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Author Onfray, Michel, 1959- author

Title A hedonist manifesto : the power to exist / Michel Onfray ; translated with an introduction by Joseph McClellan
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
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Series Insurrections: critical studies in religion, politics, and culture
Contents Table of Contents ; Translator's Introduction; Preface ; Part I. An Alternative Method; 1. A Philosophical Side Path; 2. Bodily Reason; 3. A Philosophical Life; Part II. An Elective Ethics; 4. An Atheological Morality; 5. A Rule of Immanent Play; 6. A Hedonist Intersubjectivity; Part III. Solar Erotics; 7. The Ascetic Ideal; 8. A Libertarian Libido; 9. Carnal Hospitality; Part IV. A Cynical Aesthetic; 10. An Archipelagic Logic; 11. A Psychopathology of Art; 12. A Playful Art; Part V. A Promethean Bioethics; 13. De-Christianized Flesh; 14. An Art of Artifice; 15. The Faustian Body
Part VI. Libertarian Politics16. Mapping Poverty; 17. Hedonist Politics; 18. A Practice of Resistance; Notes; Index
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 20, 2015)
Subject Hedonism.
Philosophy, Modern -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author McClellan, Joseph, translator, author of introduction
ISBN 0231538367 (electronic bk)
9780231538367 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Puissance d'exister. English