35 The Ends of the World e Déborah Danowski & Eduardo Viveiros de Castro Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Environmental catastrophe and apocalypse are subjects of enduring fascination and, as ethnography shows, human cultures have approached them in very different ways. This book offers a bold new analysis of these current discourses on ‘the end of the world’, reading them as thought experiments on the decline of the West’s anthropological adventure. • Eduardo Viveiros de Castro is a leading Brazilian anthropologist, very well-known internationally, whose work focuses in part on the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. This book is co-written with his wife Déborah Danowski, a member of the philosophy faculty at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro • The book explores ideas about the end of the world, i.e. apocalypse and environmental catastrophe. These are highly topical subjects which feature in much contemporary literature, culture and thought • Whilst engaging with a rich array of thinkers and ideas, Castro and Danowski also develop a highly innovative account. They reconceptualise the issues in a fundamental way by moving away from an exclusively Western perspective to consider other views, especially those of Amazonian tribes • This work is written in a very accessible style and will appeal to the broad audience interested in contemporary anthropology, philosophy, and environmentalism Print ISBN: 978-1-509-50397-1 | CL | €61.90 / 978-1-509-50398-8 | PR | €20.90 | Nov 2016 | 200PP About the Authors Déborah Danowski is Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Eduardo Viveiros de Castro is Professor of Anthropology at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. An Introduction to Dialectics Theodor W. Adorno This volume comprises Adorno’s first lectures dedicated to the subject of the dialectic, a concept which has been key to philosophical debate since classical times. Seasoned with lively anecdotes, they are an ideal entry point for all those interested in Adorno’s work or seeking to understand the nature of dialectical thinking. • Theodor Adorno was one of the greatest philosophers and sociologists of the 20th century, whose ideas on modern society continue to exert considerable influence • In this lecture series, Adorno tackles the subject of the dialectic, a key concept in philosophy since Plato and Socrates e • In developing his own concept of the dialectic, Adorno discusses a whole range of thinkers, concentrating especially on the ideas of Hegel • Though addressing complex philosophical issues, these lectures are enlivened by anecdote and personal reflection, providing an accessible introduction to Adorno’s work and to a core concept in philosophy and critical theory Print ISBN: 978-0-7456-9311-8 | CL | €73.90 / 978-0-7456-7944-0 | PR | €25.90 | Jan 2017 | 336PP About the Author Theodor Adorno (1903-1969), a prominent member of the Frankfurt School, was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century in the areas of social theory, philosophy and aesthetics.
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