Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis and Rationality

2016.12.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Catherine Malabou, Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis and Rationality, Carolyn Shread (tr.), Polity, 2016, 223pp., $24.95 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.12.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Catherine Malabou, Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis and Rationality, Carolyn Shread (tr.), Polity, 2016, 223pp., $24.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780745691510. Reviewed by Christopher Watkin, Monash University Some of the most exhilarating philosophical reads, as well as some of the most important and memorable, combine three elements relatively simple to achieve in isolation but rarely found together: sinuous and detailed engagement with texts and ideas, an authoritative and expansive breadth, and a clear, concisely expressed main idea. This book delivers on all three fronts. Its main idea is that epigenesis offers us a new way of understanding the Kantian transcendental and a new paradigm for philosophy in general. Its breadth is extensive, ranging over Kant, Heidegger, Quentin Meillassoux, eighteenth century biology, contemporary neurobiology and the present state and future prospects of European philosophy. Its sinuous. . .

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