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A Hedonist Manifesto: The Power to Exist

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Description for A Hedonist Manifesto: The Power to Exist Hardback. Translator(s): McClellan, Joseph. Series: Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture. Num Pages: 232 pages. BIC Classification: HPC; HPJ; HPQ; HPS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 210 x 140. Weight in Grams: 454.
Michael Onfray passionately defends the potential of hedonism to resolve the dislocations and disconnections of our melancholy age. In a sweeping survey of history's engagement with and rejection of the body, he exposes the sterile conventions that prevent us from realizing a more immediate, ethical, and embodied life. He then lays the groundwork for both a radical and constructive politics of the body that adds to debates over morality, equality, sexual relations, and social engagement, demonstrating how philosophy, and not just modern scientism, can contribute to a humanistic ethics. Onfray attacks Platonic idealism and its manifestation in Judaic, Christian, ... Read more

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Columbia University Press United States
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About Michel Onfray
Michel Onfray is a French philosopher and public intellectual who founded and teaches at the free Popular University of Caen. He has written more than sixty books, many of them best sellers, including Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism, and Islam and the award-winning Sculpting the Self. Joseph McClellan earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University and has ... Read more

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A Hedonist Manifesto is a finely wrought and far-sweeping book by an author who has established himself as a voice of wit and acuity in contemporary debates surrounding atheism and the revival of a general Epicurean/Lucretian sensibility. Michel Onfray's writing is lucid and digestible, while the sense of immediate social and cultural relevance remains paramount. He stands out as uniquely ... Read more

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