After Poststructuralism: Writing the Intellectual History of by Tilottama Rajan, Michael J. O'Driscoll PDF

By Tilottama Rajan, Michael J. O'Driscoll

ISBN-10: 0802047912

ISBN-13: 9780802047915

Every historical past of conception is at the same time a concept of historical past. Rajan and O'Driscoll's wide-ranging quantity tackles the difficulty of delivering an highbrow background of thought, given a substantial continuity among idea and the heritage of principles, and in addition given theory's personal wondering of conventional highbrow historic versions. The editors handle this problem via supplying 13 essays on quite a few theorists from Derrida to Zizek. less than the paradigms of family tree, performativity, body structure, and expertise, the essayists discover metaphors for connecting the paintings of theorists from varied instances, which are drawn from components except heritage, and that may increase and revise our knowing of the histories of idea.

Not simply do those essays mirror the influence on writing approximately conception - and through extension on highbrow heritage - in parts reminiscent of psychoanalysis, philosophy, literature, and cultural reports, yet also they are an exploration of subject matter and state of affairs - the writing of highbrow background after the linguistic flip and the poststructuralist critique. Written for the idea experts, in addition to highbrow historians and people within the humanities and social sciences who're desirous about severe idea, the essays symbolize a second look of the present nation of conception, as addressed by way of major students within the field.

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Considering a line segment, he argues that the 'positive attribute' of length is also 'distance' and 'intervenes here by virtue of the negation of an absolute ... ' If one considers length as the bridging of distance, then 'the negation, expelled from the segment and its length, takes refuge in the two limits' of a line that 'does not extend beyond this point' (54). Sartre seems compelled to find the negative in every situation, however one sees it: nothingness, he says, 'lies coiled in the heart of being - like a worm' (56).

It is 'its own possibilities,' etc. All this amounts to saying that Dasein 'is not' in itself, that it Ms not' in immediate proximity to itself, and that it 'surpasses' the world inasmuch as it posits itself as not being in itself and as not being the world (52). In this vein Sartre takes issue with Heidegger on a range of issues including negativity, temporality, being-with, death (697-8), ethics (128), the other (333-7), and the whole question of the 'clearing' or the phenomenon as the showing of being (8-9) as against what for Sartre is the opacity of being as solid or 'massif (28).

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