By Eugene Thacker
Life is considered one of our most simple recommendations, and but whilst 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 existence in our behavior of impending it as whatever without delay medical and mystical, within the go back of vitalisms of every kind, and within the pervasive politicization of existence. briefly, existence turns out in all places at stake and but is nowhere the same.
In After Life, Eugene Thacker clears the floor for a brand new philosophy of existence via getting better the twists and turns in its philosophical background. starting with Aristotle’s originary formula of a philosophy of lifestyles, Thacker examines the impact of Aristotle’s principles in medieval and early smooth proposal, major him to the paintings of Immanuel Kant, who notes the inherently contradictory nature of “life in itself.” alongside the best way, Thacker exhibits how early smooth philosophy’s engagement with the matter of existence impacts thinkers akin to Gilles Deleuze, Georges Bataille, and Alain Badiou, in addition to modern advancements within the “speculative flip” in philosophy.
At a time while lifestyles is classified, measured, and exploited in quite a few 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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