By Eugene Thacker
Life is certainly one of our most elementary suggestions, and but while tested without delay it proves remarkably contradictory and elusive, encompassing either the broadest and the main particular phenomena. we will be able to see this uncertainty approximately lifestyles in our behavior of forthcoming it as whatever immediately medical and mystical, within the go back of vitalisms of every kind, and within the pervasive politicization of lifestyles. briefly, lifestyles 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 lifestyles via convalescing the twists and turns in its philosophical historical past. starting with Aristotle’s originary formula of a philosophy of lifestyles, Thacker examines the effect of Aristotle’s rules in medieval and early sleek suggestion, top him to the paintings of Immanuel Kant, who notes the inherently contradictory nature of “life in itself.” alongside the best way, Thacker indicates 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 while lifestyles 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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