Waste: A Philosophy of Things

Waste: A Philosophy of Things

William Viney


Why are humans so attracted to what they and others throw away? This booklet exhibits how this curiosity in what we discard is way from new - it's indispensable to how we make, construct and describe our lived setting. As this wide-ranging new learn finds, waste has been a polarizing subject for millennia and has been handled as a wealthy source by means of artists, writers, philosophers and designers.

Drawing at the works of Giorgio Agamben, T.S. Eliot, Jacques Derrida, Martin Heidegger, James Joyce, Bruno Latour and so on, Waste: A Philosophy of Things investigates the complexities of waste in sculpture, literature and structure. It lines a brand new philosophy of items from the traditional to the fashionable and should be of curiosity to these operating in cultural and literary stories, archaeology, structure and continental philosophy.

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