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The Resource The life intense : a modern obsession, Tristan Garcia ; translated by Abigail RayAlexander, Christopher RayAlexander, Jon Cogburn

The life intense : a modern obsession, Tristan Garcia ; translated by Abigail RayAlexander, Christopher RayAlexander, Jon Cogburn

Label
The life intense : a modern obsession
Title
The life intense
Title remainder
a modern obsession
Statement of responsibility
Tristan Garcia ; translated by Abigail RayAlexander, Christopher RayAlexander, Jon Cogburn
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Our lives today are oppressed by the demand that we live, feel and experience with ever greater intensity. We are enticed to try exotic flavours and smells; urged to enjoy a wide range of sexual experiences; pushed to engage in extreme sports and recreational drugs - all in the pursuit of some new, unheard-of intensity. Tristan Garcia argues that such intensity rarely lives up to its promise. It always comes at a price: one that defines the ethical predicament of contemporary life. The notion of intensity was the hidden key to Garcia's landmark book 'Form and Object.' In 'The Life Intense,' the first part of his ambitious 'Letting Be' trilogy, he begins to develop it in detail. This first book focuses on ethics; the forthcoming volumes will be devoted to politics and then metaphysics
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1981-
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Garcia, Tristan
Dewey number
  • 179.8
  • 179.8
  • 179.8
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
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1983-
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  • RayAlexander, Abigail
  • RayAlexander, Christopher
  • Cogburn, Jon
Series statement
Speculative realism
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  • Ethics
  • Conduct of life
  • Society
Target audience
specialized
Label
The life intense : a modern obsession, Tristan Garcia ; translated by Abigail RayAlexander, Christopher RayAlexander, Jon Cogburn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781474437127
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781474437127
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The life intense : a modern obsession, Tristan Garcia ; translated by Abigail RayAlexander, Christopher RayAlexander, Jon Cogburn
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781474437127
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781474437127
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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