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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]


Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
Series Insurrections: critical studies in religion, politics, and culture
Contents Part 1. An alternative method. A philosophical side path -- Bodily reason -- A philosophical life -- Part 2. An elective ethics. An atheological morality -- A rule of immanent play -- A hedonist intersubjectivity -- Part 3. Solar erotics. The ascetic ideal -- Libertarian libido -- Carnal hospitality -- A cynical aesthetic -- An archipelagic logic -- A psychopathology of art -- A playful art -- Part 5. A promethean bioethics. De-Chiristianized flesh -- An art of artifice -- The Faustian body -- Libertarian politics -- Mapping poverty -- Hedonist politics -- A practice of resistance
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 English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 20, 2015)
Subject Hedonism.
Philosophy, Modern -- 21st century.
Philosophy, Modern.
ontology (metaphysics)
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
Philosophy, Modern.
Philosophy & Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author McClellan, Joseph, translator, writer of introduction
ISBN 9780231538367
Other Titles Puissance d'exister. English