Michel Serres: Figures of Thought [Kietas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Hardback, 448 pages, aukštis x plotis: 234x156 mm
  • Išleidimo metai: 31-Mar-2020
  • Leidėjas: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN-10: 1474405738
  • ISBN-13: 9781474405737
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  • Formatas: Hardback, 448 pages, aukštis x plotis: 234x156 mm
  • Išleidimo metai: 31-Mar-2020
  • Leidėjas: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN-10: 1474405738
  • ISBN-13: 9781474405737
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
Introduces the interdisciplinary importance of Michel Serres (1930-2019) across the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences

Author of some 70 books and an 'immortal' member of the Acad?mie fran?aise, Michel Serres has produced an inimitable cross-disciplinary body of work. His scholarship contributes to current debates in post-humanism, object-oriented ontology, ecological thought and the environmental humanities.

Chris Watkin provides the first introduction to the full breadth of Serres' work. Each chapter considers Serres' importance for one key contemporary debate, critically situating his well-known passages and books in their broader conceptual and intellectual context. You will discover that Serres' famous account of the quasi-object and his 'natural contract' are just the beginning of a sustained series of explorations encompassing philosophy, literary criticism, the sciences, technology, religion, and art -- all as participants in the same fundamental structures of communication.

Christopher Watkin provides a true overview of Serres' thinking. Using diagrams to explain Serres' thought, the first half of the book carefully explores Serres' 'global intuition'and 'figures of thought'. The second half examines Serres' revolutionary contributions to the areas of language, objects and ecology.
Christopher Watkin is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Monash University. At its broadest, his research seeks to make sense of how people make sense of the world, and how they interact with ideas and positions different from their own. His books include French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour (2016), Difficult Atheism (2011) and Phenomenology or Deconstruction? (2009), all published by Edinburgh University Press.