Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems that the philosophy of Michel Serres just hasn’t made it to this side of the Atlantic yet. Despite the fact that he is a member of the Académie française and one of France’s most significant living philosophers, Serres’ name is far from common knowledge here in the U.S. When he is mentioned, it is in the context of his relationship to the history of science, the discipline in which he was formally trained. And although this is undoubtedly an important aspect of his work, it is by no means the predominant one. It is a shame that American literary scholars have not honed in more to Serres’ unique gift of lyrical, prosaic philosophy, as there is much to be learned there. Most significant, I think, is his advocating for a philosophy of language that presents a unique sensory-based alternative to phenomenological and post-structuralist schools of thought.