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Form and object : a treatise on things

Author: Tristan Garcia; Mark Allan Ohm; Jon Cogburn
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Speculative realism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author proposes an original and systematic formal ontology of things that strips them of any determination, intensity or depth. From this radical ontological poverty, he develops encyclopedic regional ontologies of objects. By covering topics as diverse as the universe, events, time, the living, animals, human beings, representation, arts and rules, culture, history, political economy, values, classes, genders,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tristan Garcia; Mark Allan Ohm; Jon Cogburn
ISBN: 9780748681495 0748681493 9780748681501 0748681507 9780748681518 0748681515 9780748681525 0748681523
OCLC Number: 850856328
Notes: Originally published as: Forme et objet: un traité des choses. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, ©2010.
Description: xxv, 462 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Speculative realism.
Other Titles: Forme et objet.
Responsibility: Tristan Garcia ; translated by Mark Allan Ohm and Jon Cogburn.

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What is a thing? What is an object? The author decisively overturns 100 years of Heideggerian orthodoxy about the supposed derivative nature of objects and in so doing provides deep insights about  Read more...

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