• Inventive Life: Approaches to the New Vitalism

    Inventive Life: Approaches to the New Vitalism (Published in Association with Theory, Culture & Society) (Paperback) Edited by Mariam Fraser, Edited by Sarah Kember, Edited by C. Lury


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    DescriptionThis book demonstrates how and why vitalism the idea that life cannot be explained by the principles of mechanism matters now. Vitalism resists closure and reductionism in the life sciences while simultaneously addressing the object of life itself. The aim of this collection is to consider the questions that vitalism makes it possible to ask: questions about the role and status of life across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities and questions about contingency, indeterminacy, relationality and change. All have special importance now, as the concepts of complexity, artificial life and artificial intelligence, information theory, and cybernetics become increasingly significant in more and more fields of activity."

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    Inventive Life
    Approaches to the New Vitalism
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Mariam Fraser, Edited by Sarah Kember, Edited by C. Lury
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    ISBN 13: 9781412920377
    ISBN 10: 141292037X

    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JHBA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    DC22: 306.01
    Sage Categories:
    Thema V1.0: JHBA, JBCC
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Mariam Fraser, Sarah Kember and Celia Lury Inventive Life: Approaches to the New Vitalism / Monica Greco On the Vitality of Vitalism / Suhail Malik Information and Knowledge / Andrew Barry, Pharmaceutical Matters: The Invention of Informed Materials / Adrian Mackenzie The Performativity of Code / Software and Cultures of Circulation / Celia Lury 'Contemplating a Self-portrait as a Pharmacist': A Trade Mark Style of Doing Art and Science / Lisa Adkins The New Economy, Property and Personhood / N Katherine Hayles Computing the Human / Sarah Kember Metamorphoses: The Myth of Evolutionary Possibility / Mariam Fraser Making Music Matter.