Transgression and the Inexistent

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Transgression and the Inexistent

Transgression and the Inexistent

A Philosophical Vocabulary

  • Author: Mehdi Belhaj Kacem
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 147252862X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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A contemporary philosopher of Tunisian origin, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem is here published in English for the first time. His new book, Transgression and the Inexistent: A Philosophical Vocabulary, is a comprehensive foray into Kacem's elaborate philosophical system in twenty-seven discreet chapters, each dedicated to a single concept. In each chapter, he explicates a critical re-thinking of ordinary lived experiences - such as desire, irony, play - or traditional philosophical ideas – such as catharsis, mimesis, techne – in light of 'the spirit of nihilism' that marks the contemporary human condition. Kacem gained notoriety in the domain of critical theory amid his controversial break with his mentor and leading contemporary philosopher, Alain Badiou. Transgression and the Inexistent lays out the essential concepts of his philosophical system: it is the most complete and synthetic book of his philosophical work, as well as being one of the most provocative in its claims. As a Francophone author engaging with contemporary world thought, he is able to develop novel philosophical perspectives that reach beyond the Middle East or the Continental, and the East/West binary. This is the book's first publication in any language, constituting a much-awaited first translation of Kacem into English.

Dante and the Sense of Transgression

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Dante and the Sense of Transgression

Dante and the Sense of Transgression

'The Trespass of the Sign'

  • Author: William Franke
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441150285
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 192
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In Dante and the Sense of Transgression, William Franke combines literary-critical analysis with philosophical and theological reflection to cast new light on Dante's poetic vision. Conversely, Dante's medieval masterpiece becomes our guide to rethinking some of the most pressing issues of contemporary theory. Beyond suggestive archetypes like Adam and Ulysses that hint at an obsession with transgression beneath Dante's overt suppression of it, there is another and a prior sense in which transgression emerges as Dante's essential and ultimate gesture. His work as a poet culminates in the Paradiso in a transcendence of language towards a purely ineffable, mystical experience beyond verbal expression. Yet Dante conveys this experience, nevertheless, in and through language and specifically through the transgression of language, violating its normally representational and referential functions. Paradiso's dramatic sky-scapes and unparalleled textual performances stage a deconstruction of the sign that is analyzed philosophically in the light of Blanchot, Levinas, Derrida, Barthes, and Bataille, as transgressing and transfiguring the very sense of sense.

Proximity Levinas, Blanchot, Bataille and Communication

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Proximity Levinas, Blanchot, Bataille and Communication

Proximity Levinas, Blanchot, Bataille and Communication

  • Author: Joseph Libertson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400974493
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 356
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The problematic reality of an alterity implicit in the concept of communication has been a consistent attestation in formal discourse. The rapport of thought to this alterity has been consistently described as a radical inadequation. By virtue of the communicational economy which produces discontinuity and relation, illumination and the possibility of consciousness, an opacity haunts the famili arity of comprehension. Consciousness' spontaneity is limited by the difference or discontinuity of the exterior thing, of the exterior subject or intersubjective other, and of the generality of existence in its excess over comprehension's closure. An element implicit in difference or discontinuity escapes the power of comprehension, and even the possibility of manifestation. Within the system of tendencies and predications which characterizes formal discourse, however, this escape of alterity is most often understood as an escape which proceeds from its own substantiality: the unknowable in-itself of things, of subjects, and of generality. Alterity escapes the power of comprehension, on the basis of its power to escape this power. That which escapes the effectivity of consciousness, escapes on the basis of its own effectivity. For this reason, the rapport of inadequation described by the escape may function in formal discourse as a correlation. The inadequation of comprehension and exteriority may function as the vicissitude of a larger adequation. The latent principles of this adequation are power and totalization.

Brazilian Literature of Transgression and Postmodern Anti-aesthetics in Glauco Mattoso

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Brazilian Literature of Transgression and Postmodern Anti-aesthetics in Glauco Mattoso

Brazilian Literature of Transgression and Postmodern Anti-aesthetics in Glauco Mattoso

  • Author: Steven Fred Butterman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 264
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Violence and Transgression in World Minority Literatures

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Violence and Transgression in World Minority Literatures

Violence and Transgression in World Minority Literatures

  • Author: Rüdiger Ahrens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Comparative literature
  • Page: 452
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Papers from a conference held Oct. 2-4, 2003, at the Centre for Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.

A Dictionary Of The English Language; In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals; And Illustrated In Their Different Significations, By Examples From The Best Writers: Together With A History of the Language, and an English Grammar

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A Dictionary Of The English Language; In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals; And Illustrated In Their Different Significations, By Examples From The Best Writers: Together With A History of the Language, and an English Grammar

A Dictionary Of The English Language; In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals; And Illustrated In Their Different Significations, By Examples From The Best Writers: Together With A History of the Language, and an English Grammar

  • Author: Samuel Johnson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Beyond Sinology

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Beyond Sinology

Beyond Sinology

Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

  • Author: Andrea Bachner
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231536305
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 296
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New communication and information technologies provide distinct challenges and possibilities for the Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. In recent decades, this multiplicity has generated a rich corpus of reflection and experimentation in literature, film, visual and performance art, and design and architecture, within both China and different parts of the West. Approaching this history from a variety of alternative theoretical perspectives, Beyond Sinology reflects on the Chinese script to pinpoint the multiple connections between languages, scripts, and medial expressions and cultural and national identities. Through a complex study of intercultural representations, exchanges, and tensions, the text focuses on the concrete "scripting" of identity and alterity, advancing a new understanding of the links between identity and medium and a critique of articulations that rely on single, monolithic, and univocal definitions of writing. Chinese writing—with its history of divergent readings in Chinese and non-Chinese contexts, with its current reinvention in the age of new media and globalization—can teach us how to read and construct mediality and cultural identity in interculturally responsible ways and also how to scrutinize, critique, and yet appreciate and enjoy the powerful multi-medial creativity embodied in writing.

Circus as Multimodal Discourse

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Circus as Multimodal Discourse

Circus as Multimodal Discourse

Performance, Meaning, and Ritual

  • Author: Paul Bouissac
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441135758
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 288
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Now available in paperback, this volume presents a theory of the circus as a secular ritual and introduces a method to analyze its performances as multimodal discourse. The book's fifteen chapters cover the range of circus specialties (magic, domestic and wild animal training, acrobatics, and clowning) and provide examples to show how cultural meaning is produced, extended and amplified by circus performances. Bouissac is one of the world's leading authorities on circus ethnography and semiotics and this work is grounded on research conducted over a 50 year span in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. It concludes with a reflection on the potentially subversive power of this discourse and its contemporary use by activists. Throughout, it endeavours to develop an analytical approach that is mindful of the epistemological traps of both positivism and postmodernist license. It brings semiotics and ethnography to bear on the realm of the circus.

The exclusionary politics of asylum

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The exclusionary politics of asylum

The exclusionary politics of asylum

  • Author: Vicki Squire
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN: 9780230216594
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 221
  • View: 789
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"The issue of asylum has become the focus of intense debate over recent years, much of which is organized around questions regarding how far and in what ways increasing numbers of asylum seekers pose a 'problem' or a 'threat' to 'host' states. This book steps back from this debate in order to consider how, why and with what effects such questions have come to take such a hold in UK and EU contexts. Critiquing the securitisation and criminalisation of asylum seeking, it analyses recent policy developmentsin relation to their wider historical, political and European contexts, and argues that the UK response effectively produces asylum seekers as scapegoats for dislocations that are caused by the shifting boundaries of the nation state. Any move beyond such an exclusionary politics, it claims, requires a distinctly political re-thinking of asylum, as well as of citizenship more widely." -- Book cover.

Contributions to the Problem of Time in Indian Philosophy

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Contributions to the Problem of Time in Indian Philosophy

Contributions to the Problem of Time in Indian Philosophy

  • Author: Stanisław Schayer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Buddhist philosophy
  • Page: 76
  • View: 1991
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