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Life: Genesis of a Metaphysical Paradigm

Davide Tarizzo

in Life: A Modern Invention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Examines the emergence and the metaphysical meaning of “autonomous life” in the fields of philosophy (Kant, Fichte, Schelling) and of biology (from Darwin to Dawkins), then explaining where, why and ... More


Us: On the Use and Abuse of Life for History

Davide Tarizzo

in Life: A Modern Invention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Considers the repercussions of such a metaphysical framework in political history, with special emphasis on Nazism and contemporary trends in political theory and practices


Modernity: The Threshold of Autonomy

Davide Tarizzo

in Life: A Modern Invention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Considers the emergence and the meaning of “autonomy” in modern philosophy, by paying special attention to the Kantian turn and its aftermath.


Life: A Modern Invention

Davide Tarizzo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The word “biology” was first used to describe the scientific study of life in 1802, and as Davide Tarizzo demonstrates, our understanding of what being alive means is an equally recent invention. ... More


A Savage Ontology

Davide Tarizzo

in Life: A Modern Invention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The underlying idea is that “life” is a metaphysical notion, not a scientific one, and that this notion has permeated both the European and the Anglophone traditions of thought


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