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The Life of Things, the Love of Things

Remo Bodei


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 production, coming from diverse histories, enveloped in multiple layers of meaning, things embody ideas, emotions, and symbols of which we are often unaware. Things are the repositories of ideas, emotions, and symbols whose meaning we often do not understand. The more we are able to recover objects in their wealth of meanings and to integrate them into our mental and emotional horizons, the broader and deeper our world becomes. Philoso ... More

Keywords: Consumerism, Husserl, Image, Love, Memory, Object, Rembrandt, Still life painting, Thing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823264421
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823264421.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Remo Bodei, author
University of California, Los Angeles

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