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The Artificialization of Life

Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The ethical aporia Our capacity to act is no longer limited to the human sphere. We are able to tamper with, and set off, complex natural phenomena. As Hannah Arendt put it in her masterpiece work, The Human Condition, we can now act...

First in Logic: The Element

Michel Serres

Michel Serres is a Professor in the History of Science at Stanford University and a member of the Académie Française. A renowned and popular philosopher, he is a prize-winning author of essays and books, such as The Five Senses, Rome and Statues. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Randolph Burks

Randolph Burks is a philosopher specializing in phenomenology and philosophies of the body and nature. He has translated several works by Michel Serres, including Biogea, Variations on the Body, The Hermaphrodite (forthcoming) and the other two titles in the 'Foundations' series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Geometry : The Third Book of Foundations

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The automatic origin and the return to sociopolitical origins Just as it sometimes happens that a commentary on the Bible becomes in turn a Bible, so it happened that a commentary on Euclid’s Elements in turn became a geometry. Meditating...

Philosophy of Life in the Age of Information

Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Beginning in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the concept of life emerged as a central question or theme in various lines of philosophical inquiry (Nietzsche, Bergson, Dilthey, etc.), and perhaps as a result, the popular...

Taking Hold of Life

Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Recent developments in biotechnologies raise important ethical questions. This essay examines one such biotechnology, liberal eugenics. Liberal eugenics refers to genetic technologies designed not to improve health or to fight disease...

First in Philosophy: The Ignorant Slave Boy

Michel Serres

Michel Serres is a Professor in the History of Science at Stanford University and a member of the Académie Française. A renowned and popular philosopher, he is a prize-winning author of essays and books, such as The Five Senses, Rome and Statues. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Randolph Burks

Randolph Burks is a philosopher specializing in phenomenology and philosophies of the body and nature. He has translated several works by Michel Serres, including Biogea, Variations on the Body, The Hermaphrodite (forthcoming) and the other two titles in the 'Foundations' series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Geometry : The Third Book of Foundations

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...From Pythagoras to Zeno: The algorithmic origin MENO: Yes, Socrates; but what do you mean by saying that we do not learn, and that what we call learning is only a process of recollection? Can you teach me how this is?—SOCRATES: I told you,...

eLife

Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...One of the most striking developments in the history of the science over the past 50 years has been the gradual moving toward each other of biology and computer science, and their increasing tendency to overlap. Two things may be held...

The Antinomy of Ecology and Philosophy

François Laruelle

François Laruelle is a French philosopher formerly Professor of Contemporary Philosophy at the Université de Paris X (Nanterre) and the Collège International de Philosophie, France. He is the creator of the concept of 'non-philosophy' and author of over twenty works of philosophy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anthony Paul Smith

Anthony Paul Smith

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The Last Humanity : The New Ecological Science

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The Antinomy and the Urgency of its Solution If ecology tries to claim a legitimacy mainly in the face of philosophy, between ideology, politics, and positive science, then is it not necessary to seek the instruments of justice so...

Technology

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the West of England, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tanja Staehler

Tanja Staehler is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sussex, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Phenomenology : An Introduction

Continuum, 2010

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...‘The Question Concerning Technology’.‘Building Dwelling Thinking’.‘The Thing’. Technology as realized metaphysics Heidegger proposed that in the twentieth century the forgetting of being was not just – if it ever was – confined...

The Measurement of the Earth: Herodotus

Michel Serres

Michel Serres is a Professor in the History of Science at Stanford University and a member of the Académie Française. A renowned and popular philosopher, he is a prize-winning author of essays and books, such as The Five Senses, Rome and Statues. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Randolph Burks

Randolph Burks is a philosopher specializing in phenomenology and philosophies of the body and nature. He has translated several works by Michel Serres, including Biogea, Variations on the Body, The Hermaphrodite (forthcoming) and the other two titles in the 'Foundations' series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Geometry : The Third Book of Foundations

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...What is geometry, again and finally? The measurement of the earth. It’s less a question here of its birth than of its etymology: of the origin of its name. What earth is being named?Come back from his trip to Egypt, Herodotus gives a good...

Progress: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges Sorel, and Martin Heidegger

Alon Segev

Alon Segev is Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois, Springfield, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Political Readings of Descartes in Continental Thought

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Progress To the followers of Descartes, such as Marquis de Condorcet (1743–1794) and François Poullain de la Barre (1647–1723), Enlightenment is progress, and progress is best represented by Descartes. Descartes promises us progress which...