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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 137–166.
Published: 01 June 2019
... on Gilles Deleuze’s theory of masochism to shift attention away from genital intercourse while sexualizing what in biology is called asexual. Throughout the broader project I will attend to human entanglement with the more-than-human or the nonhuman, while this piece explores plant-human alliances...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (1): 109–142.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of biology premised on the analysis of space with attention to form over the analysis of language with attention to genetic code. In Ontology of the Accident (2012), Catherine Malabou describes a like kind of deepening interiority without recourse in relation to what she identifies as the destructive...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... In this framework, the para-world is both the site of the Black nonsubject’s exclusion and the place where the normative world’s unease with Blackness is uncovered, made legible. Chen and Powers, meanwhile, both offer—in their disparate fields of literature and philosophy of biology—a conception...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 125–146.
Published: 01 June 2015
... to goal- oriented pur- poses), were widely viewed as the central hermeneutic models in the history of biology. For Canguilhem, the two approaches were central to a series of misguided modern scientifi c premises: fi rst, the idea that the scientist- observer holds all- powerful, objective status vis...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 41–74.
Published: 01 June 2023
... to cultural analysis remains an underappreciated and vital methodological resource for researchers who wish to rehabilitate the concept of totality today. baasc007@umn.edu Copyright © 2023 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2023 methodological individualism biology Marxist cultural theory...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 263–278.
Published: 01 December 2016
... American studies.3 Like much work in critical race and feminist studies, Asian Ameri- can studies has critiqued the biological as a discourse that assigns an essence to human bodies. For Lee, these important criticisms share with essentialist discourses an image of biology as fi xed and society...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 285–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... theory. 6 Here I focus on how Esposito’s account aims to break through the border between biology and politics, self and nonself, inside and outside, to reveal what individuals share in common. I address how my own autoimmune condition, on shaky epistemic-ontological grounds, can help move beyond...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 79–99.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., and it has been extended to the field of biology as negative entropy—that is, as the deferral of entropy, which we might call its différance (for, indeed, this leads to a spatialization that we will describe in what follows as organogenesis, whether this is endosomatic or exosomatic). 1 There have...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 2021
... that one must refuse. One could argue that posthumanism and the posthumanities are really trying to think, “What if we don’t start from grammar? What if we don’t start from Ideas? What if we begin with process, we begin with the technical element of thinking, of reason, the technical element of biology...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 335–352.
Published: 01 December 2019
... to describe coral, scientists in English have used two telling strategies: they describe coral as either colonies or polyps. I’m not Sylvia Wynter, and I won’t offer here the first uses of the term colony in the Romance languages or in the intellectual history of marine biology. I think that would...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 35–64.
Published: 01 December 2016
... organisms with en- hanced or new features thanks to the power of synthetic biology.20 The problem is that there is a secret complicity between the capacity to remake the Earth and destroying it. As Heidegger said, humans are “world-forming,” but let us not forget that they also are world...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 169–178.
Published: 01 June 2011
...- lary function of evolutionary theory, and biology or physics would absorb sociology.7 As of now, all these “interdisciplinary” endeav- ors have been a series of hegemonic coups, attempts to restore an epistemic positivity, denials of indiscipline. At the same time, it seems fair to say...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 233–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
...-Century Developmental Biology (I would call her work anthropological, but that would give too much pride of place to the Anthropos ). The particular example she chooses here emphatically does not mean that we should have a PigeonBlog everywhere—it wouldn’t work everywhere. Rather, PigeonBlog...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 221–225.
Published: 01 December 2001
...: Cornell University Press, 2001). Raymond Jonas, France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for Modern Times (Berkeley: The University of California Press, 2000). Hans Jonas, The Phenomenon of Life: Toward a Philosophical Biology (Evanston: Northwestern...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 December 2011
... coherence in an object visible to the naked eye: a tiny fork vibrating and not vibrating simultane- ously.59 If biology discovers how entangled life-forms are, quantum entanglement opens a more profound interconnectedness. How can ontology think nonlocality? The Copenhagen...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 3–27.
Published: 01 December 2010
... that the modern conception of race—the biologi- cal codifi cation of differences between peoples and genders—was integral to the colonization of the Americas because the heteroge- neous structure of labor control that was required for it relied on such distinctions. Since “the historical process...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 225–248.
Published: 01 December 2012
... constitutive of reality. The appeal to the guiding life forces of entelechy and élan vital was strengthened by the putative inability of the mechanical life sciences to solve problems in developmental and evolutionary biology and by gener- al resistance to the mechanical worldview...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 5–21.
Published: 01 December 2011
... from knowability. Their versions are not entirely contradic- tory, as Morton too recognizes: “If biology discovers how entan- gled life-forms are, quantum entanglement opens a more profound interconnectedness.” What is important to Morton in the notion of withdrawal, how...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 257–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
... reality” (ho, 2), Morton’s Hyperobjects is concurrently a lesson and an exercise in how not to be modern. There is no easing the reader into this overhaul. Immediately, the text unleashes a deluge of references ranging from philoso- phy and popular culture to physics, math, art, biology, and music...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 203–221.
Published: 01 December 2003
... a biopower that constitutes race as the central biological threat in the face of which "society must be defended." In the cur- rent geopolitical context, race travels under the aegis of biology, thus naturalizing racial enmity. The current "war on terrorism...