Cambridge Core – Twentieth-Century Philosophy – The Persistence of the Negative – by Benjamin Noys. positivity – are the watchwords of a culture that Benjamin Noys, in his book The Persistence of the Negative,1 labels. “affirmationism”; the practice or systematicity . The Persistence of the Negative. A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory. Benjamin Noys. Published by Edinburgh University Press.

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More This book aims to rehabilitate a thinking of negativity within and against the usual forms of contemporary Continental Theory. It makes me all the more eager to read it–if only it weren’t so damn expensive–even though or perhaps especially because my tendency, like Read’s, is towards what we might call the philosophy of affirmation.

The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

I’m likewise far from convinced by say Negri’s unremitting championing of the multitude. Benjamin Noys – – Historical Materialism 17 1: Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use for details see www.


Benjamin Noys – – Film-Philosophy 11 3: Please try again later. A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory Living Words Peter Ludlow. Share your thoughts with other customers.

The decentering of subjectivity beyond the hegemonic figures of the persiztence bourgeois male and the industrial proletarian is not something you can just throw away. Also, let’s not forget how much Empire revealed about labor and exploitation in a noya society.

I analyzed that ten nehative ago in a text called “The Flexible Personality,” where I argued for a “renewal of the negative.

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The Persistence of the Negative

Don’t have a Kindle? Beatrice Hanssen – – Routledge. The right state of things would be free of it: Don’t have an account? This book aims to rehabilitate a thinking of negativity within and against the usual forms of contemporary Continental Theory.


Unemployed Negativity: Negativity Employed: Benjamin Noys’ The Persistence of the Negative

Bibliographic Information Print publication date: But in Read’s words, Noys “is not interested in positing an ontology of negativity against the ontologies of affirmation. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Smith – – Theory and Event 14 3.

A compelling critique of contemporary continental theory. Choose your country or region Close. But whether you call it a positive or a negative act, you have to confront the system itself, in its material granularity and its conceptual unity, its “real abstraction” as you say.

On the Edge of Affirmation: ATP is great because it opens up the ambiguity of the networked society, its potentials which are what we have to work benjamim and its formidable capacity to reconstitute a trap on a much larger scale.