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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date August 30, 2012
Pages 148
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781441132659
ISBN-10 1441132651
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $25.95
Summaries and Reviews
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Barbarism represents a
critique, from the perspective of Michel Henry's unique philosophy of life, of
the increasing potential of science and technology to destroy the roots of
culture and the value of the individual human being. For Henry, barbarism
is the result of a devaluation of human life and culture that can be
traced back to the spread of quantification, the scientific method and
technology over all aspects of modern life. The book develops a compelling
critique of capitalism, technology and education and provides a powerful
insight into the political implications of Henry's work. It also opens up a new
dialogue with other influential cultural critics, such as Marx, Husserl, and Heidegger.

First published in French in 1987, Barbarism
aroused great interest as well as virulent criticism. Today the book
reveals what for Henry is a cruel reality: the tragic feeling of powerlessness
experienced by the cultured person. Above all he argues for the importance
of returning to philosophy in order to analyse the root causes of
barbarism in our world.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780226752686 Book cover for 9781441124647
 
With Michel Henry | Reprint edition from Bloomsbury USA Academic (August 30, 2012)
9781441124647 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $90.00
About: Barbarism represents acritique, from the perspective of Michel Henry's unique philosophy of life, ofthe increasing potential of science and technology to destroy the roots ofculture and the value of the individual human being.
With Michel Henry, Kenneth A. Shepsle | from Univ of Chicago Pr (June 1, 1978); titled "The Giant Jigsaw Puzzle: Democratic Committee Assignments in the Modern House"
9780226752686 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $36.00
This edition also contains The Giant Jigsaw Puzzle: Democratic Committee Assignments in the Modern House
Paperback
Book cover for 9780226758084 Book cover for 9781441132659
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Michel Henry | from Bloomsbury USA Academic (August 30, 2012)
9781441132659 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Barbarism represents acritique, from the perspective of Michel Henry's unique philosophy of life, ofthe increasing potential of science and technology to destroy the roots ofculture and the value of the individual human being.
With Michel Henry, Ernest Joseph Simmons | from Univ of Chicago Pr (June 1, 1968); titled "Introduction to Tolstoy's Writings"
9780226758084 | details & prices | List price $1.95
This edition also contains Introduction to Tolstoy''s Writings

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