Corine Pelluchon, Nourishment

Jill Drouillard

pp. 237-243

“In the beginning there was hunger.” This opening quote from Levinas sets the stage for Pelluchon’s ethico-political project that revamps classical phenomenology’s intentionality of the ego by focusing on the sensing and enjoyment of the “gourmet cogito” who “lives from” and finds nourishment in a world that cannot be reduced to a noeme. She critiques Heidegger’s existential analytic and focuses on an ontology where our love of life precedes our being-towards-death, before boldly mapping out a new social pact, founded on the structures of existence (existentials) that her phenomenology of nourishment reveals.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11007-020-09502-z

Full citation:

Drouillard, J. (2020). Review of Corine Pelluchon, Nourishment. Continental Philosophy Review 53 (2), pp. 237-243.

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