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Download e-book for kindle: An Ontology of Trash: The Disposable and Its Problematic by Greg Kennedy

By Greg Kennedy

ISBN-10: 079146993X

ISBN-13: 9780791469934

ISBN-10: 0791469948

ISBN-13: 9780791469941

A philosophical exploration of the tricky nature of the disposable.

Plastic baggage, newspapers, pizza containers, razors, watches, diapers, toothbrushes … What makes something disposable? Which of its homes permits us to regard it as though it didn't topic, or as though it really lacked subject? Why achieve this many gadgets seem to us as not anything greater than short flashes among checkout-line and landfill?

In An Ontology of Trash, Greg Kennedy inquires into the that means of disposable gadgets and explores the character of our prodigious refuse. he is taking trash as a true ontological challenge as a result of our unsettled relation to nature. The metaphysical force from immanence to transcendence leaves us in an alien international of gadgets tired of significant actual presence. for this reason, they turn into interpreted as beings that one way or the other basically lack being, and exist in our technological global in basic terms to vanish. Kennedy explores this troublesome nature and appears for chances of salutary change.

“…Kennedy deals a well timed intervention that would be of curiosity to many. specifically, it kind of feels as if philosophers, ecologists, environmentalists and participants or workforce of comparable ilk could get the main traction from this fabric … there's a lot to understand during this text.” — Symposium

“…a contribution to ontology within the Heideggerian culture. it's also a huge addition to the literature on environmental philosophy … The booklet will curiosity greater than phenomenologists and should profit these preoccupied with the surroundings and the matter of landfill pollution.” — Comptes Rendus

“This booklet is written gracefully and engagingly. Trash is an incredibly revealing lens on modern tradition. Kennedy’s strategy is incisive with no being zealous and important with no being negative.” — Albert Borgmann, writer of genuine American Ethics: Taking accountability for Our Country

“I quite cherished the dialogue of quickly meals, Heidegger, embodiment, and town. there's a lot that's fast and wonderful within the issues coated, telling and insightful within the multileveled critique of modernity.” — Drew Leder, writer of Sparks of the Divine: discovering suggestion in Our daily World

Greg Kennedy is an self reliant pupil and obtained his PhD in Philosophy from the collage of Ottawa.

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