The Lesser Existences  


The Lesser Existences
June 1, 2021 | 144 pages
ISBN: 9781517904654

On the complex aesthetics and ontology at work in √Čtienne Souriau's unique oeuvre In this concise but expansive exegesis of the philosophical aesthetics of √Čtienne Souriau, philosopher David Lapoujade provides a lucid introduction to many of the key concepts underpinning Souriau's existential pluralism. Among the various modes of existence that populate a world, Souriau grants particular importance to virtual beings--the lesserexistences. Always taking the form of a sketch or an outline, the perfection of such existences lies precisely in the incompletion with which they imbue all reality.