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Angels: A Modern Myth

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In this new work Michel Serres, France's foremost philosopher of science, explores how traditional images of angels in art and legend foretell the preoccupations of modern life. Divided, as between Heaven and Hell, into First and Third Worlds, our societies search for ways to make contact, both by means of the most basic interpersonal relations and high-tech communications ...more
Hardcover, 302 pages
Published October 3rd 1995 by Flammarion (first published December 10th 1994)
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Apr 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Completely and remarkably stunning, both conceptually and visually. It's exceptionally rare for a post-structural work to be constructed of extreme velocity connections spanning from pre-Socratics to fluid dynamics, Lucretius to chaos theory in conversations that compress and eradicate chronos-time, giving fresh and brilliant new context to the interconnectivity of post-Enlightenment, pre-Socratic thought.

Serres' Hermes gives us remarkable insight into the criticism of Enlightenment's scientific
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A very interesting take on Angels as modern messengers. A nice Christmas story.
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