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Author Strathausen, Carsten
Title Leftist Ontology : Beyond Relativism and Identity Politics
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2009
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Note Contents -- Foreword: The Left and Ontopolitics -- Introduction: Thinking Outside In -- I. AGAMBEN, VIOLENCE, AND REDEMPTION -- 1. The Structure of the Political vs. the Politics of Hope -- 2. The Function of Ambivalence in Agamben's Reontologization of Politics -- II. THE PERSISTENCE OF MARXISM -- 3. Twenty-five Theses on Philosophy in the Age of Finance Capital -- 4. Periodizing the 80s: The Cultural Logic of Economic Privatization in the United States -- 5. Marxist Theory: From Aesthetic Critique to Cultural Politics -- 6. Is Socialism the Index of a Leftist Ontology? -- III. DECONSTRUCTION/POLITICS -- 7. Deconstruction and Experience: The Politics of the Undeconstructable -- 8. Politics and the Fiction of the Political -- 9. The Last God: María Zambrano's Life without Texture -- IV. PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE POLITICAL -- 10. Signification and Substance: Toward a Leftist Ontology of the Present -- 11. A Politics of Melancholia -- Afterword: Thinking, Being, Acting -- or, On the Uses and Disadvantages of Ontology for Politics -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
Rich with analyses of concepts from deconstruction, systems theory, and post-Marxism, with critiques of fundamentalist thought and the war on terror, this volume argues for developing a philosophy of being in order to overcome the quandary of postmodern relativism. Undergirding the contributions are the premises that ontology is a vital concept for philosophy today, that an acceptable leftist ontology must avoid the kind of identity politics that has dominated recent cultural studies, and that a new ontology must be situated within global capitalism.A Leftist Ontology offers a timely intervention in political philosophy, featuring some of the leading voices of our time.Contributors: Bruno Bosteels, Cornell U; Christopher Breu, Illinois State U; Nicholas Brown, U of Illinois at Chicago; Sorin Radu Cucu, Manhattan College; George Edmondson, Dartmouth College; Eva Geulen, U of Bonn; Philip Goldstein, U of Delaware; Klaus Mladek, Dartmouth College; Alberto Moreiras, U of Aberdeen; Jeffrey T. Nealon, Pennsylvania State U; William Rasch, Indiana U; Ben Robinson, Indiana U; Imre Szeman, McMaster U; Roland Vegso, U of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Strathausen, Carsten Leftist Ontology : Beyond Relativism and Identity Politics Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press,c2009 9780816650293
Subject Political science -- Philosophy.;Philosophy, Marxist.;Socialism
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Alt Author Connolly, William E
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