French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour

2016.10.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Watkin, French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour,
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2016.10.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Watkin, French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, 258pp., $93.90 (hbk), ISBN 9781474414739. Reviewed by Burhanuddin Baki, Universiti Sains Malaysia Christopher Watkin's book is devoted to understanding and exploring two particular questions, each forming its own knotted cluster of problems and dilemmas. The first question concerns the definition of the human. What is the human, and what are its essential properties? How might one go about constructing such a definition or formulating those essential properties? These are all central and ancient problems, dating back to early philosophical thinking. In his Introduction, Watkin catalogues the various invocations and reformulations of these issues in the history of thought. Certainly anyone who is interested in understanding the philosophical question of. . .

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