By Eugene Thacker
Life is one in all our most elementary strategies, and but whilst tested at once it proves remarkably contradictory and elusive, encompassing either the broadest and the main particular phenomena. we will see this uncertainty approximately lifestyles in our behavior of imminent it as anything immediately clinical and mystical, within the go back of vitalisms of every kind, and within the pervasive politicization of existence. in brief, existence turns out in every single place 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 historical past. starting with Aristotle’s originary formula of a philosophy of existence, Thacker examines the impression of Aristotle’s rules in medieval and early sleek suggestion, 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 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 whilst existence is labeled, measured, and exploited in various 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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