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Form and Object: A Treatise on Things (Speculative Realism) (Paperback)

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By Tristan Garcia, Mark Allan Ohm (Translator), Jon Cogburn (Translator)
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What is a thing? What is an object? Tristan Garcia decisively overturns 100 years of Heideggerian orthodoxy about the supposedly derivative nature of objects and in so doing gives deep insights into the world and our place in it. Garcia's original and systematic formal ontology of things strips them of any determination, intensity or depth. From this radical ontological poverty, he develops encyclopaedic regional ontologies of objects. By covering topics as diverse as the universe, events, time, the living, animals, human beings, representation, arts and rules, culture, history, political economy, values, classes, genders, ages of life and death, he shows that speculative metaphysics and ontology are alive and well.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780748681501
ISBN-10: 0748681507
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: March 17th, 2014
Pages: 488
Language: English
Series: Speculative Realism