Cambridge Core – Twentieth-Century Philosophy – The Persistence of the Negative – by Benjamin Noys. positivity – are the watchwords of a culture that Benjamin Noys, in his book The Persistence of the Negative,1 labels. “affirmationism”; the practice or systematicity . The Persistence of the Negative. A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory. Benjamin Noys. Published by Edinburgh University Press.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. A compelling critique of contemporary continental theory. History of Western Philosophy. Newer Post Older Post Home. Walter Benjamin in Continental Philosophy. Alienation oersistence Emancipation The Lacanian Left: He reveals a profound current of negativity that allows theory to return to its political calling.

The Persistence of the Negative

Negativity is a practice, not a principle, a destruction of existing positivities. Science Logic and Mathematics.

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On the Edge of the Negative: Edinburgh University Press; 1 edition September 13, Language: More This book aims to rehabilitate a thinking of negativity within and against the usual forms of contemporary Continental Theory. Through a series of incisive readings of leading theoretical figures of affirmationism–Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Bruno Latour, Antonio Negri and Alain Badiou–Benjamin Noys contests the tendency of recent theory to rely on affirmation, and especially an affirmative thinking of resistance.


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On the classifications I can see what you mean, but I did think I had polemically found new commonalities and wanted to push the classifications as far as they go. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

An original and compelling critique of contemporary Continental theory through a rehabilitation of the negative. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I agree also that the problem with Latour and, I would add, Delanda is benjain they present something of a mirror image of Negrian affirmation, in which it is rather contemporary capitalist relations instead of the coming Communist utopia which is relentlessly affirmed.

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Benjamin Noys – – Filozofski Vestnik 30 1: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. As Negattive point out in Posthegemony, we still need to be able to distinguish between good multitudes and bad, and to be able to discern when the multitude turns bad. Don’t have a Kindle? It has a strong analysis of the emergent forms of transnational networked and financialized capitalism. Subjectivity is directly formed within controlled and coercive environments. The right state of things would be free of it: And I am happy to agree in principle with the notion of negativity as “an insistence on localizing thought and practices, nlys both an ontology of affirmation and an ontology of finitude.


I’m likewise far from convinced by say Negri’s unremitting championing of the multitude. Find it on Scholar. Fiction and Narrative Derek Matravers. On that note, I would benmamin to say that I wish that I said more about Noys reading of Deleuze, which is quite engaging.

The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Agamben on the Image. He reveals a profound current of negativity that allows theory to return to neyative political calling. Learn more about Amazon Prime. A Thousand Plateaus is not reducible to the exaltation of nomadism.

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