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Emanuele Coccia - Sensible Life: A Micro-ontology of the Image - 9780823267415 - V9780823267415
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Sensible Life: A Micro-ontology of the Image

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Description for Sensible Life: A Micro-ontology of the Image Hardback. This book is a rehabilitation sensibility. It defines what we call sensibility or sensible life by defining the ontological status of images. It shows that images have an intermediate ontological status and exist in an autonomous sphere. It also explores our interactions with images in dream, fashion and language. Translator(s): Stuart, Scott; Attell, Kevin. Series: Commonalities. Num Pages: 126 pages. BIC Classification: HPCF3; HPM; HPN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 3887 x 5817 x 15. Weight in Grams: 363.

We like to imagine ourselves as rational beings who think and speak, yet to live means first and foremost to look, taste, feel, or smell the world around us. But sensibility is not just a faculty: We are sensible objects both to ourselves and to others, and our life is through and through a sensible life.
This book, now translated into five languages, rehabilitates sensible existence from its marginalization at the hands of modern philosophy, theology, and politics. Coccia begins by defining the ontological status of images. Not just an internal modification of our consciousness, an image has an ... Read more

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Fordham University Press United States
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About Emanuele Coccia
Emanuele Coccia is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the EHESS in Paris. He is the author of Sensible Life: A Micro-Ontology of the Image. With Giorgio Agamben, he is editor of a comprehensive anthology of texts on angels across the Abrahamic traditions.

Reviews for Sensible Life: A Micro-ontology of the Image
"La vita sensibile (2011) is Emanuele Coccia's first book to be translated into English. Rendered as Sensible Life: a micro-ontology of the image, it comes with an insightful prologue by Kevin Attell, and it belongs to the excellent "Commonalities" series edited by Timothy Campbell...Sensible Life is not a book about the ontology of the image in the pictorial or phenomenological ... Read more

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