Reading with Michel Serres

Reading with Michel Serres : An Encounter with Time

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This book identifies a new perspective on time and temporality in the work of the French writer Michel Serres. Time is the veiled notion that underlies Serres's many epistemological parables and fables, and is a consistent metaphor throughout his work. Assad uncovers this common thread through a sustained discussion of certain key concepts in chaos theory and nonlinear dynamics, and these concepts come into focus as she continues her detailed readings of Serres's texts, demonstrating close analogies in his work to the discourses of science, literature, and philosophy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 150.6 x 227.3 x 13.5mm | 244.94g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791442306
  • 9780791442302
  • 1,117,639

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"This is an accessible, interesting, and readable close reading of Serres's post-Hermes work, some of which is yet to be translated into English. Assad knows Serres very well and frequently draws on her expertise in French to elucidate Serres's linguistic and conceptual twists and turns. It is the first book to bring into direct contact Serres's later work with dynamical systems (i.e., chaos) theory and to develop that contact in a sustained way." - Michael Wutz, Weber State University
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About Maria L. Assad

"This is an accessible, interesting, and readable close reading of Serres's post-Hermes work, some of which is yet to be translated into English. Assad knows Serres very well and frequently draws on her expertise in French to elucidate Serres's linguistic and conceptual twists and turns. It is the first book to bring into direct contact Serres's later work with dynamical systems (i.e., chaos) theory and to develop that contact in a sustained way." - Michael Wutz, Weber State University
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