Dialectic and Paradox: Configurations of the Third in Modernity by Ian CooperDialectic and Paradox: Configurations of the Third in Modernity by Ian Cooper

Dialectic and Paradox: Configurations of the Third in Modernity

EditorIan Cooper, Bernhard Malkmus

Paperback | March 18, 2013

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From Hegel to the present, the humanities and social sciences have revealed the volatile power of third agency. Systems of thought and practice are often disturbed by the presence of a figure that exceeds traditional binary oppositions. The articles in this volume trace the role of these triadic figures across a broad range of discourses in social theory, philosophy and science studies. Modernity emerges as a mode of system-formation, perpetuation and self-reflection that is deeply rooted in the dynamics of dialectic and paradox.
The volume offers an approach which is both systematic and genealogical, providing innovative perspectives on such major thinkers as Adorno, Agamben, Derrida, C. S. Peirce, the Romantics and Simmel as well as phenomena like the psychology of jealousy and envy, the epistemic status of scientific images and conceptions of metabolism. It is the first attempt to look at configurations of the third as a paradigm for the ‘unfinished project of modernity’ (Habermas).
Ian Cooper is Lecturer in German at the University of Kent, England. He is the author of numerous publications on modern German and English literature and intellectual history. Bernhard F. Malkmus is Assistant Professor of German at the Ohio State University, USA. His research focuses on ethical, social and cultural aspects of modernit...
Title:Dialectic and Paradox: Configurations of the Third in ModernityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:March 18, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents: Bernhard F. Malkmus/Ian Cooper: Triadic Concepts in the Humanities and Social Sciences - An Introduction – A Conversation with Zygmunt Bauman: From Ethics to Justice: The Role of the Triad in Modern Social Imagination – Ulrich Bröckling: Governing by Triangulation: On Mediation – Paul Stenner: Foundation by Exclusion: Jealousy and Envy – Joachim Fischer: Turn to the Third: A Systematic Consideration of an Innovation in Social Theory – Andreas Dittrich: The Absent Third: Negative Dialectics in Adorno’s and Derrida’s Accounts of Cognition and Language – Guido Naschert: The Problem of Antinomy and its Practical Dimension in Early Romantic Philosophy – Benjamin Robinson: Two or Three? - A Case for Two – Christian J. Emden: Uncertain Things, Visually Enhanced: On the Production of Epistemic Images – Hannah Landecker: The Metabolism of Philosophy, in Three Parts – Jeannie Moser: The Biography of a Psychotropic Substance: Epistemic Figures of the Third in LSD - My Problem Child by Albert Hofmann.