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On Time, Being, and Hunger

Juan Manuel Garrido

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780823239351
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823239399 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.001.0001

Series: Forms of Living (FUP)

On Time, Being, and Hunger

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The unprecedented proliferation of discourses and techniques concerning the living being has left philosophy in a stupefying situation. We no longer know what phenomenon deserves to be called “life,” and we no longer know how to ask the question “what is life?” The traditional way of understanding life as self-appropriating and self-organizing process of not ceasing to be, of taking care of one's own hunger, is challenged. This challenge entails questioning fundamental concepts of metaphysical thinking, namely, time, finality, and above all being and existing. In this study, the author proposes some basics elements for the question concerning life through readings of Aristotle, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida; through the discussion of scientific breakthroughs in thermodynamics and evolutionary and developmental biology; and through the re-examination of the notion of hunger in both its metaphysical and its political implications.

Keywords: Time; Being; hunger; phenomenology; ontology; life; life sciences; Aristotle; Heidegger

Book.  144 pages. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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