By Greg Kennedy
Plastic luggage, newspapers, pizza packing containers, razors, watches, diapers, toothbrushes … What makes a specific thing disposable? Which of its houses permits us to regard it as though it didn't topic, or as though it really lacked topic? Why achieve this many items 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 which means of disposable gadgets and explores the character of our prodigious refuse. he is taking trash as a true ontological challenge due to our unsettled relation to nature. The metaphysical force from immanence to transcendence leaves us in an alien international of items tired of significant actual presence. accordingly, they develop into interpreted as beings that someway basically lack being, and exist in our technological global basically to vanish. Kennedy explores this troublesome nature and appears for chances of salutary change.
“…Kennedy deals a well timed intervention that may be of curiosity to many. specifically, it kind of feels as if philosophers, ecologists, environmentalists and contributors or team 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 massive addition to the literature on environmental philosophy … The ebook will curiosity greater than phenomenologists and should profit these preoccupied with the surroundings and the matter of landfill pollution.” — Comptes Rendus
“This publication is written gracefully and engagingly. Trash is an incredibly revealing lens on modern tradition. Kennedy’s method is incisive with out being zealous and significant with out being negative.” — Albert Borgmann, writer of actual American Ethics: Taking accountability for Our Country
“I quite beloved the dialogue of speedy nutrients, Heidegger, embodiment, and town. there's a lot that's quick and fantastic within the concerns coated, telling and insightful within the multileveled critique of modernity.” — Drew Leder, writer of Sparks of the Divine: discovering notion in Our daily World
Greg Kennedy is an autonomous student and got his PhD in Philosophy from the college of Ottawa.
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