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Daniel Rueda Garrido

Published On

2021-11-02

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-218-8
Hardback978-1-80064-219-5
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XML978-1-80064-223-2
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Language

  • English

Print Length

352 pages (xiv+338)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 24 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.96" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 29 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.13" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1474g (51.99oz)
Hardback1870g (65.96oz)

OCLC Number

1285171908

LCCN

2020416970

BIC

  • HP
  • PDX
  • HPJ
  • HPCF3

BISAC

  • PHI018000
  • PHI006000
  • SCI075000
  • SOC026040

LCC

  • B2430.S34

Keywords

  • life
  • subjectivity
  • Sartre
  • philosophy
  • ontology
  • phenomenology
  • forms of life
  • identity
  • power
  • conversion
  • intersubjectivity
  • freedom
  • facticity
  • imitation
  • reproduction
  • capitalism
  • art
  • cultural studies
  • psychology
  • anthropology
  • social sciences
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Forms of Life and Subjectivity

Rethinking Sartre’s Philosophy

'Forms of Life and Subjectivity: Rethinking Sartre’s Philosophy' explores the fundamental question of why we act as we do. Informed by an ontological and phenomenological approach, and building mainly, but not exclusively, on the thought of Sartre, Daniel Rueda Garrido considers the concept of a "form of life” as a term that bridges the gap between subjective identity and communities.

This first systematic ontology of "forms of life” seeks to understand why we act in certain ways, and why we cling to certain identities, such as nationalisms, social movements, cultural minorities, racism, or religion. The answer, as Rueda Garrido argues, depends on an understanding of ourselves as "forms of life” that remains sensitive to the relationship between ontology and power, between what we want to be and what we ought to be.

Structured in seven chapters, Rueda Garrido’s investigation yields illuminating and timely discussions of conversion, the constitution of subjectivity as an intersubjective self, the distinction between imitation and reproduction, the relationship between freedom and facticity, and the dialectical process by which two particular ways of being and acting enter into a situation of assimilation-resistance, as exemplified by capitalist and artistic forms of life.

This ambitious and original work will be of great interest to scholars and students of philosophy, social sciences, cultural studies, psychology and anthropology. Its wide-ranging reflection on the human being and society will also appeal to the general reader of philosophy.

Contents

1. The Phenomenological Ontology of Forms of Life

(pp. 35–68)
  • Daniel Rueda Garrido
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0259.01

2. Forms of Life and Ontological Conversion

(pp. 69–100)
  • Daniel Rueda Garrido
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0259.02

3. Habits, Identification and Forms of Life

(pp. 101–122)
  • Daniel Rueda Garrido
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0259.03

4. Forms of Life, Imitation and Conscious Will

(pp. 123–146)
  • Daniel Rueda Garrido
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0259.04

5. Dialectics, Forms of Life and Subjectivity

(pp. 147–174)
  • Daniel Rueda Garrido
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0259.05

6. The Capitalist Form of Life and its Subjectivity

(pp. 175–236)
  • Daniel Rueda Garrido
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0259.06

7. Forms of Life and Subjectivities of Other Communities in the Capitalist Era

(pp. 237–274)
  • Daniel Rueda Garrido
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0259.07

Conclusion

(pp. 275–304)
  • Daniel Rueda Garrido
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0259.08

Preface

(pp. ix–xiv)
  • Daniel Rueda Garrido
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0259.09

Introduction

(pp. 1–34)
  • Daniel Rueda Garrido
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0259.10