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Bizarre-Privileged Items in the Universe - The Logic of Likeness (Hardcover) Loot Price: R543
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Bizarre-Privileged Items in the Universe - The Logic of Likeness (Hardcover): Paul North

Bizarre-Privileged Items in the Universe - The Logic of Likeness (Hardcover)

Paul North

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An imaginative new theory of likeness that ranges widely across history and subjects, from physics and evolution to psychology, language, and art A butterfly is like another butterfly. A butterfly is also like a leaf and at the same time like a paper airplane, an owl's face, a scholar flying from book to book. The most disparate things approach one another in a butterfly, the sort of dense nodule of likeness that Roger Caillois once proposed calling a "bizarre-privileged item." In response, critical theorist Paul North proposes a spiritual exercise: imagine a universe made up solely of likenesses. There are no things, only traits acting according to the law of series, here and there a thick overlap that appears "bizarre." Centuries of thought have fixated on the concept of difference. This book offers a theory that begins from likeness, where, at any instant, a vast array of series proliferates and remote regions come into contact. Bizarre-Privileged Items in the Universe follows likenesses as they traverse physics and the physical universe; evolution and evolutionary theory; psychology and the psyche; sociality, language, and art. Divergent sources from an eccentric history help give shape to a new trans-science, "homeotics."

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Imprint: Zone Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2021
First published: 2021
Authors: Paul North
Dimensions: 229 x 165 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-1-942130-46-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary theory
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Semiology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social theory
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > History of ideas, intellectual history
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
LSN: 1-942130-46-5
Barcode: 9781942130468

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