The Resource What's these worlds coming to?, (ebook)

What's these worlds coming to?, (ebook)

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What's these worlds coming to?
Title
What's these worlds coming to?
Title variation
Dans quels mondes vivons-nous?
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eng
Summary
Our contemporary challenge, according to Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurelien Barrau, is that a new world has stolen up on us. We no longer live in a world, but in worlds. We do not live in a universe anymore, but rather in a multi-verse. We no longer create; we appropriate and montage. And we no longer build sovereign, hierarchical political institutions; we form local assemblies and networks of cross-national assemblages- and we do this at the same time as we form multinational corporations that no longer pay taxes to the state. In such a time, one of the world's most eminent philosophers and an emerging astrophysicist return to the ancient art of cosmology. Nancy and Barrau's work is a study of life, plural worlds, and what the authors call the struction or rebuilding of these worlds. Nancy and Barrau invite us on an uncharted walk into barely known worlds when an everyday French idiom, "What's this world coming to?," is used to question our conventional thinking about the world. We soon find ourselves living among heaps of odd bits and pieces that are amassing without any unifying force or center, living not only in a time of ruin and fragmentation but in one of rebuilding. Astrophysicist Aurelien Barrau articulates a major shift in the paradigm of contemporary physics from a universe to a multi-verse. Meanwhile, Jean-Luc Nancy's essay "Of Struction" is a contemporary comment on the project of deconstruction and French poststructuralist thought. Together Barrau and Nancy argue that contemporary thought has shifted from deconstruction to what they carefully call the struction of disorder
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Nancy, Jean-Luc
Dewey number
110
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Barrau, Aurâelien
  • Holloway, Travis
  • hoopla digital
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  • Cosmology
  • Metaphysics
  • Deconstruction
  • Cosmology
  • Poststructuralism
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adult
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What's these worlds coming to?, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780823263356
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11820863
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remote
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11820863
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MWT11820863
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
What's these worlds coming to?, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823263356
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11820863
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11820863
System control number
MWT11820863
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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