immanent transcendence reconfiguring materialism in continental philosophy

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Immanent Transcendence

Author : Patrice Haynes
ISBN : 9781441121523
Genre : Philosophy
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Overthe last twenty years materialist thinkers in the continental tradition haveincreasingly emphasized the category of immanence. Yet the turn toimmanence has not meant the wholesale rejection of the concept oftranscendence, but rather its reconfiguration in immanent or materialist terms:an immanent transcendence. Through an engagement with the work ofDeleuze, Irigaray and Adorno, Patrice Haynes examines how the notion ofimmanent transcendence can help articulate a non-reductive materialism by whichto rethink politics, ethics and theology in exciting new ways. However,she argues that contrary to what some might expect, immanent accounts of matterand transcendence are ultimately unable to do justice to materialfinitude. Indeed, Haynes concludes by suggesting that a theisticunderstanding of divine transcendence offers ways to affirm fully materialimmanence, thus pointing towards the idea of a theological materialism.

The Speculative Turn

Author : Levi Bryant
ISBN : 9780980668346
Genre : Philosophy
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Continental philosophy has entered a new period of ferment. The long deconstructionist era was followed with a period dominated by Deleuze, which has in turn evolved into a new situation still difficult to define. However, one common thread running through the new brand of continental positions is a renewed attention to materialist and realist options in philosophy. Among the leaders of the established generation, this new focus takes numerous forms. It might be hard to find many shared positions in the writings of Badiou, DeLanda, Laruelle, Latour, Stengers, and i ek, but what is missing from their positions is an obsession with the critique of written texts. All of them elaborate a positive ontology, despite the incompatibility of their results. Meanwhile, the new generation of continental thinkers is pushing these trends still further, as seen in currents ranging from transcendental materialism to the London-based speculative realism movement to new revivals of Derrida. As indicated by the title The Speculative Turn, the new currents of continental philosophy depart from the text-centered hermeneutic models of the past and engage in daring speculations about the nature of reality itself. This anthology assembles authors, of several generations and numerous nationalities, who will be at the centre of debate in continental philosophy for decades to come."

New Materialisms

Author : Diana Coole
ISBN : 9780822392996
Genre : Political Science
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New Materialisms brings into focus and explains the significance of the innovative materialist critiques that are emerging across the social sciences and humanities. By gathering essays that exemplify the new thinking about matter and processes of materialization, this important collection shows how scholars are reworking older materialist traditions, contemporary theoretical debates, and advances in scientific knowledge to address pressing ethical and political challenges. In the introduction, Diana Coole and Samantha Frost highlight common themes among the distinctive critical projects that comprise the new materialisms. The continuities they discern include a posthumanist conception of matter as lively or exhibiting agency, and a reengagement with both the material realities of everyday life and broader geopolitical and socioeconomic structures. Coole and Frost argue that contemporary economic, environmental, geopolitical, and technological developments demand new accounts of nature, agency, and social and political relationships; modes of inquiry that privilege consciousness and subjectivity are not adequate to the task. New materialist philosophies are needed to do justice to the complexities of twenty-first-century biopolitics and political economy, because they raise fundamental questions about the place of embodied humans in a material world and the ways that we produce, reproduce, and consume our material environment. Contributors Sara Ahmed Jane Bennett Rosi Braidotti Pheng Cheah Rey Chow William E. Connolly Diana Coole Jason Edwards Samantha Frost Elizabeth Grosz Sonia Kruks Melissa A. Orlie

The New French Philosophy

Author : Ian James
ISBN : 9780745648057
Genre : Philosophy
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This book gives a critical assessment of key developments in contemporary French philosophy, highlighting the diverse ways in which recent French thought has moved beyond the philosophical positions and arguments which have been widely associated with the terms 'post-structuralism' and 'postmodernism'. These developments are assessed through a close comparative reading of the work of seven contemporary thinkers: Jean-Luc Marion, Jean-Luc Nancy, Bernard Stiegler, Catherine Malabou, Jacques Rancière, Alain Badiou and François Laruelle. The book situates the writing of each philosopher in relation to earlier traditions of French thought. In differing ways, these philosophers decisively distance themselves from the linguistic paradigm which dominated so much twentieth-century thought in order to rethink philosophical conceptions of materiality, worldliness, shared embodied existence and human agency or subjectivity. They thereby open the way for a radical renewal of the claims, possibilities and transformative power of philosophical thinking itself. This book will be an indispensable text for students of philosophy and for anyone interested in current developments in philosophy and social thought.

Between Deleuze And Derrida

Author : Paul Patton
ISBN : 0826459730
Genre : Philosophy
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Whilst both of these leading French philosophers of post-structuralism have been widely studied little has been done to examine the relation between them. The contributors to this collection explore and compare their work via a number of key themes.

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