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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

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

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

LifeA Modern Invention

Life: A Modern Invention

Davide Tarizzo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The word “biology” was first used to describe the scientific study of life in 1802, and as Davide Tarizzo demonstrates, our understanding of what being alive means is an equally recent invention. ... More

TranshumanismEvolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia

Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia

Andrew Pilsch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901028
eISBN:
9781452957685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901028.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book argues that transhumanism should be taken more seriously as a Utopian force in the present. Combatting the widespread idea that transhumanism is a naive and dangerous reframing of the most ... More

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