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xvi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
What is time? This is one of the most fundamental questions we can ask. Emily Thomas explores how a new theory of time emerged in the seventeenth century. The 'absolute' theory of time held that it is independent of material bodies or human minds, so even if nothing else existed (with the possible exception of God) there would be time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198807933 20180604
Green Library
246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • From action and contemplation to stress and relaxation
  • The action bias and the human condition
  • Science and humanities
  • Work and leisure
  • Public and private
  • A life of meaning in a market world
  • Conclusion: the university and the world.
"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone, " Blaise Pascal wrote in 1654. But then there's Walt Whitman, in 1856: "Whoever you are, come forth! Or man or woman come forth! / You must not stay sleeping and dallying there in the house." It is truly an ancient debate: Is it better to be active or contemplative? To do or to think? To make an impact, or to understand the world more deeply? Aristotle argued for contemplation as the highest state of human flourishing. But it was through action that his student Alexander the Great conquered the known world. Which should we aim at? Centuries later, this argument underlies a surprising number of the questions we face in contemporary life. Should students study the humanities, or train for a job? Should adults work for money or for meaning? And in tumultuous times, should any of us sit on the sidelines, pondering great books, or throw ourselves into protests and petition drives? With Action vs. Contemplation, Jennifer Summit and Blakey Vermeule address the question in a refreshingly unexpected way: by refusing to take sides. Rather, they argue for a rethinking of the very opposition. The active and the contemplative can--and should--be vibrantly alive in each of us, fused rather than sundered. Writing in a personable, accessible style, Summit and Vermeule guide readers through the long history of this debate from Plato to Pixar, drawing compelling connections to the questions and problems of today. Rather than playing one against the other, they argue, we can discover how the two can nourish, invigorate, and give meaning to each other, as they have for the many writers, artists, and thinkers, past and present, whose examples give the book its rich, lively texture of interplay and reference. A This is not a self-help book. It won't give you instructions on how to live your life. Instead, it will do something better: it will remind you of the richness of a life that embraces action and contemplation, company and solitude, living in the moment and planning for the future. Which is better? Readers of this book will discover the answer: both.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226032238 20180416
Green Library
xvi, 295 pages ; 24 cm
  • Part I Chapter 1: Integrity and Mutuality: Structure of the Fully Human Chapter 2: The Six Characteristics: The Fully Human as Mosaic Chapter 3: Care and Justice: The Fully Human in Action Chapter 4: Violence and Peace: Dialectic of the Fully Human Part II Chapter 5: Education and the Fully Human Chapter 6: Psychotherapy and the Fully Human Chapter 7: Spirituality and the Fully Human Conclusion: The Human Going Forward Appendix.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498574761 20180611
In Adulthood, Morality, and the Fully Human, John J. Shea describes an adult, moral, and fully human self in terms of integrity and mutuality. Those who are fully human are caring and just. Violence is the absence of care and justice. Peace-the pinnacle of human development-is their embodiment. Integrity and mutuality together beget care and justice and care and justice together beget peace. Shea shows the practical importance of the fully human self for education, psychotherapy, and spirituality. This book is especially recommended for scholars and those in helping professions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498574761 20180611
Green Library
xii, 191 pages ; 23 cm
  • 1. The Return Enhanced 2. Invitation to the Dance 3. Days for Dancing 4. The Last Waltz 5. The Aesthetic Experience of Dying.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138635241 20171201
Structured around a personal account of the illness and death of the author's partner, Jane, this book explores how something hard to bear became a threshold to a world of insight and discovery. Drawing on German Idealism and Jane's own research in the area, The Aesthetic Experience of Dying looks at the notion of life as a binary synthesis, or a return enhanced, as a way of coming to understand death. Binary synthesis describes the interplay between dynamically opposing pairs of concepts - such as life and death - resulting in an enhanced version of one of them to move forward in a new cycle of the process. Yet what relevance does this elegant word game have to the shocking diagnosis of serious illness? Struggling to balance reason with sense, thought with feeling, this book examines the experience of caring for someone from diagnosis to death and is illustrated with examples of the return enhanced. The concluding chapter outlines how the tension of Jane's dying has been resolved as the rhythmic patterns of the lifeworld have been understood through the process of reflecting on the experience. This creative and insightful book will appeal to those interested in the medical humanities. It will also be an important reference for practising and student health professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138635241 20171201
Green Library
xxxv, 232 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Descartes' fundamental mind-body problem: the question of sex
  • A thing not-yet human: Bonnet's problem of the egg
  • "All races will be extinguished... only not that of the whites": a mind-body problem in the Kantian tradition.
Green Library
498 pages ; 20 cm
  • Introduction : Crise et critique de la philosophie : la philosophie de la crise comme philosophie critique -- Situation critique -- Hégémonie de la science et agonie de la religion -- Réalisation de la philosophie -- Obsolescence de la philosophie -- De la métaphysique à l'archéologie : destruction de la hiérarchie -- Underground -- Crise de la physique et révolution technologique -- La crise des sciences européennes et la physique quantique -- Obsolescence de l'épistémologie moderne... -- Physique quantique et métaphysique -- Archéologie de la crise des sciences européennes -- Métaphysique quantique et phénoménotechnique transcendantale -- Monde et communauté -- La communauté cybernétique -- Cybernétique et technocratie -- Informatique et automatisation -- Maniement, manipulation, émancipation, commandement -- La métaphysique du Réseau -- Mégadonnées : la totalité spectaculaire -- Métadonnées : la métastructure logicielle -- Métaphysique et schizophrénie -- Cybernétique et schizophrénie -- Schizogenèse de la métaphysique -- Cybernétique et management -- Déniaisement de la philosophie -- Du donné à sa production : le dépassement de la naïveté -- Du sujet à la société : le dépassement de la niaiserie -- Niaiserie, schizophrénie et idéologie -- Archéologie du Capital -- Politique et philosophie -- Travail et Propriété -- Esclavage et démocratie -- Spectacle et monnaie -- Abstraction et fétichisme -- Commutations de la communauté -- Capitalisme et métaphysique -- Le communisme comme position ontologique et principe phénoménologique -- Le capitalisme comme logique spéculative -- Impératif révolutionnaire et péril totalitaire -- La communauté entre la vie et la mort -- De l'archéologie à la cryptologie : la communauté anarchique -- La vie mouvante en soi de ce qui est mort -- Conclusion : Seuil de criticité.
"Notre époque est celle d'une phase critique atteinte par l'humanité dans son histoire, emportée dans un vaste mouvement de virtualisation et de numérisation par lequel la totalité du réel est réduite à une idéalité formelle. Ce processus d'abstraction totale se manifeste autant dans la physique quantique que dans l'informatique et le capitalisme : or le trait commun à la science formalisée, à la technique informatisée et à l'économie financiarisée réside dans l'automatisation des processus. Cette logique d'autonomi-sation d'une objectivité abstraite émancipée des sujets concrets fonde notre époque, et laisse pressentir l'approche d'un seuil de criticité, au sens que l'expression a dans l'ingénierie nucléaire : effet de seuil où les processus en cours deviennent hors de contrôle et font ainsi accéder la matière à un autre état. Ainsi, de même qu'à un certain seuil de complexité la vie a surgi de la matière, puis l'humain de l'animal, notre époque serait celle où le machinique surgirait de l'humain, et où apparaîtrait le successeur d'Homo sapiens : mutation considérable, peut-être impensable, à laquelle doit pourtant se confronter la pensée, pour découvrir que le sort de l'humanité se joue aujourd'hui dans le rapport entre capitalisme et technologie."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
206 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 287 pages ; 22 cm
Aspiration by Agnes Callard locates standing assumptions in the theory of rationality, moral psychology and autonomy that preclude the possibility of working to acquire new values. The book also explains what changes need to be made if we are to make room for this form of agency, which I call aspiration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190639488 20180514
Green Library
ix, 369 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Green Library
446 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Le Même contre l'Autre (tout contre) -- Petits arrangements avec l'inséparation -- La fabrique utilitaire de l'Autre (ou la séparation imaginaire) -- L'Autre, cet obturateur d'inséparation -- Figures de l'Autre, occurrences de la séparation -- Le carré VIP : l'Autre dans l'Autre -- Le bouc émissaire : l'Autre comme solution -- La Schtroumpfette: le sexe comme Autre -- La perche à selfie: l'Autre comme extension de soi -- Deux en un: l'Un redoublé ou l'Autre intégré -- Le terroriste: l'Autre éruptif -- La pastèque sans pépins : l'Autre sans même -- La dermo-politique: l'Autre étanchéifié -- L'inséparation en trompe-l'oeil : l'hyperconvivialité -- L'Autre existe-t-il? -- L'Autre et sa disparition -- L'entité culturelle conçue pour s'autodétruire -- Le festin autophagique -- Altéricide versus génocide -- De quoi l'homme sans Autre est-il sans ? -- On ne saurait manquer (que) de l'Autre -- Logique du sujet: désirer le manque, révérer l'aliénation -- Le manque du manque manque-t-il? -- Persécution de l'Autre -- L'Autre amoral.
"L'Autre on a l'impression que l'on sait ce que c'est, mais en fait on ne le sait pas. C'est l'un des concepts les plus communément utilisés, et pourtant l'un des plus méconnus. On l'utilise de façon automatique, comme s'il était évident, comme si c'était un universel, alors que c'est une construction culturelle. Ce livre tente enfin de comprendre l'Autre."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
viii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: understanding the bodily self
  • Nonconceptual self-consciousness and cognitive science
  • Ecological perception and the notion of a nonconceptual point of view
  • The sources of self-consciousness
  • The elusiveness thesis, immunity to error through misidentification, and privileged access
  • The phenomenology of bodily awareness
  • Bodily awareness and self-consciousness
  • Bodily ownership, bodily awareness, and knowledge without observation
  • Ownership and the space of the body
  • Bodily ownership, psychological ownership, and psychopathology
  • The bodily self, commonsense psychology, and the springs of action
  • Afterword: looking ahead.
Essays on the role of the body in self-consciousness, showing that full-fledged, linguistic self-consciousness is built on a rich foundation of primitive, nonconceptual self-consciousness. These essays explore how the rich and sophisticated forms of self-consciousness with which we are most familiar-as philosophers, psychologists, and as ordinary, reflective individuals-depend on a complex underpinning that has been largely invisible to students of the self and self-consciousness. Jose Luis Bermudez, extending the insights of his groundbreaking 1998 book, The Paradox of Self-Consciousness, argues that full-fledged, linguistic self-consciousness is built on a rich foundation of primitive, nonconceptual self-consciousness, and that these more primitive forms of self-consciousness persist in ways that frame self-conscious thought. They extend throughout the animal kingdom, and some are present in newborn human infants. Bermudez makes the case that these primitive forms of self-awareness can indeed be described as forms of self-consciousness, arguing that they share certain structural and epistemological features with full-fledged, linguistic self-consciousness. He offers accounts of certain important classes of states of nonconceptual content, including the self-specifying dimension of visual perception and the content of bodily awareness, considering how they represent the self. And he explores the general role of nonconceptual self-consciousness in our cognitive and affective lives, examining in several essays the relation between nonconceptual awareness of our bodies and what has been called our "sense of ownership" for our own bodies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262037501 20180423
Green Library
xiii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Borders / Debordering: Topologies, Praxes, Hospitableness engages from interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives some of the most important issues of the present, which lay at the intersection of physical, epistemological, spiritual, and existential borders. The book addresses a variety of topics connected with the role of the body at the threshold between subjective identities and intersubjective spaces that are drawn in ontology, epistemology and ethics, as well as with borders inscribed in intersubjective, social, and political spaces (such as gender/sexuality/race, human/animal/nature/technology divisions). The book is divided in three sections, covering various phenomena of borders and their possible debordering. The first section offers insights into bordering topologies, from reflections on the U.S. border to the development of the concept of the "border" in ancient China. The second section is dedicated to practices as well as intellectual ontologies with practical implications bound up with borders in different cultural and social spheres - from Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka and Myanmar to contemporary photography with its implications for political systems and reflections on human/animal border. The third section covers reflections on hospitality that relate to migration issues, emerging material ethics, and aerial hospitableness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498571302 20180611
Green Library
218 pages ; 21 cm.
  • First series: exposition
  • Second series: media
  • Third series: publication
  • Fourth series: controversy
  • Fifth series: institutions
  • Sixth series: archaeology.
Green Library
x, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Kenneth Dorter's Can Different Cultures Think the Same Thoughts? is a study of fundamental issues in metaphysics and ethics across major philosophical traditions of the world, including the way in which metaphysics can be a foundation for ethics, as well as the importance of metaphysics on its own terms. Dorter examines such questions through a detailed comparison of selected major thinkers and classic works in three global philosophical traditions, those of India, China, and the West. In each chapter Dorter juxtaposes and compares two or more philosophers or classic works from different traditions, from Spinoza and Shankara, to Confucius and Plato, to Marcus Aurelius and the Bhagavad Gita. In doing so he explores different perspectives and reveals limitations and assumptions that might otherwise be obscure. The goal of Dorter's cross-cultural approach is to consider how far works from different cultures can be understood as holding comparable philosophical views. Although Dorter reveals commonalities across the different traditions, he makes no claim that there is such a thing as a universal philosophy. Clearly there are fundamental disagreements among the philosophers and works studied. Yet in each of the case studies of a particular chapter, we can discover a shared, or at least analogous, way of looking at issues across different cultures. All those interested in metaphysics, ethics, Indian philosophy, Chinese philosophy, and comparative philosophy will find much of interest in this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780268103538 20180530
Green Library
x, 157 pages ;
  • Preface 1 Socratic Therapy as Taking Care of the Self and Others â Vladislav Suvak 2 The Care of the Self and Diogenes' Ascetic Practices â Livia Flachbartova 3 The Care of the Self and Its Phenomenological Constitution: Henri Maldiney â Pavol Sucharek Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004357075 20180122
The studies included in the Care of the Self: Ancient Problematizations of Life and Contemporary Thought focus on different manifestations of "taking care of the self" present in ancient and contemporary thought. Each of these studies approaches the issue of taking care of the self from a different perspective: Part I by Vladislav Suvak focuses on Socrates' therapeutic education; Part II by Livia Flachbartova centres on Diogenes' ascetic practices; and Part III by Pavol Sucharek concentrates on Henri Maldiney's existential phenomenology. Taking care of the self (epimeleia heautou) is not just one of a great many topics associated with ancient ethics. Echoing Michel Foucault, we could say that the care of the self applies to all problematizations of life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004357075 20180122
Green Library
250 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Knowledge-How: A Brief Historical Overview 2. The Case of Intellectualism 3. Knowledge-How and Epistemic Luck 4. Knowledge-How and Cognitive Achievement 5. Knowledge-How and Testimony 6. Knowledge-How and Knowledge of Language 7. Knowledge-How: Normativity and Epistemic Value 8. Knowledge-How: Future Directions Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472507105 20180604
We know facts, but we also know how to do things. To know a fact is to know that a proposition is true. But does knowing how to ride a bike amount to knowledge of propositions? This is a challenging question and one that deeply divides the contemporary landscape. A Critical Introduction to Knowledge-How introduces, outlines, and critically evaluates various contemporary debates surrounding the nature of knowledge-how. Carter and Poston show that situating the debate over the nature of knowledge-how in other epistemological debates provides new ways to make progress. In particular, Carter and Poston explore the question of what knowledge-how involves, and how it might come apart from propositional knowledge, by engaging with key epistemological topics including epistemic luck, knowledge of language, epistemic value, virtue epistemology and social epistemology. New frontiers for research on knowledge-how are also explored relating to the internalism - externalism debate as well as embodied and extended knowledge. A Critical Introduction to Knowledge-How provides an accessible introduction to the main arguments in this important and thriving debate suited for undergraduates and postgraduates in philosophy and related areas. A strength of the book is its methodology which places a premium on placing the debates over knowledge-how in a broader conversation over the nature of knowledge. This book also offers an opinionated discussion of various lines of argument which will be of interest to professional philosophers as well.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472507105 20180604
Green Library
xi, 273 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Figures Introduction: Reality as a Problem 1 Reality as a Simulation 2 Reality to the Test 3 Reality by Design 4 Reality for the Daoists 5 Reality in Conclusion Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004352599 20180122
In Deciphering Reality: Simulations, Tests, and Designs, Benjamin B. Olshin takes a problem-based approach to the question of the nature of reality. In a series of essays, the book examines the detection of computer simulations from the inside, wrestles with the problem of visual models of reality, explores Daoist conceptions of reality, and offers possible future directions for deciphering reality. The ultimate goal of the book is to provide a more accessible approach, unlike highly complex philosophical works on metaphysics, which are inaccessible to non-academic readers, and overly abstract (and at times, highly speculative) popular works that offer a melange of physics, philosophy, and consciousness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004352599 20180122
Green Library
378 pages ; 22 cm
  • Avons-nous les moyens d'empêcher l'extinction ? -- Pourquoi j'écris Défense et illustration du genre humain -- Nous étions une manifestation du vivant -- Faire en sorte que les générations futures existent ! -- Notre destin est-il d'être remplacés par nos machines ? -- Mettre ensemble ce que nous avons compris, la Chine et nous -- Qui sommes-nous ? -- Sommes-nous seuls dans notre genre ? -- Notre existence est-elle seulement simulée ? -- La très faible probabilité de l'apparition de créatures comme nous -- L'objection de Bertrand Le Floch, astrophysicien, spécialisé dans l'étude de la formation des étoiles et des planètes -- L'objection d'un scientifique français pluridisciplinaire -- De qui nous étions à qui nous serons -- Le transhumanisme -- Les origines -- Le méliorisme -- La machine nous a déjà échappé -- Transhumanisme et posthumanisme -- Naturel/artificiel -- Autodomestication et transhumanisme -- L'identité des sponsors -- Qui sont les partisans du transhumanisme ? -- L'homme en tant qu'animal colonisateur -- L'homme en tant qu'animal social et opportuniste -- Le transhumanisme en résumé -- L'immortalité -- La clôture de la vie -- Une solution technologique à la mortalité -- Mettre un terme à la mortalité devient techniquement possible -- Comment réagissons-nous à la nouvelle de notre mortalité ? -- Tenter de rester en vie le plus longtemps possible -- La résurrection -- Transférer une âme dans une machine -- La mémoire et le souvenir -- L'immortalité en résumé -- L'autonomie du technologique -- La carrière des nouvelles inventions -- Les bénéfices du retour à la modestie en Intelligence artificielle -- Ce n'est pas l'Intelligence artificielle qui détruit massivement les emplois -- Qu'est-ce que la singularité ? -- La singularité est-elle proche ? -- La ruse de la Raison -- Une course est engagée entre la destruction de notre propre planète et la conquête d'autres planètes -- L'homme et la nature -- Une pensée "à la Lévi-Strauss" -- Indigènes et intrus -- "On fait ce qu'on peut !" -- Les observateurs de l'homme -- Trois "observateurs de l'homme" : Machiavel, Shakespeare et Hugo -- Machiavel (1469-1527) -- Machiavel aujourd'hui : le "jeu de la vie" -- Shakespeare (1564-1616) -- Victor Hugo (1802-1885) -- La Raison, l'Histoire et la Raison dans l'Histoire -- Socrate (470-399 av. J.-C.) -- Aristote (384-322 av. J.-C.) -- Hegel (1770-1831) -- De la raison à l'inconscient : une relecture de Paul de Tarse -- Une nouvelle religion, synthèse des traditions juive et grecque -- Les deux volontés discordantes -- Pier Paolo Pasolini et son "Projet pour un film sur saint Paul" (1968) -- L'innovation de la réciprocité positive -- Paul en résumé -- La parabole des talents -- De l'inconscient, trois pauliniens : Nietzsche, Freud et Taubes -- Jacob Taubes (1923-1987) -- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) -- Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) -- L'inconscient, un concept manquant à la Chine -- L'être humain est un, ses cultures sont multiples -- L'ordre impérial explique la Chine mieux qu'une supposée "pensée chinoise" -- Les pensées chinoise et occidentale sont-elles radicalement différentes ?
  • Confucius (551-479 av. J.-C.) -- La Chine a remonté la pente -- La Chine est à jamais un empire -- Mao Tse-toung (1893-1976) -- Le taoïsme de Mao -- Mao et la vieille Chine de Claude Lam -- La Chine seule survivra à l'effondrement -- Jinping, président de la Chine -- La Chine se retourne au milieu du gué -- La Chine aujourd'hui -- L'espoir est-il alors en Chine ? -- Ma boîte à outils -- Le point de vue de Taubes -- La liberté de choisir ou de vivre sa préférence -- La découverte de Libet : la conscience n'est pas aux manettes -- La conscience ne permet qu'une évaluation après coup -- Simulation et conscience -- La langue nous permet de bâtir une autobiographie, la raison y contribue -- La cause finale comme souci -- Moi idéal et Idéal du Moi -- La culpabilité n'est pas éliminable -- Le Surmoi -- Paul de Tarse et le Surmoi -- Le Surmoi remplacé par le Big Data ? -- Spontanéité et délibération -- Appendice : Max Weber et l'esprit du capitalisme.
"Qui étions-nous? Pour répondre à cette question, Paul Jorion dresse l'inventaire de ce que nous, êtres humains, avons pu comprendre jusqu'ici de notre destin. Il convoque pour ce faire les phares de notre réflexion sur nous-mêmes, certains aux noms attendus : Confucius, Socrate, Aristote, Paul de Tarse, Hegel, Nietzsche et Freud, ou moins attendus, tels Machiavel, Shakespeare et Victor Hugo, voire inattendus, comme Mao Tse-toung et Jacob Taubes. Cette évaluation est réalisée en vue d'assurer notre salut, lequel est sérieusement compromis aujourd'hui, dans un contexte de destruction accélérée de nos conditions de vie à la surface de la Terre. Le scénario le plus optimiste parmi les plus plausibles a cessé d'être celui de machines de plus en plus intelligentes à notre service, pour être celui de notre remplacement pur et simple par celles-ci. Si nous voulons survivre en tant qu'espèce, il nous faut sans plus tarder passer la vitesse supérieure. Il faut pour cela réunir l'équipe de ceux qui ne se résolvent pas à notre disparition, des femmes et des hommes qui soient précisément résolus, bâtissant sur les principaux acquis de l'humain, de la réciprocité au génie technologique. C'est l'appel lancé dans cette Défense et illustration du genre humain."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
v, 117 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Prologue-- Framing the Other: stepping into the stream of history-- Criminalising the Other: a criminal justice excursus-- Contesting the Other: sinking ethical shafts-- Transcending the Other: moral economy and universal ethics-- Concluding comment.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781447343417 20180416
Throughout history there has always been an `other', often based on culture, race, gender or class, that has been demonised by the majority. This attribution of negative features onto others affects everyone, but Whitehead challenges the idea that this is an inevitable fact of life. He also questions if this is the most effective way to dismantle the conditions of existence responsible for `othering'. This important book offers insights for a resolution that benefits society as a whole rather than just the powerful few.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781447343417 20180416
Green Library
205 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1 - The Effective History of Rights 2 - Progress (Or, the repetition of differential sameness) 3 - Worlds and Situations 4 - An Ethics of Dwelling 5 - World-building and Attunement Epilogue - Critical Hermeneutics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823278244 20180219
Increasingly, anthropologists, political theorists and philosophers are calling for imaginative and creative analyses and theories that might help us think and bring about an otherwise. Disappointment responds to this call by showing how collaboration between an anthropologist and a political movement of marginalized peoples can disclose new possibilities for being and acting politically. Drawing from nearly a decade of research with the global anti-drug war movement, Jarrett Zigon puts ethnography in dialogue with both political theory and continental philosophy to rethink some of the most fundamental ontological, political and ethical concepts. The result is to show that ontological starting points have real political implications, and thus, how an alternative ontological starting point can lead to new possibilities for building worlds more ethically attuned to their inhabitants.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823278244 20180219
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