Read e-book online A Hedonist Manifesto: The Power to Exist (Insurrections: PDF

By Michel Onfray,Joseph McClellan

ISBN-10: 0231171269

ISBN-13: 9780231171267

Michael Onfray passionately defends the possibility of hedonism to solve the dislocations and disconnections of our depression age. In a sweeping survey of history’s engagement with and rejection of the physique, he exposes the sterile conventions that hinder us from knowing a extra instant, moral, and embodied existence. He then lays the basis for either a thorough and optimistic politics of the physique that provides to debates over morality, equality, sexual kin, and social engagement, demonstrating how philosophy, and never simply sleek scientism, can give a contribution to a humanistic ethics. Onfray assaults Platonic idealism and its manifestation in Judaic, Christian, and Islamic trust. He warns of the entice of attachment to the purportedly everlasting, immutable truths of idealism, which detracts from the immediacy of the area and our physically life. Insisting that philosophy is a convention that operates within the genuine, fabric international, Onfray enlists Epicurus and Democritus to undermine idealist and theological metaphysics; Nietzsche, Bentham, and Mill to dismantle idealist ethics; and Palante and Bourdieu to break down crypto-fascist neoliberalism. of their position, he constructs a favorable, hedonistic ethics that enlarges at the paintings of the recent Atheists to advertise a cheerful method of our lives during this, our purely, world.

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