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

Benjamin Noys

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book aims to rehabilitate a thinking of negativity within and against the usual forms of contemporary Continental Theory. It identifies and presents an analysis of the dominant tone of ... More


Introduction

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/9780748638635.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introduction traces the rejection of negativity by the major forms of contemporary theory and its replacement by ‘affirmationism’, an alternative stress of the fundamentally affirmative cast of ... More


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