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Post-Modern Gaming

Heidegger, Duchamp, Derrida

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Tilman Küchler

This is a substantial contribution to the contemporary theoretical discourse. It draws on the works of Heidegger, Gadamer, Lyotard, Derrida and others to show the centrality of play for an effective critique of structures of metaphysical thinking. The author argues that it is the notion of play that allows us to understand postmodernity as a project that asserts the need to continue the modern tradition with a truly critical agenda.
The Author: Tilman Küchler is an associate with the Science Policy Advisory Council (Wissenschaftsrat) in Cologne, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington. Dr. Küchler has previously published several essays on critical theory and twentieth-century German literature.