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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

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

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