The Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy

2014.08.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Scott M. Campbell and Paul W. Bruno, The Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 2013, 267pp., $37.95
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2014.08.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Scott M. Campbell and Paul W. Bruno, The Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 2013, 267pp., $37.95 (pbk), 9781472591586. Reviewed by Keith Ansell-Pearson, University of Warwick In their Introduction the editors state that they wish this book to help restore life to a fundamental place within philosophical discourse and practice. It is an ambitious collection of essays of mixed quality that aims to retrieve and extend the work of the classical philosophers of life, notably Nietzsche, Dilthey, and Bergson. In large part, the volume succeeds in the tasks it has set itself, and it deserves to stimulate wide-ranging debates on the category of life as it concerns matters of ontology, science, and politics. If I have one major criticism it is that the essays do not sufficiently engage with one another, and as a result one is left with a series of largely juxtaposed sections. Having said. . .

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