Michael Uhall [6]Michael Benjamin Uhall [1]
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    Companion Ecologies: A New Theory of the Subject.Michael Uhall - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):71-92.
    Often, political theories of the subject detach the subject from nature or else reduce the subject to a mere aggregate of natural features. Consequently, many attempts to articulate theories of the subject purport to preserve political theoretical concepts such as freedom, normativity, or responsibility by means of disjoining the subject from its environment. This article proposes a new theory of the ecologically conditioned subject. Developing the concept of companion ecologies, the article employs three examples – architecture, the human microbiome, and (...)
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  2. Noir materialism: freedom and obligation in political ecology.Michael Uhall - 2024 - Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
    This book reengineers the conceptual relationship between nature and politics by crafting the terms of a new philosophy of nature and exploring its consequences for political thought. These consequences include major theoretical reformulations of some indispensable political concepts, including freedom, obligation, and the subject.
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    The End of the Affair with Life: Political Theory and the Corpse.Michael Uhall - 2019 - Critical Horizons 20 (4):350-365.
    ABSTRACTThe relationship between death and politics figures prominently for us. However, the dead body has been neglected by this tradition. This paper shows how the figure of the corpse offers speculative resources in our contemporary moment, marked by conditions of existential threat and political decay. The paper discusses the ontological liveliness of the corpse, especially in relation to new materialism. The paper nevertheless draws our attention to the fact that the corpse is also the material site of an absolute loss. (...)
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