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Serres, Michel

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The parasite by Michel Serres( Book )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Influential philosopher Michel Serres's foundational work uses fable to explore how human relations are identical to that of the parasite to the host body. Among Serres's arguments is that by being pests, minor groups can become major players in public dialogue - creating diversity and complexity vital to human life and thought."--Book cover
The natural contract by Michel Serres( Book )

51 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The troubadour of knowledge by Michel Serres( Book )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in French and English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do we do when we raise a child, teach a student, or educate a person as a member of society? For the French philosopher Michel Serres, all these forms of pedagogy require painful yet exhilarating departures from home and encounters with otherness. In this wide-ranging meditation on learning and difference, Serres explores numerous pathways in philosophy, science, and literature to argue that the best contemporary education requires knowledge of both science's general truths and literature's singular stories. He heralds a new pedagogy that claims that from the crossbreeding of the humanities and the sciences a new educational ideal can be born: the troubadour of knowledge
Genesis by Michel Serres( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe yao miao shu zi ran jie he ren lei wen hua zhong chu shi de hun luan yu fan duo,Ji wan wu sheng cheng de ben yuan,Ta cong zhei zhong xuan xiao zao sheng chu fa ling ting shi jie shang wan wu yu ge zhong xin xi jiao liu de xing cheng
Angels, a modern myth by Michel Serres( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new work Michel Serres, France's foremost philosopher of science, explores how traditional images of angels in art and legend foretell the preoccupations of modern life. Divided, as between Heaven and Hell, into First and Third Worlds, our societies search for ways to make contact, both by means of the most basic interpersonal relations and high-tech communications. The role of the messenger, Serres argues, is as important now as it was in Biblical times, perhaps more, and yet we lack a philosophy which can explain this role - a philosophy of movement, of communication. Angels: A Modern Myth offers such a philosophy, showing how angels as message-bearers are still part of our modern world, our means of bringing together and understanding science, law, and religion, and perhaps also the means of satisfying our need for reason, justice, and consolation. Abundantly illustrated with an astounding breadth of images ranging from Renaissance paintings to film stills, satellite photographs, computer microchips, and medical microscopy, this thought-provoking book addresses some of the most crucial issues of our time and will make essential reading for anyone seeking to comprehend the new phase of human development engendered by the transformation of our world by information technology
Petite Poucette by Michel Serres( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title of this timely and thought-provoking book, a French bestseller, refers to schoolgirls sending text messages to their friends on their smart phones. Michel Serres, one of France's most important living intellectuals, uses this image to get at something far broader: that humans are formed and shaped by technologies, and that with the advent of computers, smart phones, and the Internet, a new human is being born. These new humans beings are our children-thumbelina (petite poucette) and tom thumb (petit poucet)-but technologies have been changing so fast that parents scarcely know their children. Serres documents this cultural revolution, arguing that there have been several similar revolutions in the past: from oral cultures to cultures focused on reading and writing; the advent of the printing press; and now the complex changes brought about by the new information technologies-changes that are taking place at an accelerated pace and that affect us all
Conversations on science, culture, and time by Michel Serres( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although elected to the prestigious French Academy in 1990, Michel Serres has long been considered a maverick -- a provocative thinker whose prolific writings on culture, science, and philosophy have often baffled more than they have enlightened. In these live lively interviews with sociologist Bruno Latour, this increasingly important cultural figure sheds light on the ideas that inspire his highly original, challenging, and trans-disciplinary essays
Feux et signaux de brume, Zola by Michel Serres( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in French and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations on the body by Michel Serres( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in French and English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-renowned philosopher, Michel Serres writes a text in praise of the body and movement, in praise of teachers of physical education, coaches, mountain guides, athletes, dancers, mimes, clowns, artisans, and artists. This work describes the variations, the admirable metamorphoses that the body can accomplish. While animals lack such a variety of gestures, postures, and movements, the fluidity of the human body mimics the leisure of living beings and things; what's more, it creates signs. Already here, within its movements and metamorphoses, the mind is born. The five senses are not the only
A History of scientific thought : elements of a history of science : translated from the French( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an analytical introduction to key historical and philosophical moments in the history of science. It focuses on significant turning-points in scientific history and discusses the main thinkers and their impact upon the world of science
Esthétiques sur Carpaccio by Michel Serres( Book )

42 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas by Michel Serres( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce qui change, aujourd'hui, dans le monde? Les sciences, leurs méthodes et leurs inventions, leurs façons de voir et de transformer les choses ; les techniques, donc le travail, son organisation et le lien social qu'il suppose. Comment, donc au bout du compte, se repérer dans le nouveau monde qui se prépare et remplace l'ancien?
Jouvences sur Jules Verne by Michel Serres( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermès by Michel Serres( Book )

47 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in French and English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Trésor : dictionnaire des sciences by Michel Serres( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre à vocation encyclopédique propose une lecture raisonnée du paysage de la science contemporaine. Il restitue l'essentiel de chaque discipline et donne les clés pour en comprendre les enjeux, les perspectives et les limites
Rome : the book of foundations by Michel Serres( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five senses : a philosophy of mingled bodies (I) by Michel Serres( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Five Senses represents a defining break in his work, in which he leaves behind traditional philosophy to explore the history and culture of science. By examining the deleterious effects of the systematic downgrading of the senses in Western philosophy, Serres traces a topology of human perception. Writing against the Cartesian tradition and in praise of empiricism, he demonstrates repeatedly, and lyrically, the sterility of systems of knowledge divorced from bodily experience
Times of crisis : what the financial crisis revealed and how to reinvent our lives and future by Michel Serres( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in French and English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Michel Serres, economic crises are earthquakes caused by societal tectonic plates. The current crisis erupted because of the widening discrepancy between major social changes and institutions that have remained the same since WWII. Serres, one of the first to bring nature into the political, writes, "To destroy, kill, exploit is worthless. In the long run, it means destroying ourselves." At a time when the world population has grown so much that it is exhausting natural resources and the environment, we need to rethink cultural, social, and political dynamics. Serres argues that geopolitics and economics will no longer be a two-player game, between West and East, for example, but a three-player one, in which is Earth will be the third partner. This book is one of hope as it calls for a new world and extols the importance of science for our future and political institutions. Here, Serres demonstrates an optimistic outlook in a clear and luminous language that offers new paths for reflection and, ultimately, a better life for Earth and its inhabitants"
Biogea by Michel Serres( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biogea is a mixture of poetry, philosophy, science, and biography exemplary of the style that has made Michel Serres one of the most extraordinary thinkers of his age. His philosophical and poetic inquiry sings in praise of earth and life, what he names singularly as Biogea."
Hermès by Michel Serres( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in German and French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The troubadour of knowledge
Alternative Names
Michael Serres

Michel Serres filosofo e scrittore francese

Michel Serres Frans filosoof

Michel Serres französischer Philosoph

Michel Serres French philosopher and author

Sai'er, Mixie'er, 1930-


Serres, M.

Serres, M. (Michel)

Serres, Michel

Мишел Сер

Серр, Мишель

میشل سر نویسنده و فیلسوف فرانسوی

미셸 세르 프랑스 철학자, 과학사가, 작가

세르, 미셀 1930-

세르, 미셸 1930-

セール, ミシェル

セール, ミッシェル

セール, ミッシェル 1930-


塞尔, 米歇尔, 1930-


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English (138)

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Spanish (13)

Italian (11)

Chinese (5)

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The natural contractThe troubadour of knowledgeGenesisAngels, a modern mythConversations on science, culture, and timeFeux et signaux de brume, ZolaA History of scientific thought : elements of a history of science : translated from the FrenchAtlasThe five senses : a philosophy of mingled bodies (I)