By Greg Kennedy

A philosophical exploration of the complex nature of the disposable.

Plastic baggage, newspapers, pizza bins, razors, watches, diapers, toothbrushes … What makes something disposable? Which of its houses permits us to regard it as though it didn't subject, or as though it truly lacked topic? Why achieve this many gadgets 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 international of gadgets tired of significant actual presence. hence, they develop into interpreted as beings that in some way basically lack being, and exist in our technological international in basic terms to vanish. Kennedy explores this complicated nature and appears for chances of salutary change.

“…Kennedy deals a well timed intervention that would be of curiosity to many. particularly, it sort of feels as if philosophers, ecologists, environmentalists and members or team of comparable ilk might 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 booklet will curiosity greater than phenomenologists and should gain these preoccupied with the surroundings and the matter of landfill pollution.” — Comptes Rendus

“This ebook is written gracefully and engagingly. Trash is a shockingly revealing lens on modern tradition. Kennedy’s strategy is incisive with out being zealous and demanding with out being negative.” — Albert Borgmann, writer of genuine American Ethics: Taking accountability for Our Country

“I fairly beloved the dialogue of quickly foodstuff, Heidegger, embodiment, and the town. there's a lot that's fast and incredible within the concerns lined, telling and insightful within the multileveled critique of modernity.” — Drew Leder, writer of Sparks of the Divine: discovering idea in Our daily World

Greg Kennedy is an self sustaining pupil and obtained his PhD in Philosophy from the collage of Ottawa.

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