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Futures of Life Death on Earth: Derrida's General Ecology

by Philippe Lynes Rowman & Littlefield International
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This book offers the first philosophical treatment of biocultural sustainability and eco-deconstruction, presenting the most developed treatment of the notions of survival and life death in Derrida to date.

Introduction: General Text, Death and Time / 1. Survivance and General Ecology / 2. Transcendence and the Surviving Present / 3. Resistance and Ex-appropriation: Letting Life Live-On / 4. Animmanence: Life Death & The Passion and Perpetual Detour of Difference / 5.: Biopolitics and Double Affirmation: Step/nots Beyond an Ecology of the Commons / Bibliography / Notes

Drawing, with both precision and breadth, on the work of multiple theorists, Lynes develops what he calls a GÇ£general ecologyn++? based on the work of Jacques Derrida. This is a timely study, a book with and for a future.

Philippe Lynes is a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study and the Department of English Studies at Durham University. He held the 2017-8 Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Environmental Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, and earned his PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. Lynes's research situates itself at the intersections of contemporary continental philosophy and the environmental humanities. He is the author of Futures of Life Death on Earth: Derrida's General Ecology forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield International, and co-editor (with Matthias Fritsch and David Wood) of Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy (Fordham University Press, 2018). He is also a translator of French philosophy, with a translation of and introduction to Jacques Derrida's Advances published in 2017 with the University of Minnesota Press. He is currently working on his second book Dearth: Eco-Deconstruction after Speculative Realism on Blanchot, Derrida and Heidegger.