Enchantment of Modern Life Attachments, Crossings, and Ethics

ISBN-10: 0691088136

ISBN-13: 9780691088136

Edition: 2001

Authors: Jane Bennett

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It is commonplace that the modern world cannot be thought of as enchanted - this concept belonging to past ages of superstition. Bennett challenges this by showing how to experience wonder, & how this is crucial to motivating ethical behaviour.
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Acknowledgments
The Wonder of Minor Experiences
Queasiness
A Brief Phenomenology of Enchantment
Reuse and Recycle
Enchantment without Design
Joyful Attachment
How the Story Goes
Cross-Species Encounters
Crossings and Enchantment
Andoar's Transcendence
Rotpeter's Way Out
Alex Changes the Subject
Body without Organs
My Wager
Marvels and Monsters
The Marvelous Worlds of Paracelsus, Kant, and Deleuze
The Satyrion Root
Enchantment and Repetition
Kantian Wonders
Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Thinker
Disenchantment Tales
"It's a Calculable World,"
"Disenchantment without Regret,"
"An Ethics of Finitude"
Toward an Enchanted Materialism
Complexity and Enchantment
Thoreau's Nature
Latour's Network
The Return of the Swerve
Lawful Nature as a Regulative Ideal
The Bifurcation Point as a Swerve
Social Complexity and Kafkaesque Enchantment
Commodity Fetishism and Commodity Enchantment
Swinging Khakis
The Dangers of Commodity Culture
The Commodity as Fetish
Marx and the Swerve
The Critical Potential of (Commercial) Art
Affect and Thought
Repetition
Yea Saying
The Limits of Refusal
Ethical Energetics
The Aesthetic Disposition
Moral Sentiments
Aesthetic Play and the Barbarism of Reason
Schiller to Foucault: Micropractices of Ethics
The Dangers of Aestheticization
Language and the Code Dimension of Ethics
The Ethics of Enchanted Materialism
Attachments and Refrains
Enchantment as a Weak Ontology
The Sonorous Cosmos
Attachment as a Gift
Plants, Ants, Robopets, and Other Enchanting Things
Notes
Index
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