Philosophy in the Age of Science and Capital (Transversals: New Directions in Philosophy)

By Gregory Dale Adamson

Based on an unique synthesis of the paintings of Marx and Bergson, the most important theorists of capitalism and creativity, the booklet provides an unbelievable research of up to date technology and capital. Exploring specifically genetics, evolutionary thought, commodification and sophistication recognition, Philosophy within the Age of technological know-how and Capital injects existence again into modern politics, ethics and aesthetics.

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