An Ontology of Trash: The Disposable and its Problematic Nature

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A philosophical exploration of the problematic nature of the disposable.
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“…Kennedy offers a timely intervention that will be of interest to many. In particular, it seems as though philosophers, ecologists, environmentalists and individuals or group of similar ilk would get the most traction from this material … there is much to appreciate in this text.” — Symposium

“…a contribution to ontology in the Heideggerian tradition. It is also an important addition to the literature on environmental philosophy … The book will interest more than phenomenologists and will benefit those preoccupied with the environment and the problem of landfill pollution.” — Comptes Rendus

“This book is written gracefully and engagingly. Trash is a surprisingly revealing lens on contemporary culture. Kennedy’s approach is incisive without being zealous and critical without being negative.” — Albert Borgmann, author of Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country

“I particularly liked the discussion of fast food, Heidegger, embodiment, and the city. There is much that is swift and brilliant in the matters covered, telling and insightful in the multileveled critique of modernity.” — Drew Leder, author of Sparks of the Divine: Finding Inspiration in Our Everyday World

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Meet the Author

Greg Kennedy is an independent scholar and received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa.

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Table of Contents


1. Waste

2. The Body

3. Food

4. The City

5. Trash

6. Human Extinction Before the End


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