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Alien Phenomenology, or What It's Like to Be a Thing

Alien Phenomenology, or What It's Like to Be a Thing

Ian Bogost

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678976
eISBN:
9781452948447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678976.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Humanity has sat at the center of philosophical thinking for too long. The recent advent of environmental philosophy and posthuman studies has widened our scope of inquiry to include ecosystems, ... More

All Thoughts Are EqualLaruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy

All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy

John Ó Maoilearca

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697342
eISBN:
9781452952291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697342.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

All Thoughts Are Equal is an introduction to the work of French philosopher François Laruelle and an experiment in nonhuman thinking. For Laruelle, standard forms of philosophy continue to dominate ... More

Becoming HumanThe Matter of the Medieval Child

Becoming Human: The Matter of the Medieval Child

J. Allan Mitchell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689965
eISBN:
9781452949529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A provocative historical inquiry into human becoming, this book consists of a set of idiosyncratic essays on embryology and infancy, play and games, manners, meals, and other messes. Inspecting a ... More

Creaturely LoveHow Desire Makes Us More and Less Than Human

Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More and Less Than Human

Dominic Pettman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901219
eISBN:
9781452957647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901219.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Creaturely Love explores some of the ways in which desire makes us both more, and less, human. Focusing on key figures in modern philosophy, art, and literature—Nietzsche, Salomé, Rilke, Balthus, ... More

Eating AnxietyThe Perils of Food Politics

Eating Anxiety: The Perils of Food Politics

Chad Lavin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680917
eISBN:
9781452948188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680917.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The book looks at canonical books in political theory and contemporary interventions in food politics to examine how the experience of eating structures our ability to conceptualize politics. The ... More

Gestures

Gestures

Vilém Flusser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Gestures is a collection of essays that proposes a daring and ambitious new conception of human behavior. Defining gesture as “a movement of the body or of a tool attached to the body for which there ... More

HumanesisSound and Technological Posthumanism

Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism

David Cecchetto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676446
eISBN:
9781452948027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676446.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

With the recent emergence of copious scholarship that considers the discursive life of the term “human,” posthumanism has become a timely interdisciplinary discourse. This study is a critical ... More

HumAnimalRace, Law, Language

HumAnimal: Race, Law, Language

Kalpana Rahita Seshadri

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677887
eISBN:
9781452948249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677887.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book explores the experience of dehumanization as the privation of speech. Taking up the figure of silence as the space between human and animal, it traces the potential for an alternate ... More

Improper LifeTechnology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben

Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben

Timothy C. Campbell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674640
eISBN:
9781452946696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674640.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Has biopolitics actually become thanatopolitics, a field of study obsessed with death? Is there something about the nature of biopolitical thought today that makes it impossible to deploy ... More

In Search of a New Image of ThoughtGilles Deleuze and Philosophical Expressionism

In Search of a New Image of Thought: Gilles Deleuze and Philosophical Expressionism

Gregg Lambert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678020
eISBN:
9781452948058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678020.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book demonstrates that since the publication of Proust and Signs in 1964 Gilles Deleuze’s search for a new means of philosophical expression became a central theme of all his oeuvre, including ... More

InanimationTheories of Inorganic Life

Inanimation: Theories of Inorganic Life

David Wills

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698820
eISBN:
9781452954301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698820.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Inanimation is the third volume in a series of attempts to analyze the technology of the human. Following Prosthesis (1995), where our attachment to “external” objects was traced back to a necessity ... More

Junkware

Junkware

Thierry Bardini

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667505
eISBN:
9781452946580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667505.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Are we made of junk? This book believes we are. Examining an array of cybernetic structures from genetic codes to communication networks, it explores the idea that most of culture and nature, ... More

Language, Madness, and DesireOn Literature

Language, Madness, and Desire: On Literature

Jean-François Bert and Mathieu Potte-Bonneville (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693238
eISBN:
9781452950815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693238.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

As a transformative thinker of the twentieth century, whose work spanned all branches of the humanities, Michel Foucault had a complex and profound relationship with literature. And yet this critical ... More

LaruelleAgainst the Digital

Laruelle: Against the Digital

Alexander R. Galloway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692125
eISBN:
9781452949574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692125.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

François Laruelle, the idiosyncratic French thinker and promulgator of “non-standard philosophy,” is currently experiencing a renaissance in the English-speaking world. In the first extended analysis ... More

Life, War, EarthDeleuze and the Sciences

Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences

John Protevi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681013
eISBN:
9781452948713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681013.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Life, War, Earth is excitingly speculative yet empirically responsible. Protevi shows that Deleuze’s ontology of the virtual, intensive, and actual [or just “Deleuze’s philosophy”] helps us ... More

The Lure of Whitehead

The Lure of Whitehead

Nicholas Gaskill and A. J. Nocek (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679959
eISBN:
9781452948393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679959.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Lure of Whitehead addresses the sudden interest, across a range of disciplines, in Alfred North Whitehead’s speculative philosophy. Among its fifteen contributions are essays on metaphysics, ... More

Manifestly Haraway

Manifestly Haraway

Donna J. Haraway

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816650477
eISBN:
9781452954332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650477.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Manifestly Haraway brings together for the first time two popular and controversial multi-world and multi-disciplinary tracts, “The Cyborg Manifesto” and “The Companions Species Manifesto.” ... More

Neofinalism

Neofinalism

Raynond Ruyer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692040
eISBN:
9781452953700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692040.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Unruffled by the motif of the end of philosophy, Raymond Ruyer elaborated one of the most singular and unclassifiable metaphysics of the 20th century and reactivated philosophy's capacity to ... More

Prismatic EcologyEcotheory beyond Green

Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory beyond Green

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679973
eISBN:
9781452948737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679973.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Emphasizing sustainability, balance, and the natural, green dominates our thinking about ecology like no other color. What about the catastrophic, the disruptive, the inaccessible, and the excessive? ... More

Solitary ConfinementSocial Death and Its Afterlives

Solitary Confinement: Social Death and Its Afterlives

Lisa Guenther

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679584
eISBN:
9781452948485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679584.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book offers a critical phenomenology of solitary confinement in US prisons from the early penitentiary system to present-day supermax prisons. Drawing on first-person testimony, phenomenological ... More

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