A critique of Theodore Kaczynski from an excentric point of view.
Helmuth Plessner’s notion of excentric positionality and the three anthropological laws derived from it, help us to understand the anti-technological terrorism conducted by Theodore Kaczynski, by showing that most anxieties on which Kaczynski bases his ideology are not negative consequences of modern technology, but tensions that are consequential to human existence. Although Kaczynski confuses the main purpose of technology to be survival, he raises valid concerns about its negative consequences, like alienation. It may be concluded that the violence that Kaczynski committed in the name of his ideology is a result of blind and singular faith in an anti-technological utopia.
R. Lagarde. (2019, June 25). A critique of Theodore Kaczynski from an excentric point of view.. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/47761