Philosophy and the Adventure of the Virtual (Paperback)
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Philosophy and the Adventure of the Virtual (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 27/09/2001
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With the development of new technologies and the Internet, the notion of the virtual has grown increasingly important. In this lucid collection of essays, Pearson bridges the continental-analytic divide in philosophy, bringing the virtual to centre stage and arguing its importance for re-thinking such central philosophical questions as time and life. Drawing on philosophers from Bergson, Kant and Nietzsche to Proust, Russell, Dennett and Badiou, Pearson examines the limits of continuity, explores relativity, and offers a concept of creative evolution.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415237284
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm


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'My favourite book of the past year was Philosophy and the Adventure of the Virtual' - Jack Chapman, The Observer

'A marvellous display of philosophical reflection that tackles the major issues with a rarely seen level of metaphysical insight and maturity of thought. It has raised the level of debate in this field by several notches.' - John Mullarkey, University of Sunderland

'Constitutes one of the most sustained engagements with the 'virtual' to date.' - Critical and Cultural Theory

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