Review of Francesca Ferrando, ‘Philosophical Posthumanism’

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Thomas, A. 2020. Review of Francesca Ferrando, ‘Philosophical Posthumanism’. Theory, Culture and Society Website Reviews.
AuthorsThomas, A.
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Francesca Ferrando’s Philosophical Posthumanism is an erudite and important contribution to the growing field of Posthumanist literature. For Ferrando philosophical posthumanism comprises post-humanism, post-anthropocentricism and post-dualism. A significant facet of the book’s worth derives from its expert uncovering of the genealogy of posthumanism and its identification of the similarities to and differences from related movements. There remains a tension within the book between its stated aims of mediation and praxis, as well as its professed perspectivism and its grasping for transcendental truth within the quantum realm. The notions of post-anthropocentricism and post-dualism would benefit from further development and specificity. Nevertheless, this is an exciting, inspiring and at times dizzying book that successfully identifies the urgency of posthumanist thought in a world increasingly beleaguered by legacies of Western humanist practices.

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Year2020
PublisherSAGE Publications
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