By Greg Kennedy

A philosophical exploration of the complicated nature of the disposable.

Plastic luggage, newspapers, pizza containers, razors, watches, diapers, toothbrushes … What makes something disposable? Which of its houses permits us to regard it as though it didn't topic, or as though it truly lacked topic? Why achieve this many items 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 items 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 global of gadgets tired of significant actual presence. accordingly, they develop into interpreted as beings that by some means basically lack being, and exist in our technological global simply to vanish. Kennedy explores this complex nature and appears for chances of salutary change.

“…Kennedy deals a well timed intervention that may be of curiosity to many. particularly, it kind of feels as if philosophers, ecologists, environmentalists and contributors or crew 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 a big addition to the literature on environmental philosophy … The ebook will curiosity greater than phenomenologists and may 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 out being zealous and important with no being negative.” — Albert Borgmann, writer of genuine American Ethics: Taking accountability for Our Country

“I relatively beloved the dialogue of quickly nutrients, Heidegger, embodiment, and town. there's a lot that's quick and outstanding within the issues lined, telling and insightful within the multileveled critique of modernity.” — Drew Leder, writer of Sparks of the Divine: discovering proposal in Our daily World

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

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