Elizabeth Grosz. Becoming Undone: Darwinian. Reflections on Life, Politics, and Art. Durham: Duke UP, viii + pp. Vera Coleman. In Becoming Undone, Elizabeth Grosz addresses three related concepts—life, politics, and art—by exploring the implications of Charles. becoming undone: Darwinian reflections on life, politics and art Elizabeth Grosz, Duke University Press, Durham & London, , pp.

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Living Art and the Art of Life: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: In part 1, she argues for the relevance of the humanities for understanding and tackling the questions that erupt from the natural sciences, with close attention to biology in her analysis.

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Sexual selection is an opening, a process through which differences matter and materialize; it destabilizes the processes of natural selection by fostering the eruption of creative and excessive variations.

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Elizabeth Grosz offers a rich, provocative, not-quite-materialist philosophy of life, matter, and the creative cosmos. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Item s unavailable for purchase. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Dreams for New Knowledges 6.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The Adventure of Relevance. We appreciate your feedback. Write a customer review. She argues that the processes denoted by natural and sexual selections are complexly intertwined and cannot be reduced to one or the other. Start reading Becoming Undone on your Kindle in under a minute.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Summary and Commentary. Black, White, and in Color: The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack. The creative, unsettling, and excessive character of life erupts out of sexual selection, which encompasses both material and immaterial forces that provoke matter in its ongoing materialization, and affect the increasing mattering of bodily variations that excite, entice, seduce, and, most importantly, raise curiosity toward different variations.