The Catastrophic Imperative: Subjectivity, Time and Memory in Contemporary Thought

Hardcover | October 9, 2009

EditorD. Hoens, S. Jöttkandt, G. Buelens

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Evoking the contemporary Zeitgeist of looming ecological, political and economic disaster, a distinguished group of thinkers invite a compelling reconsideration of the ways we, as representing subjects, might be more deeply implicated in catastrophic events than we ordinarily imagine.

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Evoking the contemporary Zeitgeist of looming ecological, political and economic disaster, a distinguished group of thinkers invite a compelling reconsideration of the ways we, as representing subjects, might be more deeply implicated in catastrophic events than we ordinarily imagine.

DOMINIEK HOENS teaches philosophy of art at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium and is an advising researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in the Netherlands.SIGI JOTTKANDT is a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy and the author of Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic.GERT BUELENS is Associate Prof...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:October 9, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230552852

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List of illustrations * Notes On Contributors * Introduction: B.Biebuyck, G.Buelens, O.de Graef, D.Hoens, S.Jttkandt * Who or What Decides: For Derrida: A Catastrophic Theory of Decision--J.Hillis Miller * Catastrophic Narratives and Why the Catastrophe to Catastrophe Might Have Already Happened--E.Vogt * Breath of Relief: Sloterdijk and the Politics of the Intimate--S.van Tuinen * Man is a swarm animal--J.Clemens * Notes on the Bird War: Biopolitics of the Visible (in the Era of Climate Change)--T.Cohen * Dialectical Catastrophe: Hegels Allegory of Physiognomy and the Ethics of Survival--P.Moll * Catastrophe, Citationality and the Limits of Responsibility in Disgrace--G.Buelens * Unpredictable Inevitability and the Boundaries of Psychic Life; D.Nobus *
Who is Nietzsche?--A.Badiou * Is Pleasure a Rotten Idea?--A.Schuster * Nationalist Ext(im)asy: Maurice Barrs and the Roots of Fascist Enjoyment--G.Chaitin * Topography of the Border: Derrida Rewriting Transcendental Aesthetics--J.Hodge * Index