being and neon
Luis de Miranda
“This little book is a jewel of intelligence, finesse, culture, which takes a technical object without complaining and turns it and turns it over as Heidegger had taught us to do with Van Gogh's shoes. What is striking is the ambition of a meditation on the maps of contemporary modernity, on the famous Greater Paris, on the subject, on the plural, without the prevarications of the postmodern, of the absurd quotation. Luis de Miranda walks, he tells you that he walks, but he leads you with great skill and knows where he wants to go. Nothing gratuitous in this encounter with the sign of kebabs on the dissection table of the Neon City. It is rather a new Cartesian meditation after Descartes and Husserl: where the stove and its heat have given way to the twisting sound of gas in a tube. I am, I create, therefore I hear. » Yann Moulier-Boutang, former student of the ENS, associate professor of economics at the Compiègne University of Technology, director of the review Multitudes. Born from an unexpected encounter with a neon on the Quai du Louvre, this book was composed from a seminar given by the author in the winter of 2012. An inspired journey through the night, which deciphers the halos of past and reflections of the present to suggest a certain magic of the future.
224 pages | ISBN: 9782315003709