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Author Moser, Keith, author.

Title The encyclopedic philosophy of Michel Serres : writing the modern world and anticipating the future / Keith Moser
Edition First edition
Published Augusta, Georgia : Anaphora Literary Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (263 pages)
Contents Introduction -- The dawning of the age of information -- Anticipating the deleterious effect of our parasitic relationship with the universe: envisioning a more ecocentric way of being in an interdependent and interconneted biosphere -- The inception of the exo-Darwinian, Hominescent epoch: rethinging and reshaping the gobal village -- (Re)Envisioning technology and sciene to imaging a better world of tomorrow -- Espousing the principles of gobal ctizenship and interculturality to foster peace -- Conclusion
Summary "This monograph represents the first comprehensive study dedicated to the interdisciplinary French philosopher Michel Serres. As the title of this project unequivocally suggests, Serres's prolific body of work paints a rending portrait of what it means for a sentient being to live in the modern world. This book reflects Serres's profound conviction that 'philosopher c'est anticiper'/ 'to philosophize (about something) is to anticipate' (Philosophie Magazine). According to Serres, a philosopher is someone who possesses an extremely broad base of knowledge coupled with the uncanny ability to envision what might transpire based upon his or her astute observations concerning phenomena that are already starting to unfold in a given society. Serres's explanation of what engaging in philosophical inquiry entails encourages us to imagine all of the present and future ramifications of certain trajectories that are clearly visible all around us. From 1968 to the present, Serres has been generating forceful, 'prophetic' visions in his works that mingle philosophy, religion, theology, contemporary science, and literature"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Serres, Michel -- Criticism and interpretation
Serres, Michel.
Knowledge, Theory of.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781681142494