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1350163767 / 9781350163768
Paperback / softback
194
16/12/2020
Published 16/12/2020
United Kingdom
156 x 234 mm 200 pages

Michel Serres captures the urgencies of our time; from the digital revolution to the ecological crisis to the future of the university, the crises that code the world today are addressed in an accessible, affirmative and remarkably original analysis in his thought. This volume is the first to engage with the philosophy of Michel Serres, not by writing 'about' it, but by writing 'with' it.

This is done by expanding upon the urgent themes that Serres works on; by furthering his materialism, his emphasis on communication and information, his focus on the senses, and the role of mathematics in thought.

His famous concepts, such as the parasite, 'amis de viellesse', and the algorithm are applied in 21st century situations.

With contributions from an international and interdisciplinary team of authors, these writings tackle the crises of today and affirm the contemporary relevance of Serres' philosophy.

BIC:

HPN Philosophy: aesthetics, HPS Social & political philosophy, PDA Philosophy of science, RNC Applied ecology

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