By Eugene Thacker
Life is considered one of our most elementary techniques, and but while tested at once it proves remarkably contradictory and elusive, encompassing either the broadest and the main particular phenomena. we will be able to see this uncertainty approximately existence in our behavior of coming near near it as whatever without delay clinical and mystical, within the go back of vitalisms of every kind, and within the pervasive politicization of lifestyles. in brief, existence turns out all over at stake and but is nowhere the same.
In After Life, Eugene Thacker clears the floor for a brand new philosophy of existence by way of convalescing the twists and turns in its philosophical heritage. starting with Aristotle’s originary formula of a philosophy of lifestyles, Thacker examines the impression of Aristotle’s principles in medieval and early sleek notion, major him to the paintings of Immanuel Kant, who notes the inherently contradictory nature of “life in itself.” alongside the way in which, Thacker exhibits how early glossy philosophy’s engagement with the matter of lifestyles impacts thinkers reminiscent of Gilles Deleuze, Georges Bataille, and Alain Badiou, in addition to modern advancements within the “speculative flip” in philosophy.
At a time whilst existence is categorised, measured, and exploited in numerous methods, After Life invitations us to delve deeper into the contours and contradictions of the age-old query, “what is life?”
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After Life by Eugene Thacker