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Political Subjectivations: Between Freedom and Dependency

Antonio TucciUniversità di Salerno Volume 9, 2016 In this essay I intend to focus on different forms of political subjectivation within the context of neoliberal governmentality. I would like to show how these forms ‘constitute’ themselves ambivalently, indicating a paradoxical and unprecedented compatibility of dispositifs of inclusion and exclusion, the foundation of which refers to the...

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Deleuze extraviado en Norteamérica: rumbos y destinos

Alejandro Sánchez LoperaUniversidad el Bosque Volume 9, 2016 La filosofía de Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) ha sido asociada, en diversas ocasiones y a ambos lados del Atlántico, con la exaltación vitalista del deseo. Especialmente molesto para determinadas lecturas marxistas, aquí y allá el trabajo de Deleuze ha sido vinculado incluso con el despliegue de las formas contemporáneas...

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Democratic Politics and Conflict: An Agonistic Approach

Chantal MouffeUniversity of Westminster Volume 9, 2016 How should democratic politics deal with conflict? This is the question that is at the core of my reflection on ‘the political’ and that I will address in this essay. I will begin by delineating the general framework of my approach, whose theoretical bases have been elaborated in Hegemony and...

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What Can the Human Sciences Say about Freedom Today?

Paul A. KottmanThe New School for Research Volume 9, 2016 At a certain level of experience and self-awareness, questions like the following typically arise — What am I doing with her? What is he doing with me? What are we doing together? It seems safe to say that questions like these are voiced not only by philosophers or...

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Of Failed Retreats: Postcolonial Theory and Post-Testimonial Narrative in Central American Writing

Abraham AcostaUniversity of Arizona Volume 9, 2016 The debates relating to the emergence of postcolonial theory and testimonio in Latin America took place along near simultaneous times between the 1980s and the early 2000s.[1] In many ways, these debates have had a lasting, productive impact on the terms and conditions for contemporary latinamericanist inquiry, as it opened...

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Is There a Politics in Psychoanalysis?

Jelica SumicUniversity of Nova Gorica Volume 9, 2016 The Crisis of Negation According to theorists form a variety of intellectual traditions there is no question more burning today than the question of the way out, i.e. the possibility of a radical break with the existing state of affairs capable of initiating change within the late capitalist...

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The Semblant and the Act

Rado RihaInstitute of Philosophy, Research center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Volume 9, 2016 My departure point will be the problem of the indiscernibility between thinking and acting. How are we to understand this syntagm? When or, better, under what conditions, can we talk about the indiscernibility of thought and act? In my...

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What Politics for Psychoanalysis?

Bruno MoronciniUniversità di Salerno Volume 9, 2016 Is Lacan a Marxist? Certainly not, he is a Freudian. And yet he maintained that it was Marx who discovered the symptom, not Freud. Without any doubt, however, he also maintained that Marx was the best sponsor of the capitalist’s discourse. So what do we do with Lacan: use...

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Infrapolitical Action: The Truth of Democracy at the End of General Equivalence

Alberto MoreirasTexas A&M University Volume 9, 2016 I. Extroduction Jean-Luc Nancy refers to general equivalence, in his short book La communauté affrontée (2001), a bit counter-intuitively: “What arrives to us is an exhaustion of the thought of the One and of a unique destination of the world: it exhausts itself in a unique absence of destination, in an...