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Lukács’s Turn to a Political Economy of the Senses

Anita Chari

in A Political Economy of the Senses: Neoliberalism, Reification, Critique

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173896
eISBN:
9780231540384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173896.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter turns to an analysis of one of the most influential thinkers of reification critique, Georg Lukács who explored the crucial role that subjectivity played in the processes of the ... More


The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas

Gabriela Basterra

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265145
eISBN:
9780823266883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265145.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Subject of Freedom explores the idea of freedom theoretically as the limit that enables thinking, and practically as something other that constitutes subjectivity. Kant's introduction in the ... More


Adieu to Negativity: Deleuze

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze is the most explicitly and consistent affirmative thinker. This chapter analyses the origin of this orientation in his reading of Henri Bergson’s vitalism. The use of Bergson allows ... More


The Law of Community

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins with a reading of the Latin root of community (cum-munus) as a “task,” “duty,” or “law” in order to claim that what individuals have most in common is a lack of community. Through ... More


Melancholy and Community

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 2 begins by placing these two seemingly contradictory terms in relation: only individuals may be melancholic, and they are so precisely because of their isolation, asociality, or distance ... More


Introduction: The Subject of Freedom

Gabriela Basterra

in The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265145
eISBN:
9780823266883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265145.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

But aren't Kant and Levinas unexpected interlocutors? Doesn't Levinas level his critique precisely against the Kantian all-encompassing and free subject of the law? An approach to their thinking that ... More


Unconditioned Subjectivity

Gabriela Basterra

in The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265145
eISBN:
9780823266883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265145.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter proposes a reading of Kant's third antinomy that pursues what Kant's explanation presupposes and accomplishes beyond what his explicit solution claims to achieve. The third antinomy ... More


Identity, Nature, Life: Three Biopolitical Deconstructions

Judith Revel

in The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255962
eISBN:
9780823261284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255962.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter by Revel argues that Foucault advances an affirmative biopolitics centered on the self-fashioning of subjectivity, but this “form of life” is attainable only if subjectivation is a ... More


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