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By Greg Kennedy

A philosophical exploration of the complicated nature of the disposable.

Plastic baggage, newspapers, pizza bins, razors, watches, diapers, toothbrushes … What makes a specific thing disposable? Which of its homes permits us to regard it as though it didn't subject, or as though it truly lacked subject? Why achieve this many gadgets seem to us as not anything greater than short flashes among checkout-line and landfill?

In An Ontology of Trash, Greg Kennedy inquires into the which means of disposable gadgets and explores the character of our prodigious refuse. he is taking trash as a true ontological challenge due to our unsettled relation to nature. The metaphysical force from immanence to transcendence leaves us in an alien international of gadgets tired of significant actual presence. for this reason, they turn into interpreted as beings that in some way basically lack being, and exist in our technological international simply to vanish. Kennedy explores this problematical nature and appears for probabilities of salutary change.

“…Kennedy bargains a well timed intervention that might be of curiosity to many. particularly, it kind of feels as if philosophers, ecologists, environmentalists and contributors or staff of comparable ilk might get the main traction from this fabric … there's a lot to understand during this text.” — Symposium

“…a contribution to ontology within the Heideggerian culture. it's also an incredible addition to the literature on environmental philosophy … The e-book will curiosity greater than phenomenologists and should profit these preoccupied with the surroundings and the matter of landfill pollution.” — Comptes Rendus

“This publication is written gracefully and engagingly. Trash is an incredibly revealing lens on modern tradition. Kennedy’s method is incisive with no being zealous and important with out being negative.” — Albert Borgmann, writer of genuine American Ethics: Taking accountability for Our Country

“I quite loved the dialogue of speedy meals, Heidegger, embodiment, and the town. there's a lot that's quick and terrific within the concerns coated, telling and insightful within the multileveled critique of modernity.” — Drew Leder, writer of Sparks of the Divine: discovering notion in Our daily World

Greg Kennedy is an self sufficient student and obtained his PhD in Philosophy from the college of Ottawa.

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