Book ID: CBB178727188

Organism and Environment: Inheritance and Subjectivity in the Life Sciences (2017)


Winslow, Russell (Author)

Lexington Books

Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 246
Language: English

Organism and Environment performs an examination into the way the contemporary life sciences are heralding a revolution of the most basic philosophical concepts of the Western world. Analyzing recent research in microbiology and evolution theory, the present book argues that these discourses are adding their voices to a growing chorus which is announcing a disruption, if not an end, to the understanding of the order of the world articulated in humanism. What does it mean to be a living substance? Are there such things as living individuals? How are living beings free? The discourses of microbiology, the medical sciences and evolution theory are revealing a living organism that escapes the limited frame that Enlightenment humanism has traditionally used to answer these (and other) ontological questions. Appealing to the theoretical lenses provided by Michel Foucault, Hans Georg Gadamer and Gilles Deleuze, Organism and Environment offers an interpretation of the way the contemporary life sciences are giving articulation to a posthuman ontological order.

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Jablonka, Eva
Blount, Zachary D.
Markus Scholz
Sean Erwin
John L. Ingraham
Idema, Tommy
Journal of the History of Biology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Science-Fiction Studies
Humanities and Technology Review
History of the Human Sciences
University of Calgary (Canada)
Miami University
Harvard University Press
Science fiction
Foucault, Michel
Margulis, Lynn
Deleuze, Gilles
VanderMeer, Jeff
Bear, Gregory Dale
Pauling, Linus Carl
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
20th century, early
19th century

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