By Eugene Thacker
Life is one in all our most simple thoughts, and but whilst tested without delay 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 coming near near it as anything right away medical and mystical, within the go back of vitalisms of all kinds, and within the pervasive politicization of existence. in brief, lifestyles 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 lifestyles by means of convalescing the twists and turns in its philosophical heritage. starting with Aristotle’s originary formula of a philosophy of existence, Thacker examines the impression of Aristotle’s principles in medieval and early smooth concept, prime 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 comparable to Gilles Deleuze, Georges Bataille, and Alain Badiou, in addition to modern advancements within the “speculative flip” in philosophy.
At a time whilst existence is classified, 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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After Life by Eugene Thacker