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This chapter develops a notion of the flesh to question the political adequacy of a plasticity conceived within the gap between brain and society without recognition of the ways in which the deconstruction of a centralized executive in the brain is reconstructed in the privileged position of neural matter. Doesn’t the emphasis on the brain reinscribe the executive and reproduce sovereignty? The concern is not only to reveal the political models of sovereignty condensed in Malabou’s model of brain function, but also for the genealogy of brain science that has always imagined a particular (white, male, European) privilege of rationality. For this reason, the flesh that exceeds the brain and the self must become the locus of any biological imagination of resistance to the biopolitical and its symbolic structures. This is a subjectivity designed for those historically denied the symbolism of the brain.

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