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By Greg Kennedy

A philosophical exploration of the troublesome nature of the disposable.

Plastic luggage, newspapers, pizza containers, razors, watches, diapers, toothbrushes … What makes something disposable? Which of its homes permits us to regard it as though it didn't topic, or as though it really 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 gadgets 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. therefore, they develop into interpreted as beings that one way or the other primarily lack being, and exist in our technological international in simple terms to vanish. Kennedy explores this complicated nature and appears for chances of salutary change.

“…Kennedy deals a well timed intervention that might be of curiosity to many. particularly, it kind of feels as if philosophers, ecologists, environmentalists and members or team of comparable ilk could 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 an enormous addition to the literature on environmental philosophy … The e-book will curiosity greater than phenomenologists and may profit these preoccupied with the surroundings and the matter of landfill pollution.” — Comptes Rendus

“This e-book is written gracefully and engagingly. Trash is an incredibly revealing lens on modern tradition. Kennedy’s procedure 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 rather beloved the dialogue of quickly meals, Heidegger, embodiment, and the town. there's a lot that's quick and wonderful within the concerns 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 sustaining pupil and got his PhD in Philosophy from the collage of Ottawa.

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