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The Resource Kierkegaard after the genome : science, existence, and belief in this world, Ada S. Jaarsma, (electronic resource)

Kierkegaard after the genome : science, existence, and belief in this world, Ada S. Jaarsma, (electronic resource)

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Kierkegaard after the genome : science, existence, and belief in this world
Title
Kierkegaard after the genome
Title remainder
science, existence, and belief in this world
Statement of responsibility
Ada S. Jaarsma
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book brings Søren Kierkegaard's nineteenth-century existentialist project into our contemporary age, applying his understanding of "freedom" and "despair" to science and science studies, queer, decolonial and critical race theory, and disability studies. The book draws out the materialist dimensions of belief, examining the existential dynamics of phenomena like placebos, epigenetics, pedagogy, and scientific inquiry itself. Each chapter dramatizes the ways in which abstractions like "race" or "genes" and even "belief" are sites of contested practices with pressing political significance. Focusing on the existential dangers posed by neo-liberal and finance capitalist systems, the book brings to life the resources for resistance found within science studies and critical approaches to race, secularity, and disability. Throughout the book, Kierkegaard becomes an ally with ecological and developmental evolutionary theorists, as well as with science studies, critical race, and crip theorists who foreground the relational and impassioned nature of existence
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Jaarsma, Ada S
Dewey number
501
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • Philosophy and science
  • Existentialism
Label
Kierkegaard after the genome : science, existence, and belief in this world, Ada S. Jaarsma, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Sin, Secularity and Belief in This World -- 2. The Existential Stakes of Epigenetics -- 3. Placebos and the Materiality of Belief -- 4. Design, Disability and Play: Becoming in the Classroom -- 5 Is Science Post-Secular? Cures, Despair and Spiritual Practice
Control code
on1001761215
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319579818
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-57981-8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001761215
Label
Kierkegaard after the genome : science, existence, and belief in this world, Ada S. Jaarsma, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Sin, Secularity and Belief in This World -- 2. The Existential Stakes of Epigenetics -- 3. Placebos and the Materiality of Belief -- 4. Design, Disability and Play: Becoming in the Classroom -- 5 Is Science Post-Secular? Cures, Despair and Spiritual Practice
Control code
on1001761215
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319579818
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-57981-8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001761215

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