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The Resource The life of things, the love of things, Remo Bodei ; translated by Murtha Baca

The life of things, the love of things, Remo Bodei ; translated by Murtha Baca

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The life of things, the love of things
Title
The life of things, the love of things
Statement of responsibility
Remo Bodei ; translated by Murtha Baca
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
From prehistoric stone tools, to machines, to computers, things have traveled a long road along with human beings. Changing with the times, places, and methods of their production, emerging from diverse histories, and enveloped in multiple layers of meaning, things embody ideas, emotions, and symbols of which we are often unaware. The meaning of "thing" is richer than that of "object," which is something that is manipulated with indifference or according to impersonal technical procedures. Things also differ from merchandise, objects that can be sold or exchanged or seen as status symbols. Things, in the philosophical sense, are nodes of relationships with the life of others, chains of continuity among generations, bridges that connect individual and collective histories, junctions between human civilizations and nature. Things incite us to listen to reality, to make them part of ourselves, giving fresh life to an otherwise suffocating interiority. Things also reveal the hidden aspect of a "subject" in its most secret and least explored side. Things are the repositories of ideas, emotions, and symbols whose meaning we often do not understand. In an unexpected but coherent journey that includes the visions of classic philosophers from Aristotle to Husserl and from Hegel to Heidegger, along with the analysis of works of art, Bodei addresses issues such as fetishism, the memory of things, the emergence of department stores, consumerism, nostalgia for the past, the self-portraits of Rembrandt and Dutch still-lifes of the seventeenth century. The more we are able to recover objects in their wealth of meanings and integrate them into our mental and emotional horizons, he argues, the broader and deeper our world becomes
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P@U
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1938-
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Bodei, Remo
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Baca, Murtha
Series statement
Commonalities
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  • Object (Philosophy)
  • Object (Aesthetics)
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Object (Aesthetics)
  • Object (Philosophy)
Label
The life of things, the love of things, Remo Bodei ; translated by Murtha Baca
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Publication
Note
Translation of La vita delle cose
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Objects and things -- Opening up to the world -- Living nature
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ocn906108167
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Edition
First edition
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780823264452
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electronic
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isbdmedia
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818146
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)906108167
Label
The life of things, the love of things, Remo Bodei ; translated by Murtha Baca
Publication
Note
Translation of La vita delle cose
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Objects and things -- Opening up to the world -- Living nature
Control code
ocn906108167
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823264452
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
818146
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906108167

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