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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword: The Left and Ontopolitics
  2. William E. Connolly
  3. pp. ix-xviii
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  1. Introduction: Thinking Outside In
  2. Carsten Strathausen
  3. pp. xix-xlvi
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  1. I. Agamben, Violence, and Redemption
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. The Structure of the Political vs. the Politics of Hope
  2. William Rasch
  3. pp. 3-18
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  1. 2. The Function of Ambivalence in Agamben’s Reontologization of Politics
  2. Eva Geulen
  3. pp. 19-30
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  1. II. The Persistence of Marxism
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. 3. Twenty-five Theses on Philosophy in the Age of Finance Capital
  2. Nicholas Brown, Imre Szemán
  3. pp. 33-53
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  1. 4. Periodizing the 80s: The Cultural Logic of Economic Privatization in the United States
  2. Jeffrey T. Nealon
  3. pp. 54-79
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  1. 5. Marxist Theory: From Aesthetic Critique to Cultural Politics
  2. Philip Goldstein
  3. pp. 80-99
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  1. 6. Is Socialism the Index of a Leftist Ontology?
  2. Benjamin Robinson
  3. pp. 100-122
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  1. III. Deconstruction/Politics
  2. pp. 123-124
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  1. 7. Deconstruction and Experience: The Politics of the Undeconstructable
  2. Roland Végső
  3. pp. 125-146
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  1. 8. Politics and the Fiction of the Political
  2. Sorin Radu-Cucu
  3. pp. 147-169
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  1. 9. The Last God: María Zambrano’s Life without Texture
  2. Alberto Moreiras
  3. pp. 170-184
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  1. IV. Psychoanalysis and the Political
  2. pp. 185-186
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  1. 10. Signification and Substance: Toward a Leftist Ontology of the Present
  2. Christopher Breu
  3. pp. 187-207
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  1. 11. A Politics of Melancholia
  2. Klaus Mladek, George Edmondson
  3. pp. 208-234
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  1. Afterword: Thinking, Being, Acting; or, On the Uses and Disadvantages of Ontology for Politics
  2. Bruno Bostee
  3. pp. 235-252
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 253-254
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 255-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-283
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816667932
Related ISBN
9780816650309
MARC Record
OCLC
505993987
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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