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Contaminations : Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film (Hardcover) (Michael Mack)
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Through the figure of contamination as an alternative to dialectics, literature interacts with scientific discoveries.This monograph introduces the figure of contamination as an alternative to dialectics: whereas dialectics separates two entities and traverses from one to the other (finally negating negation), contamination allows for the simultaneous interdependence of what has previously been conceived as separate or opposed. Whereas dialectics unfolds through the positing of oppositions, contamination operates on the biological model of symbiosis.The figure of contamination as developed in this book offers a new perspective of negativity which questions the current influence of Hegelian dialectics in contemporary theory and philosophy (i.e. Robert Pippin, Slavoj Zizek, Catherine Malabou). The book also offers an advanced critical introduction to the critique of dialectics to which it at the same time contributes as an original piece of research.
Number of Pages: 229
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: American / General
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Michael Mack
Street Date: March 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-8688
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