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The Incandescent

Author: Michel Serres
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2018.
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"The first translation of the volumes in Michel Serres' classic 'Humanism' tetralogy, this ambitious philosophical narrative explores what it means to be human. With his characteristic breadth of references including art, poetry, science, philosophy and literature, Serres paints a new picture of what it might mean to live meaningfully in contemporary society. He tells the story of humankind (from the beginning of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Serres, Michel.
Incandescent.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Serres
ISBN: 9781474297424 1474297420 9781474297431 1474297439
OCLC Number: 1038494051
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Chapter 1: Memory and Forgetfulness; Descent into forgetfulness; Chapter 2: Nature and Culture; Descent into dedifference; Descents into dormition; Descent into incandescence; Identity, belongingnesses; Spaces and times; Prescription; Chapter 3: Access to the Universal; The ancient tragic; The archaic and contemporary tragic; The universality of evil and of the solution; Proof by large numbers; The black box; Vers [towards]: The root of the universal; Physical culture; The second physical culture: Bioculture; Auto-evolution or incarnation PanoramaChapter 4: The Grand Narrative; Chronopedia; Chapter 5: An Appeal to Universities: For a Common Knowledge; Notes

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"The first translation of the volumes in Michel Serres' classic 'Humanism' tetralogy, this ambitious philosophical narrative explores what it means to be human. With his characteristic breadth of references including art, poetry, science, philosophy and literature, Serres paints a new picture of what it might mean to live meaningfully in contemporary society. He tells the story of humankind (from the beginning of time to the present moment) in an attempt to affirm his overriding thesis that humans and nature have always been part of the same ongoing and unfolding history. This crucial piece of posthumanist philosophical writing has never before been released in English. A masterful translation by Randolph Burks ensures the poetry and wisdom of Serres writing is preserved and his notion of what humanity is and might be is opened up to new audiences."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

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