Materialism

Materialism

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Publisher's Synopsis

A brilliant introduction to the philosophical concept of materialism and its relevance to contemporary science and culture

In this eye-opening, intellectually stimulating appreciation of a fascinating school of philosophy, Terry Eagleton makes a powerful argument that materialism is at the center of today's important scientific and cultural as well as philosophical debates. The author reveals entirely fresh ways of considering the values and beliefs of three very different materialists-Marx, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein-drawing striking comparisons between their philosophies while reflecting on a wide array of topics, from ideology and history to language, ethics, and the aesthetic. Cogently demonstrating how it is our bodies and corporeal activity that make thought and consciousness possible, Eagleton's book is a valuable exposition on philosophic thought that strikes to the heart of how we think about ourselves and live in the world.

Book information

ISBN: 9780300246629
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: Yale University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 146.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: x, 176
Weight: 174g
Height: 130mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 15mm