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Inanimation

by David Wills | 25 March 2016
Category: Science Academic
Synopsis
Inanimation is the third book by author David Wills to analyze the technology of the human. In Prosthesis, Wills traced our human attachment to external objects back to a necessity within the body itself. In Dorsality, he explored how technology is understood to function behind or before the human. Inanimation proceeds by taking literally the idea of inanimate or inorganic forms of life. Starting from a seemingly na\u00efve question about what it means to say texts \u201clive on\u201d or have a \u201clife of their own,\u201d Inanimation develops a new theory of the inanimate.Inanimation offers a fresh account of what life is and the ethical and political consequences that follow from this conception. Inspired by Walter Benjamin\u2019s observation that \u201cthe idea of life and afterlife in works of art should be regarded with an entirely unmetaphorical objectivity,\u201d the book challenges the coherence and limitations of \u201cwhat lives,\u201d arguing that there is no clear opposition between a live animate and dead inanimate. Wills identifies three major forms of inorganic life: autobiography, translation, and resonance. Informed by Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze, he explores these forms through wide-ranging case studies. He brings his panoptic vision to bear on thinkers (Descartes, Freud, Derrida, Benjamin, Carl Schmitt, Jean-Luc Nancy, Roland Barthes), writers and poets (H\u00e9l\u00e8ne Cixous, Paul Celan, William Carlos Williams, Ernst J\u00fcnger, James Joyce, Georges Bataille), and visual artists (Jean-Fran\u00e7ois Millet, Jean-Luc Godard, Paul Klee). With panache and gusto, Wills discovers life-forms well beyond textual remainders and translations, in such disparate \u201cplaces\u201d as the act of thinking, the death drive, poetic blank space, recorded bird songs, the technology of warfare, and the heart stopped by love.
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Synopsis
Inanimation is the third book by author David Wills to analyze the technology of the human. In Prosthesis, Wills traced our human attachment to external objects back to a necessity within the body itself. In Dorsality, he explored how technology is understood to function behind or before the human. Inanimation proceeds by taking literally the idea of inanimate or inorganic forms of life. Starting from a seemingly na\u00efve question about what it means to say texts \u201clive on\u201d or have a \u201clife of their own,\u201d Inanimation develops a new theory of the inanimate.Inanimation offers a fresh account of what life is and the ethical and political consequences that follow from this conception. Inspired by Walter Benjamin\u2019s observation that \u201cthe idea of life and afterlife in works of art should be regarded with an entirely unmetaphorical objectivity,\u201d the book challenges the coherence and limitations of \u201cwhat lives,\u201d arguing that there is no clear opposition between a live animate and dead inanimate. Wills identifies three major forms of inorganic life: autobiography, translation, and resonance. Informed by Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze, he explores these forms through wide-ranging case studies. He brings his panoptic vision to bear on thinkers (Descartes, Freud, Derrida, Benjamin, Carl Schmitt, Jean-Luc Nancy, Roland Barthes), writers and poets (H\u00e9l\u00e8ne Cixous, Paul Celan, William Carlos Williams, Ernst J\u00fcnger, James Joyce, Georges Bataille), and visual artists (Jean-Fran\u00e7ois Millet, Jean-Luc Godard, Paul Klee). With panache and gusto, Wills discovers life-forms well beyond textual remainders and translations, in such disparate \u201cplaces\u201d as the act of thinking, the death drive, poetic blank space, recorded bird songs, the technology of warfare, and the heart stopped by love.
€36.39
109 Reward Points
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Product Details

ISBN - 9780816698868
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Published - 25/03/2016
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Literature, Literary Reference & Essays, All, Books, Education, Science Academic
No. of Pages - 328
Weight - 438
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Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
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