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Michel Serres and the Crises of the Contemporary

Michel Serres and the Crises of the Contemporary

Michel Serres and the Crises of the Contemporary

Michel Serres and the Crises of the Contemporary


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Michel Serres captures the urgencies of our time; from the digital revolution to the ecological crisis to the future of the university, the crises that code the world today are addressed in an accessible, affirmative and remarkably original analysis in his thought.

This volume is the first to engage with the philosophy of Michel Serres, not by writing 'about' it, but by writing 'with' it. This is done by expanding upon the urgent themes that Serres works on; by furthering his materialism, his emphasis on communication and information, his focus on the senses, and the role of mathematics in thought. His famous concepts, such as the parasite, 'amis de viellesse', and the algorithm are applied in 21st century situations. With contributions from an international and interdisciplinary team of authors, these writings tackle the crises of today and affirm the contemporary relevance of Serres' philosophy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350060692
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Series: Michel Serres and Material Futures
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rick Dolphijn is Assistant Professor in Media Theory and Cultural Theory at Utrecht University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Procedural Thinking by Rick Dolphijn (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Chapter 1. The Virtue of Sensibility - David Webb (Staffordshire University, UK)
Chapter 2. The Exogenesis of Light - Matteo Pasquinelli (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany)
Chapter 3. Scintillant @ the University of Angelic Invention - Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Chapter 4. Cosmoliteracy and Anthropography - Vera Bühlmann, (Vienna University of Technology , Austria)
Chapter 5. The Mathematical Anamneses - Lucie Kim-Chi Mercier (Kingston University London, UK)
Chapter 6. Kill is kiss, words are rats - Eugenie Brinkema (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Chapter 7. The Grace of Extinction - Patricia McCormack (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)
Chapter 8. Thinking the Contemporary - Rick Dolphijn (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Chapter 9. No Method, But Serendipity - Interview with Michel Serres by Janina Pigaht, Documentary Filmmaker and Rick Dolphijn (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) translated by Joeri Visser (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)


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