Disavowal: The Metaphysics of Escape
  • Author : Jake Nabasny
  • Release Date : 04 December 2019
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 13 : 9781794784949
  • Total Download : 305
  • File Size : 54,9 Mb

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Book Description: Self, Ego, Subject � these are the terms that philosophers have used to define that indelible mark of an individual. At the same time, however, a counter-current runs through the history of philosophy and culture that challenges the primordiality and privilege of the purportedly self-identical Subject. This collection of texts from 2012-2018 traces the history of disavowal, a line of escape from subjectivity. Breaking free of the binary logic of affirmation-negation, these essays contend that a third possibility exists in the realm of human action: disavowal. Disavowal is a sly sidestepping of boolean responses, an absolute negation that nevertheless posits an alternative course of action. Positing that a refusal to participate in the current global capitalist order need not be a refusal of the world as such this collection engages in topics from Cartesian subjectivity to Sia's live performance of "Chandelier," these essays provide a timely meditation on an urgent question and illuminate a path forward.

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