The Future of Hegel

Plasticity, Temporality, and Dialectic

Author: Catherine Malabou

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415287203

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Malabou studies Hegel's concepts of time & temporality, relating them to topics such as substance, accident & the identity of the subject. She argues that the future is understood not simply as a moment in time but as something malleable & constantly open to change through our interpretation.

Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing

Dialectic, Destruction, Deconstruction

Author: Catherine Malabou

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231145244

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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A former student and collaborator of Jacques Derrida, Catherine Malabou has generated worldwide acclaim for her progressive rethinking of postmodern, Derridean critique. Building on her notion of plasticity, a term she originally borrowed from Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit and adapted to a reading of Hegel's own work, Malabou transforms our understanding of the political and the religious, revealing the malleable nature of these concepts and their openness to positive reinvention. In French to describe something as plastic is to recognize both its flexibility and its explosiveness-its capacity not only to receive and give form but to annihilate it as well. After defining plasticity in terms of its active embodiments, Malabou applies the notion to the work of Hegel, Heidegger, Levinas, Levi-Strauss, Freud, and Derrida, recasting their writing as a process of change (rather than mediation) between dialectic and deconstruction. Malabou contrasts plasticity against the graphic element of Derrida's work and the notion of trace in Derrida and Levinas, arguing that plasticity refers to sculptural forms that accommodate or express a trace. She then expands this analysis to the realms of politics and religion, claiming, against Derrida, that "the event" of justice and democracy is not fixed but susceptible to human action.

Heiner Goebbels - Ästhetik der Abwesenheit

Texte zum Theater

Author: Heiner Goebbels

Publisher: Verlag Theater der Zeit

ISBN: 3943881229

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

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Der international renommierte und vielfach ausgezeichnete Komponist und Theatermacher Heiner Goebbels ist ein Grenzgänger zwischen den Künsten. Theater ist für ihn ein komplexes Wechselspiel zwischen Klang, Licht, Raum und der Wahrnehmung des Zuschauers. An die Stelle von Repräsentation tritt das Spiel mit der Abwesenheit von Figur, dramatischer Handlung und des Schauspielers im Zentrum der Aufmerksamkeit. Es ist diese Abwesenheit, die der Imagination des Zuschauers einen Spielraum eröffnet und eine ästhetische Erfahrung ermöglicht. Heiner Goebbels hat seine künstlerische Arbeit und die zeitgenössische Theaterpraxis immer auch theoretisch reflektiert. Der vorliegende Band ver- sammelt seine wichtigsten Aufsätze, Vorträge und Mitschriften aus den letzten zehn Jahren.

Radical Political Theology

Religion and Politics After Liberalism

Author: Clayton Crockett

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152076X

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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In the 1960s, the strict opposition between the religious and the secular began to break down, blurring the distinction between political philosophy and political theology. This collapse contributed to the decline of modern liberalism, which supported a neutral, value-free space for capitalism. It also deeply unsettled political, religious, and philosophical realms, forced to confront the conceptual stakes of a return to religion. Gamely intervening in a contest that defies simple resolutions, Clayton Crockett conceives of the postmodern convergence of the secular and the religious as a basis for emancipatory political thought. Engaging themes of sovereignty, democracy, potentiality, law, and event from a religious and political point of view, Crockett articulates a theological vision that responds to our contemporary world and its theo-political realities. Specifically, he claims we should think about God and the state in terms of potentiality rather than sovereign power. Deploying new concepts, such as Slavoj i ek's idea of parallax and Catherine Malabou's notion of plasticity, his argument engages with debates over the nature and status of religion, ideology, and messianism. Tangling with the work of Derrida, Deleuze, Spinoza, Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, John D. Caputo, and Catherine Keller, Crockett concludes with a reconsideration of democracy as a form of political thought and religious practice, underscoring its ties to modern liberal capitalism while also envisioning a more authentic democracy unconstrained by those ties.

The Heidegger Change

On the Fantastic in Philosophy

Author: Catherine Malabou

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438439555

Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

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Elaborates the author’s conception of plasticity by proposing a new way of thinking through Heidegger’s writings on change.

Community without Community in Digital Culture

Author: C. Gere

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137026677

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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Community Without Community in Digital Culture presents the view that our digital culture is determined not by greater connection, but by the separation and gap that is a necessary concomitant of our fundamental technicity.

Absoluter Gegenstoß

Versuch einer Neubegründung des dialektischen Materialismus

Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104034133

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Der bekannte Philosoph und Kulturkritiker Slavoj Žižek schließt mit seinem neuen Buch ›Absoluter Gegenstoß. Versuch einer Neubegründung des dialektischen Materialismus‹ an seine umfangreiche Hegel-Neudeutung ›Weniger als Nichts‹ aus dem Jahr 2014 an. Ausgehend von Hegel unternimmt er nichts weniger als eine Neubestimmung des philosophischen Materialismus: In drei Teilen entfaltet er sein Vorhaben, Hegels Begriff des absoluten Gegenstoßes zu einem allgemeinen ontologischen Prinzip zu erheben. Ausgehend von einer kritischen Lektüre Badious und Althussers über eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem Hegel’schen Absoluten skizziert Žižek die Grundzüge einer Ontologie des »den«, des »Weniger-als-nichts«, um eine neue Grundlegung des dialektischen Materialismus zu formulieren. Ein so aufregender wie zentraler Beitrag zur zeitgenössischen Philosophie, mit Witz und Verve vorgetragen.

Hegel-Studien

Author: Friedhelm Nicolin,Otto Pöggeler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Kritik der ethischen Gewalt

Adorno-Vorlesungen 2002

Author: Judith Butler

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518732188

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Im November 2002 hat Judith Butler mit überwältigendem Erfolg die Adorno-Vorlesungen an der Universität Frankfurt gehalten, die nun in einer deutlich erweiterten Fassung als Taschenbuch erscheinen. In ihrer Kritik der ethischen Gewalt geht sie der Frage nach, wie man angesichts einer Theorie des Subjekts, dessen Entstehungsbedingungen sich nie restlos klären lassen, dennoch die Möglichkeit von Verantwortung und Rechenschaft bewahren kann. In Auseinandersetzung mit Adorno, Cavarrero, Foucault, Lévinas und der Psychoanalyse zeigt Butler, daß jede dieser Theorien etwas ethisch Bedeutsames enthält, das sich aus den Grenzen ergibt, die jedem Versuch gezogen sind, Rechenschaft von sich selbst abzulegen: Noch in demjenigen, das wir »ethisches Scheitern« nennen, steckt eine ethische Wertigkeit und Bedeutsamkeit, und die Frage der Ethik erscheint genau an den Grenzen unserer Systeme der Verständlichkeit. »Mit dem Begriff der ›ethischen Gewalt‹ legt Butler den moralphilosophischen Kern von Adornos Denken frei.« Die literarische Welt

Nietzsche und Frankreich

Author: Clemens Pornschlegel,Martin Stingelin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110193310

Category: Philosophy

Page: 483

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Friedrich Nietzsche held France in high esteem throughout his life. France was at the same time the country in which he allowed himself to believe to be understood.Nietzsche and France surveys a multitude of diverse encounters distinguished by their interplay with one another and explores them in their historical and systematic dimensions, as well as their contemporary relevance. "

Deleuze Beyond Badiou

Ontology, Multiplicity, and Event

Author: Clayton Crockett

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231530919

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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First published in 1997, Alain Badiou's Deleuze: The Clamor of Being cast Gilles Deleuze as a secret philosopher of the One. In this work, Clayton Crockett rehabilitates Deleuze's position within contemporary political and philosophical thought, advancing an original reading of the thinker's major works and a constructive conception of his philosophical ontology. Through close readings of Deleuze's Difference and Repetition, Capitalism and Schizophrenia (with Felix Guattari), and Cinema 2, Crockett argues that Deleuze is anything but the austere, quietistic, and aristocratic intellectual Badiou had portrayed. Instead, Crockett underscores Deleuze's radical aesthetics and innovative scientific, political, and mathematical forms of thought. He also refutes the notion Deleuze retreated from politics toward the end of his life. Using Badiou's critique as a foil, Crockett maintains the profound continuity of Deleuze's work and builds a general interpretation of his more obscure formulations.

Religion, Politics, and the Earth

The New Materialism

Author: C. Crockett,J. Robbins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726893X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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"Following Vattimo's postmodern philosophy, Badiou's postmetaphysical ontology, and i ek's revolutionary style, the authors of this marvelous book invites us to reactivate our politics of resistance against our greatest enemy: corporate capitalism. The best solution to the ecological, energy, and financial crisis corporate capitalism has created, as Crockett Clayton and Jeffrey Robbins suggest, is a new theological materialism where Being is conceived as energy both subjectively and objectively. All my graduate students will have to read this book carefully if they want to become philosophers." - Santiago Zabala, ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona "This is a book of an extraordinary timeliness, written in an accessible and strikingly informative way. It is excellently poised to become a synthetic and agenda setting statement about the implications of a new materialism for the founding of a new radical theology, a new kind of spirituality. I consider this therefore quite a remarkable book which will be influential in ongoing discussions of psychoanalysis, continental philosophy, and theology. Moreover, it will be, quite simply, the best book about spirituality and the new materialism on the market today. While all of the work of the new materialists engage at one level or another the question of a new spirituality, I do not think there is anything comparable in significance to what Crockett and Robbins have provided here." - Ward Blanton, University of Kent "This book will perhaps be most appreciated by the reader with an intuitive cast of mind, able to recognize the force of an argument in its imaginative suggestiveness . . . New Materialism is about energy transformation, we are told, energy which cannot be reduced to matter because it resonates with spirit and life . . . Yet the book strikes a fundamental note of hard reality: 'if we want our civilization to live on earth a little longer we will have to recognize our coexistence with and in earth'." - Christian Ecology Link

Self and Emotional Life

Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neuroscience

Author: Adrian Johnston,Catherine Malabou

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153518X

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou defy theoretical humanities' deeply-entrenched resistance to engagements with the life sciences. Rather than treat biology and its branches as hopelessly reductive and politically suspect, they view recent advances in neurobiology and its adjacent scientific fields as providing crucial catalysts to a radical rethinking of subjectivity. Merging three distinct disciplines—European philosophy from Descartes to the present, Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and affective neuroscience—Johnston and Malabou triangulate the emotional life of affective subjects as conceptualized in philosophy and psychoanalysis with neuroscience. Their experiments yield different outcomes. Johnston finds psychoanalysis and neurobiology have the potential to enrich each other, though affective neuroscience demands a reconsideration of whether affects can be unconscious. Investigating this vexed issue has profound implications for theoretical and practical analysis, as well as philosophical understandings of the emotions. Malabou believes scientific explorations of the brain seriously problematize established notions of affective subjectivity in Continental philosophy and Freudian-Lacanian analysis. She confronts philosophy and psychoanalysis with something neither field has seriously considered: the concept of wonder and the cold, disturbing visage of those who have been affected by disease or injury, such that they are no longer affected emotionally. At stake in this exchange are some of philosophy's most important claims concerning the relationship between the subjective mind and the objective body, the structures and dynamics of the unconscious dimensions of mental life, the role emotion plays in making us human, and the functional differences between philosophy and science.

Samuel Beckett

Author: Laura Salisbury

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649700

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Ranging widely over Beckett's fiction, drama and critical writings, the book demonstrates that it is through Beckett's comic timing that we can understand the double gesture of his art: the ethical obligation to represent the world how it is while, at the

Understanding Hegelianism

Author: Robert Sinnerbrink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317493338

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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"Understanding Hegelianism" explores the ways in which Hegelian and anti-Hegelian currents of thought have shaped some of the most significant movements in twentieth-century European philosophy, particularly the traditions of critical theory, existentialism, Marxism and poststructuralism. The first part of the book examines Kierkegaard's existentialism and Marx's materialism, which present two defining poles of subsequent Hegelian and anti-Hegelian movements. The second part looks at the contrasting critiques of Hegel by Lukacs and Heidegger, which set the stage for the appropriation of Hegelian themes in German critical theory and the anti-Hegelian turn in French poststructuralism. The role of Hegelian themes in the work of Adorno, Habermas and Honneth are explored. In the third part, the rich tradition of Hegelianism in modern French philosophy is considered - the work of Wahl, Kojeve, Hyppolite, Lefebvre, Sartre, de Beauvoir as well as the radical critique of Hegelianism articulated by Derrida and Deleuze. Although the focus is primarily on German and French appropriations of Hegelian thought, the author also explores some of the recent developments in Anglophone Hegelianism.

Argumentum e Silentio

International Paul Celan Symposium/Internationales Paul Celan-Symposium

Author: Amy D. Colin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110850109

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 466

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Judith Butler: Ethics, Law, Politics

Author: Elena Loizidou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135309485

Category: Law

Page: 200

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The first to use Judith Butler’s work as a reading of how the legal subject is formed, this book traces how Butler comes to the themes of ethics, law and politics analyzing their interrelation and explaining how they relate to Butler’s question of how people can have more liveable and viable lives. Acknowledging the potency and influence of Butler’s ‘concept’ of gender as process, which occupies a well developed and well discussed position in current literature, Elena Loizidou argues that the possibility of people having more liveable and viable lives is articulated by Butler within the parameters of a sustained agonistic relationship between the three spheres of ethics, law and politics. Suggesting that Butler’s rounded understanding of the interrelationship of these three spheres will enable critical legal scholarship, as well as critical theory more generally, to consider how the question of life’s unsustainable conditions can be rethought and redressed, this book is a key read for all students of legal ethics, political philosophy and social theory.