Michel Serres: Figures of Thought

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Christopher Watkin provides a true overview of Serres’ thinking. Using diagrams to explain Serres’ thought, the first half of the book carefully explores Serres’ ‘global intuition’ – how he understands and engages with the world – and his ‘figures of thought’, the repeated intellectual moves that characterise his unique approach. The second half explores in detail Serres’ revolutionary contributions to the areas of language, objects and ecology. All told, Watkin shows that Michel Serres has produced a cross-disciplinary body of work that provides a crucial and as yet under-exploited reference for current debates in post-humanism, object oriented ontology, ecological thought and the environmental humanities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdingburgh UK
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages488
ISBN (Electronic)9781474405751, 9781474405775
ISBN (Print)9781474405744, 9781474405737
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Michel Serres
  • information theory
  • philosophy
  • New materialisms

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