A Certain Gesture: Evnine’s Batman Meme Project and Its Parerga!
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ISBNs: Paperback – 979-8-9874157-0-2; hardback – 979-8-9874157-1-9; ebook – 979-8-9874157-2-6.
Author’s Bio: Simon Evnine is a professor of philosophy at the University of Miami, in Florida, USA. He is interested in metaphilosophy, social ontology and the philosophy of language. His most recent book before A Certain Gesture: Evnine’s Batman Meme Project and Its Parerga! was Making Object and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Book Blurb: A Certain Gesture: Evnine’s Batman Meme Project and Its Parerga! is an entirely original kind of work. It takes the form of commentaries on memes made with the image of Batman slapping Robin. The commentaries are written as if they were not authored by the same person who made the memes, allowing the author to consider himself and his work from the outside. The book defies genre by mixing discussions of philosophy, psychoanalysis, Judaism, language, and representation with self-writing and autotheory. These are juxtaposed like the items in a cabinet of curiosities or topics in an analytic patient’s free association. Both pre-modern and post-modern in its inspiration, it is cerebral, playful, social, and intensely personal. It contains philosophy, including original philosophical research, but also explores new ways of doing and thinking about philosophy.