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    After Life.Eugene Thacker - 2010 - University of Chicago Press.
    Life and the living (on Aristotelian biohorror) -- Supernatural horror as the paradigm for life -- Aristotle's De anima and the problem of life -- The ontology of life -- The entelechy of the weird -- Superlative life -- Life with or without limits -- Life as time in Plotinus -- On the superlative -- Superlative life I: Pseudo-Dionysius -- Negative vs. affirmative theology -- Superlative negation -- Negation and preexistent life -- Excess, evil, and non-being -- Superlative life II: (...)
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  2. Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation.Alexander R. Galloway, Eugene Thacker & McKenzie Wark - 2013 - University of Chicago Press.
    Always connect—that is the imperative of today’s media. But what about those moments when media cease to function properly, when messages go beyond the sender and receiver to become excluded from the world of communication itself—those messages that state: “There will be no more messages”? In this book, Alexander R. Galloway, Eugene Thacker, and McKenzie Wark turn our usual understanding of media and mediation on its head by arguing that these moments reveal the ways the impossibility of communication is integral (...)
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  3. Cosmic Pessimism.Eugene Thacker - 2012 - Continent 2 (2):66-75.
    continent. 2.2 (2012): 66–75 ~*~ We’re Doomed. Pessimism is the night-side of thought, a melodrama of the futility of the brain, a poetry written in the graveyard of philosophy. Pessimism is a lyrical failure of philosophical thinking, each attempt at clear and coherent thought, sullen and submerged in the hidden joy of its own futility. The closest pessimism comes to philosophical argument is the droll and laconic “We’ll never make it,” or simply: “We’re doomed.” Every effort doomed to failure, every (...)
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    Bio-X: Removing Bodily Contingency in Regenerative Medicine.Eugene Thacker - 2002 - Journal of Medical Humanities 23 (3/4):239-253.
    This paper addresses the social, cultural, and ethical dynamics of research in regenerative medicine. The author turns to both science fiction and recent developments in regenerative medicine for clues about the future of the body and medical practice, suggesting that regenerative medicine uses the body as its own resource for the purposes of preserving life, and that by attempting to remove the body from the limitations of both mortality and contingency, regenerative medicine fundamentally alters the meaning of human.
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    Notes on the Axiomatic of the Desert.Eugene Thacker - 2014 - Angelaki 19 (2):85-91.
    This essay examines the role of mysticism in the work of François Laruelle. Focusing on Laruelle's book Mystique nonphilosophique à l'usage des contemporains, mysticism is discussed through the motif of the desert ? a motif found in Laruelle but also prevalent among a number of mystical authors, from the Desert Fathers to Meister Eckhart.
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    Thought Creatures.Eugene Thacker - 2007 - Theory, Culture and Society 24 (7-8):314-316.
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    Performing the Technoscientific Body: Realvideo Surgery and the Anatomy Theater.Eugene Thacker - 1999 - Body and Society 5 (2-3):317-336.
    This article is an investigation into the ways in which anatomico-medical bodies are produced through means of public mediation and spectacle technologies. The examples of `RealVideo surgery' and the early modern anatomy theaters, provide two instances where `the body' enframed by science is mediated via technology. Referencing the genealogical work of Michel Foucault, and through an analysis of the anatomy theaters and RealVideo surgery, this article attempts to show how such institutionally framed and legitimizing science practices do not simply produce (...)
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  8. After Life: De Anima and Unhuman Politics.Eugene Thacker - 2009 - Radical Philosophy 155:31.
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    Apophatic Animality: Lautréamont, Bachelard, and the Bliss of Metamorphosis.Eugene Thacker - 2013 - Angelaki 18 (1):83-98.
    This essay examines animality through an analysis of Les Chants de Maldoror, an obscure but influential nineteenth-century text by the Comte de Lautréamont. Drawing upon the work of Gaston Bachelard as well as the apophatic tradition in Christian mysticism, Les Chants de Maldoror can be read as a text that complicates the boundary between animality and spirituality, producing an ?apophatic animality? that ultimately impacts the poetics of the text itself.
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    The Everyday Cyborg: A Review of David Serlin's Replaceable You: Replaceable You: Engineering the Body in Postwar America, David Serlin, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2004, Pp. 244, ISBN 0-226-74884-7. $25.00. [REVIEW]Eugene Thacker - 2006 - Journal of Medical Humanities 27 (2):131-133.
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    The Shadows of Atheology.Eugene Thacker - 2009 - Theory, Culture and Society 26 (6):134-152.
    This essay examines a hidden link in biopolitical thinking after Foucault — the relation between biology and theology. The result is a turn away from the dichotomy of life/death and towards a life-after-life, an afterlife that is vitalist, networked and immanent. The model for this, however, is not in postmodernity but in the pre-modernity of medicine, plague and demonology.
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    Antimédiation.Eugene Thacker - 2012 - Multitudes 51 (4):99-110.
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    The Thickness of Tissue Engineering: Biopolitics, Biotech, and the Regenerative Body.Eugene Thacker - 1999 - Theory and Event 3 (3).