Adventures in Transcendental Materialism (Speculative by Adrian Johnston

By Adrian Johnston

considering Bacon, Gallileo and Descartes within the early seventeenth century, the kin among technology and faith in addition to brain and physique have remained unstable fault strains of clash. The controversies surrounding those relatives are as alive and urgent now as at any aspect over the process the earlier 4 centuries.

Adrian Johnston's transcendental materialism deals a brand new theoretical method of those matters. Arming himself with assets supplied by way of German idealism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, the lifestyles sciences and modern philosophical advancements, Johnston formulates an account of subjectivity that, even though being either materialist and naturalist, does complete justice to humans as irreducible to typical subject on my own. whilst he argues opposed to relapses into idealisms, dualisms and spiritualisms.

Adventures in Transcendental Materialism elaborates Johnston's place via serious engagements with a few of brand new most vital thinkers together with Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou, Catherine Malabou, Jean-Claude Milner, Martin Hägglund, William Connolly, and Jane Bennett.

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