Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Fordham University Press
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Title Page, Copyright
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A Little Bit of Tourism . . .
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...places, the ones we keep going to every year, or to one of thoseterrestrial lands we have long since promised ourselves we’d visit,but to an entirely different elsewhere marked by a weightlessnessthat, for a few memorable days or weeks, would turn us into veri-the more inconsequentially given that this vacation would last a...
CHAPTER 1 Star Wars
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The Twilight Zone, the television series that started in 1959 andwas cut in 1964, was resuscitated in 1985 in color. And it’s in oneof the episodes from the ﬁrst new season that you will ﬁnd theincredible story called “A Small Talent for War.” In French, thistitle was unfaithfully yet interestingly translated as “Risque de...
CHAPTER 2 Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials
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...tence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, in a form of life superiorone of his ﬁrst pieces of writing (Universal Natural History andyears old) all the way through one of the last (Anthropology froma Pragmatic Point of View, published in 1798, six years before hisIn the third part of his Theory of the Heavens, Kant thus declares:...
CHAPTER 3 Cosmetics and Cosmopolitics
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...which has led us to Kantian cosmopolitics as seen from the extra-worlds in the still unexplored stars of the cosmos that surrounds[entoure] us. Or rather that etches us out [détoure], as one cansay in the vocabulary of the digital treatment of images as a wayof naming the action of delimiting or circumscribing a detail—...
CHAPTER 4 Weightless: The Archimedean Pointof the Sensible
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...going on down here,” says Jay to Kay in the second part of Menwere impatiently looking at the indication of how long you’d haveother bus riders that the geo-satellite system for following trafﬁcwas momentarily out of order. “Have you ever thought about it?”you asked me with surprise. “In our lived experience of time pass-...
Postface: What’s Left of Cosmopolitanism?
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And what is happening to it? As for the ﬁgure of the citizen ofAnother Effort!”1 For this certainly is a pamphlet, yes, at least inother words, quite simply a piece of writing consisting of a veryshortest of all those Derrida published—ends by citing “a certainidea of cosmopolitanism, an other, [that] has not yet arrived, per-...
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Page Count: 208
Illustrations: 25 b/w
Publication Year: 2013