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Inanimation: Theories of Inorganic Life

David Wills

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698820
eISBN:
9781452954301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698820.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Inanimation is the third volume in a series of attempts to analyze the technology of the human. Following Prosthesis (1995), where our attachment to “external” objects was traced back to a necessity ... More


The Posthuman Promise of the Earth

Philippe Lynes

in Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279500
eISBN:
9780823281558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279500.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In the last interview before his death, Derrida claimed that the concept of survivance or living-on informed the entirety of his work. This chapter attempts to develop this notion in order to ... More


Introduction: Doubled Lives

David Wills

in Inanimation: Theories of Inorganic Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698820
eISBN:
9781452954301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698820.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The introduction’s commentary of François Jacob’s Logic of Life underlines science’s difficulty in defining life, and opens the perspective of the irreducible “lifedeath” posited by Derrida, as well ... More


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