Waste : A Philosophy of Things Hardback
Why are people so interested in what they and others throw away?
This book shows how this interest in what we discard is far from new - it is integral to how we make, build and describe our lived environment.
As this wide-ranging new study reveals, waste has been a polarizing topic for millennia and has been treated as a rich resource by artists, writers, philosophers and architects.
Drawing on the works of Giorgio Agamben, T.S. Eliot, Jacques Derrida, Martin Heidegger, James Joyce, Bruno Latour and many others, Waste: A Philosophy of Things investigates the complexities of waste in sculpture, literature and architecture.
It traces a new philosophy of things from the ancient to the modern and will be of interest to those working in cultural and literary studies, archaeology, architecture and continental philosophy.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 240 pages, 24 illus
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 22/05/2014
- Category: Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology
- ISBN: 9781472527578