Forms of Living

Edited by Stefanos Geroulanos, New York University, and Todd E. Meyers, New York University-Shanghai

 

In the introduction to Knowledge of Life, Georges Canguilhem writes that knowledge and life do not assume a hierarchical order, one preceding or constituting the other. Instead, Canguilhem argues that knowledge and life come to rest upon one another, even in moments when one seems to unmake or undo the other. Life is imbued with thought, entangled with it, and in the end, undiminished by it. Life-its subjects, forms, peoples, and geographies (both real and imagined, and regardless of scale)-can no longer (if ever) be thought of as singular.

 

In the tightly woven lattice of knowledge and life is found a common conceptual space for anthropology, history, biology, philosophy, art, and medicine. The Forms of Living series seeks to provide an outlet for theoretically and methodologically rigorous writing theorized and articulated through various disciplines, frames, and attempts. Thus the series promotes translations of important works in languages other than English, organizes edited volumes serving as introductions to scholars not well known to Anglo-American audiences, and delivers original and provocative writing from renown scholars as well as first-time authors. By connecting works that may not otherwise be read alongside one another, Forms of Living eavesdrops on conversations already occurring between scholars, and begins new conversations on what is at stake between knowledge and life and the forms each takes.


  1. Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ

    Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ (Hardcover)

    German Romanticism between Leibniz and Marx Leif Weatherby
    Price: $125.00
    Around 1800, German romanticism developed a philosophy this study calls “Romantic organology.” Scientific and philosophical notions of biological function and speculative thought converged to form the discourse that Transplanting the...

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  2. Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ

    Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ (Paperback)

    German Romanticism between Leibniz and Marx Leif Weatherby
    Price: $35.00
    Around 1800, German romanticism developed a philosophy this study calls “Romantic organology.” Scientific and philosophical notions of biological function and speculative thought converged to form the discourse that Transplanting the...

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  3. Realizing the Witch

    Realizing the Witch (Hardcover)

    Science, Cinema, and the Mastery of the Invisible Richard Baxstrom, and Todd Meyers
    Price: $95.00
    Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan (The Witch, 1922) stands as a singular film within the history of cinema. Deftly weaving contemporary scientific analysis and powerfully staged historical scenes of satanic initiation,...

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  4. Realizing the Witch

    Realizing the Witch (Paperback)

    Science, Cinema, and the Mastery of the Invisible Richard Baxstrom, and Todd Meyers
    Price: $29.95
    Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan (The Witch, 1922) stands as a singular film within the history of cinema. Deftly weaving contemporary scientific analysis and powerfully staged historical scenes of satanic initiation,...

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  5. Cytomegalovirus

    Cytomegalovirus (Paperback)

    A Hospitalization Diary Hervé Guibert, Introduction by David Caron, Afterword by Todd Meyers, Translated by Clara Orban
    Price: $19.95
    By the time of his death, Herve Guibert had become a singular literary voice on the impact of AIDS in France. He was prolific. His oeuvre contained some twenty novels, including To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life and...

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