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Absolute Recoil – Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism

Absolute Recoil – Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism
Cover: Ragasztott
ISBN: 9781784781996
Language: angol
Size: 140*210
Weight: 367 g
Page no.: 444
Publish year: 2015
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Absolute Recoil – Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism

Philosophical materialism in all its forms – from scientific naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism – has failed to meet the key theoretical and political challenges of the modern world. This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj ®i¾ek’s argument in this pathbreaking and eclectic new work. Recent history has seen developments such as quantum physics and Freudian psychoanalysis, not to speak of the failure of twentieth-century communism, shake our understanding of existence.

In the process, the dominant tradition in Western philosophy lost its moorings. To bring materialism up to date, ®i¾ek – himself a committed materialist and communist – proposes a radical revision of our intellectual heritage. He argues that dialectical materialism is the only true philosophical inheritor of what Hegel designated the “speculative” approach in thought.

Absolute Recoil is a startling reformulation of the basis and possibilities of contemporary philosophy. While focusing on how to overcome the transcendental approach without regressing to naïve, pre-Kantian realism, ®i¾ek offers a series of excursions into today’s political, artistic, and ideological landscape, from Arnold Schoenberg’s music to the films of Ernst Lubitsch.

Publisher: Verso
Category: Filozófia




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