Materialism

Author(s): Terry Eagleton

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In this eye-opening, intellectually stimulating appreciation of a fascinating school of philosophy, Terry Eagleton makes a powerful argument that materialism is at the center of today's important scientific and cultural as well as philosophical debates, following the inroads being made by contemporary neuroscience on such issues as the nature of consciousness, the body's role in cognition, and the existence of mental states. The author reveals entirely fresh ways of considering the values and beliefs of three very different materialists-Marx, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein-drawing striking comparisons between their philosophies while reflecting on a wide array of topics, from ideology and history to language, ethics, and the aesthetic. Cogently demonstrating how it is our bodies and corporeal activity that make thought and consciousness possible, Eagleton's book is a valuable exposition on philosophic thought that strikes to the heart of how we think about ourselves and live in the world.

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"He has lost neither his bracing self-certainty nor his caustic sense of humour... Eagleton's central argument is straightforward and suggestive."-Josh Cohen, New Statesman -- Josh Cohen New Statesman

Terry Eagleton is distinguished professor of English literature, University of Lancaster, and the author of more than fifty books spanning the fields of literary theory, postmodernism, politics, ideology, and religion. He lives in Northern Ireland.

General Fields

  • : 9780300218800
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : January 2017
  • : 210mm X 140mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2017
  • : books

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  • : Terry Eagleton
  • : Hardback
  • : 217
  • : 146.3
  • : 224