The Philosophy of Matter: A Meditation (Hardcover)

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The Philosophy of Matter: A Meditation (Hardcover)


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The Philosophy of Matteris a journey in thinking through the material fate of the earth itself; its surfaces and undercurrrents, ecologies, environments and irreparable cracks.

With figures such as Spinoza, Gilles Deleuze and Michel Serres as philosophical guides and writings on New Materialism, Posthumanism and Affect Theory as intellectual context, Rick Dolphijn proposes a radical rethinking of some of the basic themes of philosophy: subjectivity, materiality, body (both human and otherwise) and the act of living. This rethink is a work of imagination and meditation in order to conceive of "another earth for another people". It is a homage to courageous thinking that dares to question the religious, capitalist and humanist realities of the day.

A poetic philosophy of how to live in troubling times when even the earth beneath us feels unstable, Dolphijn offers a way to think about the world with depth, honesty and glimpses of hope.
Rick Dolphijn is Associate Professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands; an Honorary Professor at Hong Kong University (2017-2023), Hong Kong; and a Visiting Professor at the University of Barcelona (2019-2020), Spain. He is author of Foodscapes: towards a Deleuzian Ethics of Consumption (2004), New Materialism: Interviews and Cartographies (with Iris van der Tuin) (2012) and edited (with Rosi Braidotti) This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life (2014) and Philosophy After Nature (2017). His most recent book is Michel Serres and the Crises of the Contemporary (Bloomsbury 2018).
Product Details ISBN: 9781350211896
ISBN-10: 1350211893
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: August 12th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English