Vampyroteuthis Infernalis -

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis

A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste

By Vilem Flusser, Louis Bec

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How far apart are humans from animals-even the "vampire squid from hell"? Playing the scientist/philosopher/provocateur, Vilem 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 gives its author ample room to ruminate on human-and nonhuman-life. Considering the human condition along with the vampire squid/octopus condition seems appropriate because "we are both products of an absurd coincidence . . . we are poorly programmed beings full of defects," Flusser writes.

Product code: 9780816678228

ISBN 9780816678228
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152xS28
Series Posthumanities
No. Of Pages 112
Publisher University of Minnesota Press