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By Greg Kennedy

A philosophical exploration of the complicated nature of the disposable.

Plastic baggage, 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 accomplish that 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 that means of disposable items and explores the character of our prodigious refuse. he's taking trash as a true ontological challenge as a result of our unsettled relation to nature. The metaphysical force from immanence to transcendence leaves us in an alien international of items tired of significant actual presence. therefore, they turn into interpreted as beings that in some way basically lack being, and exist in our technological international in simple terms to vanish. Kennedy explores this not easy nature and appears for probabilities of salutary change.

“…Kennedy bargains a well timed intervention that may be of curiosity to many. particularly, it kind of feels as if philosophers, ecologists, environmentalists and participants or staff 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 a massive addition to the literature on environmental philosophy … The publication will curiosity greater than phenomenologists and should profit these preoccupied with the surroundings and the matter of landfill pollution.” — Comptes Rendus

“This publication is written gracefully and engagingly. Trash is a shockingly revealing lens on modern tradition. Kennedy’s strategy is incisive with no being zealous and important with out being negative.” — Albert Borgmann, writer of actual American Ethics: Taking accountability for Our Country

“I relatively cherished the dialogue of speedy nutrients, Heidegger, embodiment, and town. there's a lot that's rapid and significant within the concerns coated, 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 autonomous pupil and got his PhD in Philosophy from the collage of Ottawa.

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