Barbarism (Continuum Impacts)

Barbarism (Continuum Impacts)


Barbarism represents acritique, from the point of view of Michel Henry's certain philosophy of lifestyles, ofthe expanding power of technological know-how and expertise to wreck the roots ofculture and the worth of the person man or woman. For Henry, barbarismis the results of a devaluation of human existence and tradition that could betraced again to the unfold of quantification, the medical strategy andtechnology over all elements of recent lifestyles. The ebook develops a compellingcritique of capitalism, expertise and schooling and gives a powerfulinsight into the political implications of Henry's paintings. It additionally opens up a newdialogue with different influential cultural critics, corresponding to Marx, Husserl, and Heidegger.

First released in French in 1987, Barbarismaroused nice curiosity in addition to virulent feedback. this day the bookreveals what for Henry is a merciless truth: the tragic feeling of powerlessnessexperienced through the classy individual. notably he argues for the importanceof returning to philosophy to be able to examine the basis factors ofbarbarism in our world.

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