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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

The Autonomous AnimalSelf-Governance and the Modern Subject

The Autonomous Animal: Self-Governance and the Modern Subject

Claire E. Rasmussen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669561
eISBN:
9781452946757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669561.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Autonomy is a vital concept in much of modern theory, defining the Subject as capable of self-governance. Democratic theory relies on the concept of autonomy to provide justification for ... 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

BioaestheticsMaking Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts

Carsten Strathausen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900755
eISBN:
9781452957715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Bio-Aesthetics. A Critique examines the rising influence of evolutionary theory across academic disciplines today. Empowered by neo-Darwinian theory and recent advances in neuroscientific research, ... More

Cosmic ApprenticeDispatches from the Edges of Science

Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edges of Science

Dorion Sagan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681358
eISBN:
9781452949673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681358.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Science is about finding the truth whether we like it or not; philosophy a questing spirit that questions even science itself; and both are the birthright of every person born on the planet. Cosmic ... 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

ExposedEnvironmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Stacy Alaimo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Exposed argues for a material feminist posthumanism that departs from the predominant modes of humanist transcendence in theory, science, consumerism, and popular culture. Featuring three sections, ... More

The Force of the VirtualDeleuze, Science, and Philosophy

The Force of the Virtual: Deleuze, Science, and Philosophy

Peter Gaffney (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665976
eISBN:
9781452946382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665976.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Gilles Deleuze once claimed that “modern science has not found its metaphysics, the metaphysics it needs.” This book responds to this need by investigating the consequences of the philosopher’s ... More

Foucault in IranIslamic Revolution After the Enlightenment

Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution After the Enlightenment

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699483
eISBN:
9781452955254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book advances a novel reading of Foucault’s writings on the Iranian revolution and further shows how his encounter with the revolution informs his later lectures on ethics, spirituality, and ... More

Foucault on Painting

Foucault on Painting

Catherine M. Soussloff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902414
eISBN:
9781452958804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Michel Foucault’s sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age. ... 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

Hegel or Spinoza

Hegel or Spinoza

Pierre Macherey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677405
eISBN:
9781452947570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677405.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents an English-language translation of the modern classic Hegel ou Spinoza. Published in French in 1979, it has been widely influential, particularly in the work of the philosophers ... 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 Motion, At RestThe Event of the Athletic Body

In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body

Grant Farred

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650231
eISBN:
9781452946115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650231.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Using the work of Alain Badiou, Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida, “In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body,” explores three events in sport: Ron Artest in basketball and Eric Cantona and ... 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

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