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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 672.
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  [1]   From:    Dylan Hester <mktgtwo at UMN.EDU>                            (33)
        Subject: Variations on the Body

  [2]   From:    Dylan Hester <mktgtwo at umn.edu>                            (57)
        Subject: Vampyroteuthis Infernalis

  [3]   From:    Dylan Hester <mktgtwo at umn.edu>                            (30)
        Subject: Biogea

  [4]   From:    Dylan Hester <mktgtwo at umn.edu>                            (35)
        Subject: Two Lessons on Animal and Man/Humanist


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        Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:11:48 -0600
        From: Dylan Hester <mktgtwo at UMN.EDU>
        Subject: Variations on the Body


Renowned philosopher Michel Serres finds the origins of knowledge in  
the movement of the body

VARIATIONS ON THE BODY
By Michel Serres
Translated by Randolph Burks
University of Minnesota Press | 152 pages | 2012
ISBN 978-1-937561-06-2 | paperback | $22.95
Back in print

World-renowned philosopher, Michel Serres writes a text in praise of  
the body and movement, in praise of teachers of physical education,  
coaches, mountain guides, athletes, dancers, mimes, clowns, artisans,  
and artists. Variations on the Body describes the variations, the  
admirable metamorphoses that the body can accomplish.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michel Serres is one of the rare contemporary philosophers to propose  
an open vision of the world founded on an alliance between the  
humanities and science.

Randolph Burks is a Michel Serres scholar and translator.

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the  
book's webpage:
http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/variations-on-the-body

Please email me if you have any questions.
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University of Minnesota Press
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        Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:47:01 -0600
        From: Dylan Hester <mktgtwo at umn.edu>
        Subject: Vampyroteuthis Infernalis


Pondering the human condition while examining the vampire squid from  
hell

VAMPYROTEUTHIS INFERNALIS: A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut  
Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste
By Vilém Flusser and Louis Bec
Translated by Valentine A. Pakis
University of Minnesota Press | 104 pages | 2012
ISBN 978-0-8166-7822-8 | paperback | $19.50
ISBN 978-0-8166-7821-1 | cloth | $60.00
Series: Posthumanities, volume 23

How far apart are humans from animals—even the “vampire squid from  
hell”? Scientist/philosopher/provocateur, Vilém Flusser uses this  
question as a springboard to dive into a literal and a philosophical  
ocean. Part scientific treatise, part spoof, part philosophical  
discourse, part fable, Vampyroteuthis Infernalis offers a unique  
posthumanist philosophical understanding of phenomenology and opens  
the way for a nonphilosophy of life.

PRAISE FOR VAMPYROTEUTHIS INFERNALIS:
"A classic available in English at last, this collaboration between  
Vilém Flusser and Louis Bec is a pioneering exploration of uncharted  
territory in the realm of animal cognition, philosophy and art. At  
once inquisitive and whimsical, this unclassifiable book brings  
together some of the best work of two cutting-edge thinkers that were  
not only geographic but also intellectual neighbors." —Eduardo Kac

"Vampryoteuthis Infernalis is a unique work that is at once literary  
and philosophical, poetic and scientific, and it nicely combines the  
imaginative fancy of the beast fable with elements of science fiction  
and horror. Flusser’s work is a hybrid creature, a marvelous and  
monstrous text that mirrors the fantastical creature it describes. The  
Vampyroteuthis holds a wonderfully strange and unhuman mirror up to  
the human and in so doing opens the way for a strange and novel non- 
philosophy of life." —Eugene Thacker, author of After Life

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Vilém Flusser (1920–1991) was born in Prague; emigrated to Brazil,  
where he taught philosophy and wrote a daily newspaper column; and  
later moved to France. Among his many books translated into English  
are Does Writing Have a Future?, Into the Universe of Technical  
Images, and Writings, all from Minnesota.

Louis Bec is an artist who lives and works in Sorgues, France. He is  
the founder of the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste.

Valentine A. Pakis is adjunct professor at the University of St.  
Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the  
book's webpage:
http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/vampyroteuthis-infernalis
http://upress.umn.edu/book-division/series/posthumanities

Please email me if you have any questions.

Heather Skinner, Publicist
University of Minnesota Press
111 3rd Ave S, Ste. 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520
skinn077 at umn.edu
v * 612-627-1932
f * 612-627-1980
--
Dylan Hester
Marketing Assistant


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        Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:09:15 -0600
        From: Dylan Hester <mktgtwo at umn.edu>
        Subject: Biogea


BIOGEA
By Michel Serres
Translated by Randolph Burks
University of Minnesota Press | 236 pages | 2012
ISBN 978-1-937561-08-6 | paperback | $22.95
Back in print

Biogea is a mixture of poetry, philosophy, science, and biography  
exemplary of the style that has made Michel Serres one of the most  
extraordinary thinkers of his age. His philosophical and poetic  
inquiry sings in praise of earth and life, what he names singularly as  
Biogea.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michel Serres is one of the rare contemporary philosophers to propose  
an open vision of the world founded on an alliance between the  
humanities and science.

Randolph Burks is a Michel Serres scholar and translator.

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the  
book's webpage:
http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/biogea

Please email me if you have any questions.

Heather Skinner, Publicist
University of Minnesota Press
111 3rd Ave S, Ste. 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520
skinn077 at umn.edu
v * 612-627-1932
f * 612-627-1980
--
Dylan Hester
Marketing Assistant



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        Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:14:12 -0600
        From: Dylan Hester <mktgtwo at umn.edu>
        Subject: Two Lessons on Animal and Man/Humanist


The increasingly influential French philosopher presents the history  
of philosophical discourse in regard to humans, animals, and the vegetal

TWO LESSONS ON ANIMAL AND MAN
By Gilbert Simondon
Translated by Drew S. Burk
University of Minnesota Press | 92 pages | 2012
ISBN 978-1-937561-01-7 | paperback | $19.95

As a philosopher of technology, Gilbert Simondon’s work has a place at  
the forefront of current thinking in media, technology, psychology,  
and philosophy. In this introduction to Simondon’s oeuvre, the reader  
has access to the grounding of one of the most fundamental and  
critical questions that has been the focus of philosophy for  
millennia: the relationship between man and animal.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Gilbert Simondon (1924–1989) was a French philosopher of technology  
whose work continues to attract new interest within a variety of  
academic fields.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR:
Drew S. Burk is an American cultural theorist and translator of  
contemporary French philosophy.

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the  
book's webpage:
http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/two-lessons-on-animal-and-man

Please email me if you have any questions.
--
Heather Skinner, Publicist
University of Minnesota Press
111 3rd Ave S, Ste. 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520
skinn077 at umn.edu
v * 612-627-1932
f * 612-627-1980
--
Dylan Hester
Marketing Assistant




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