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The democracy of suffering : life on the edge of catastrophe, philosophy in the Anthropocene

Author: Todd Dufresne
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Democracy of Suffering philosopher Todd Dufresne provides a strikingly original exploration of the past, present, and future of this epoch, the Anthropocene, demonstrating how the twin crises of reason and capital have dramatically remade the essential conditions for life itself. Images, cartoons, artworks, and quotes pulled from literary and popular culture supplement this engaging and unorthodox look into  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Dufresne, Todd, 1966-
Democracy of suffering.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019]
(OCoLC)1101965013
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Dufresne
ISBN: 9780773558762 0773558764 9780773558755 0773558756
OCLC Number: 1090856190
Description: xxvi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface, or what's love (of wisdom) got to do with climate change? --
Part One: The past (ca 1784-1968), subjects of reason --
Part Two: The present (ca 1968-2008), world as object or the anthropocene condition --
Part Three: The future (ca 2008-2100), on the democracy of suffering --
Conclusion --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Todd Dufresne.

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A philosopher's passionate intervention into the meaning of life, and the future of civilization, in the face of catastrophic climate change.  Read more...

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"This is a very fine book: philosophy perfectly attuned to our precise - and unique - moment, a moment when our species became suddenly very big indeed. Understanding what this means for how we see Read more...

 
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