The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory
ISBN/ASIN: 9780748638635 | 2010 | English | pdf | 208/205 pages | 0.82 Mb
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press | Author: Benjamin Noys
A compelling critique 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. He reveals a profound current of negativity that allows theory to return to its political calling.