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The Resource Hominescence, Michel Serres ; translated by Randolph Burks

Hominescence, Michel Serres ; translated by Randolph Burks

Label
Hominescence
Title
Hominescence
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Michel Serres ; translated by Randolph Burks
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
According to Michel Serres, a process of 'hominescence' has taken place throughout human history. Hominescence can be described as a type of adolescence; humanity in a state of growing, a state of constant change, on the threshold of something unpredictable. We are destined never to be the same again but what does the future hold? In this innovative and passionately original work of philosophy, Serres describes the future of man as an adolescence, transitioning from childhood to adulthood, or luminescence, when a dark body becomes light. After considering the radical changes that humanity has experienced over the last fifty years, Serres analyzes the new relationship that man has with diverse concepts, like the dead, his own body, agriculture, and new communication networks. He alerts us to the consequences of these changes, particularly on the danger of growing inequalities between rich and poor countries. Should we rejoice in the future, ignore it, or even dread it? Unlike other philosophies that preach doom and gloom, Hominescence calls for us to anticipate the uncertain light of the future. --
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Literary form
essays
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  • Civilization, Modern
  • Human evolution
Label
Hominescence, Michel Serres ; translated by Randolph Burks
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Publication
Note
Originally published by Pommier, Paris, 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deaths. The Body. How Our Body Changed. The First Loop of Hominescence. Three Global Houses. The Greatest Contemporary Discovery. Ego: Who Signs These Pages? The World. The Greatest Contemporary Event. Ancient and New Common Houses. The Evolutionary House. The Second Loop of Hominescence. Who, ego? The Others. The Event of Communication. Contemporary Humanity. The End of Networks: the Universal House. The Third Loop of Hominescence. The Others and the Death of the Ego. Peace
Control code
on1055683826
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781474247863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055683826
Label
Hominescence, Michel Serres ; translated by Randolph Burks
Publication
Note
Originally published by Pommier, Paris, 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Deaths. The Body. How Our Body Changed. The First Loop of Hominescence. Three Global Houses. The Greatest Contemporary Discovery. Ego: Who Signs These Pages? The World. The Greatest Contemporary Event. Ancient and New Common Houses. The Evolutionary House. The Second Loop of Hominescence. Who, ego? The Others. The Event of Communication. Contemporary Humanity. The End of Networks: the Universal House. The Third Loop of Hominescence. The Others and the Death of the Ego. Peace
Control code
on1055683826
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781474247863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055683826

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