Philosophy of Care (Hardback)Boris Groys (author)
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But the discussion of care has a long philosophical tradition. The book retraces some episodes of this tradition - beginning with Plato and ending with Alexander Bogdanov through Hegel, Heidegger, Bataille and many others. The central question discussed is: who should be the subject of care? Should I care for myself or trust the others, the system, the institutions? Here, the concept of the self-care becomes a revolutionary principle that confronts the individual with the dominating mechanisms of control.
Publisher: Verso Books
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 176 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm
Boris Groys has deepened the intellectual project of Art History in ways that will be felt for decades to come. With The Philosophy of Care, he expands and focuses the question of care to encompass the physical and the symbolic, the self and the other, value and life, recognition and recovery. The future is defined by the fragility of life --individual life, collective life and planetary life-- and the omnipresence of death. Groys offers us a new version of 'the common task' that binds us all. -- Benjamin Bratton
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