By Eugene Thacker
Life is one in all our most simple suggestions, 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 imminent it as whatever instantly clinical and mystical, within the go back of vitalisms of all kinds, and within the pervasive politicization of existence. in brief, 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 recuperating the twists and turns in its philosophical background. starting with Aristotle’s originary formula of a philosophy of existence, Thacker examines the effect of Aristotle’s rules in medieval and early smooth suggestion, major him to the paintings of Immanuel Kant, who notes the inherently contradictory nature of “life in itself.” alongside the way in which, Thacker exhibits how early sleek philosophy’s engagement with the matter of existence impacts thinkers similar 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 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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