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Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... In this concluding chapter, Malabou engages with four central issues raised by many of the authors of this volume. These include: the role of philosophy today in light of plasticity; the ideological basis of scientific modeling and the manner in which it can challenge philosophical thinking...
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Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... This chapter introduces the philosophical work of Catherine Malabou and her signature concept of plasticity—the giving, receiving and exploding of form—as a new and restless ontology, one that characterizes for her the possibilities of philosophy, the metamorphic truths of our bodies and our...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
...) abstractions of capitalism to any attempt at renewing philosophy. What separates dialectical thinking from the production of world-views is its attentiveness to the manner in which such real, social abstractions – inflexible where one would wish them to be plastic, and subjecting collective life to violent...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... “God is dead”/”Writing is dead”/”Marx is dead” - this article draws the (im)possible perimeter of a confrontation between Neo-Hegelian plastic mourning, Deconstructive affirmation, and artistic experimentation. Reading ‘the end of history” in Catherine Malabou, the persistence of graphosphere...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... This chapter explores the philosophical possibilities of another materialism, one that is contingent or aleatory, and glimpsed in the philosophy of Althusser and the biology of Darwin. Might this become the grounds for a new politics? Rather than the conservative force of social Darwinism...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373810-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7381-0
... and pathological states of life, then shifts to contrast between Canguilhem’s philosophy of normative life, Catherine Malabou’s concept of plasticity, and Jane Bennett’s theory of vibrant matter. Rather than choosing between critical theories of normativity, plasticity and vibrancy, the chapter locates them...
Published: 04 August 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372707-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7270-7
... join the ranks of millions of Americans who sought surgery in order to manifest their true selves. This change in treatment philosophy multiplies what it means for trans- surgical interventions to work, thereby implicating a shift in the aims and logics of trans- medicine. plastic surgery...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... This chapter uses theories of autopoeisis as articulated by Niklas Luhmann to raise questions regarding the extent of our access to our environments, particularly the biological environment on which much of Malabou’s philosophy relies. Understood philosophically, poiesis demonstrates...