of the Serpentine Gallery and author of Ways of Curating.

Critical Praise

“The most important book since Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.” — Alan Watts, author of The Way of Zen

“A singular volume. ... The book, published in 1969, emerged from the swirling intellectual milieu of Marshall McLuhan, John Cage, and cyberneticist Heinz von Foerster.” — Wired

“Thoroughly inspiring. ... Part of a great lineage of experimental volumes that invent new formats.” — from the foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, author of Ways of Curating

By the Late John Brockman deserves to be read and experienced as few books do in these times of informational overload.” — San Francisco Review of Books (cover story)

“My debt to John Brockman is great: he taught me the essential non-existence of the screen of words.” — John C. Lilly, author of The Human Biocomputer

“Brockman takes the mystery of language and puts it right back into its own mystery. ... A remarkable achievement.” — Heinz von Foerster, author of Understanding Understanding: Essays on Cybernetics and Cognition

“A terrifying book.” — Vogue

“Only once in a great while is a new book issued that is so much a harbinger of a new age of consciousness that its very publishers have not the least conception of what they have unwittingly wrought upon the world.” — The East Village Other

“A small masterpiece. ... Prophetic.” — Der Spiegel

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062326782
  • ISBN 10: 0062326783
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 09/16/2014
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : PHILOSOPHY / General
  • BISAC2 : PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Humanism
  • BISAC3 : PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  • BISAC4 : PHILOSOPHY / Language
  • BISAC5 : PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics

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