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Author Garcia, Tristan, 1981- author
Title Vie intense. English
Letting be. Volume I, The life intense : a modern obsession / Tristan Garcia ; translated by Abigail RayAlexander, Christopher RayAlexander and Jon Cogburn
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press Ltd, [2018]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  BD435 .G3213 2018    AVAILABLE    30520020870680
 RCHSS Library  BD435 G216 2018    AVAILABLE    30560400671738
Descript xxviii, 162 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Speculative realism
Speculative realism
Note Originally published in French as: La vie intense: une obsession modern. Paris : Autrement, ©2016
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-156) and index
1. An Image -- 2. An Idea -- 3. A Concept -- 4. A Moral Ideal -- 5. An Ethical Ideal -- 6. An Opposing Concept -- 7. An Opposing Idea -- 8. An Opposing Image
"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 two books look at politics and metaphysics respectively."--Publisher's description
Subject Conduct of life
Life. fast (OCoLC)fst01198505
Alt Author RayAlexander, Abigail, translator
RayAlexander, Christopher, 1983- translator
Cogburn, Jon, translator
Alt Title Life intense : a modern obsession
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