The Outdatedness of Human Beings

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The Outdatedness of Human Beings (German: Die Antiquiertheit des Menschen) is a two-volume work by philosopher and journalist Günther Anders. It was first published by C.H. Beck in Munich in 1956. The work has seen several editions in German but has not been translated into English.


  • Daniel Morat, "Timeliness of Guenther Anders' Obsoleteness, Anthropology in the Industrial Age." Institute of Contemporary History, Georg-August Universitaet Goettingen.[1]
  • "Guenther Anders' media critique and attention disorder". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.[2]
  • Radio program "Buch-Tipps". Guenther Anders. Schweizer Rundfunk und Fernsehen.[3]
  • Roland Merk, writer. Guenther Anders.[4]
  • Christian Dries, philosopher University of Freiburg. "From The Outdatedness of Human Beings to and Ethics of Contingency, Guenther Anders as a Thinker of the Present." Symposium. Waldhof Akademie ruer Weiterbildung.[5]
  • Frank Hartmann, lecture University of Vienna. "Outdatedness of Human Beings. Philosophy of Technology and Media Critique" [6]


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