The Resource Senses of the subject, Judith Butler

Senses of the subject, Judith Butler

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Senses of the subject
Title
Senses of the subject
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Judith Butler
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Language
eng
Summary
This book brings together a group of Judith Butler's philosophical essays written over two decades that elaborate her reflections on the roles of the passions in subject formation through an engagement with Hegel, Kierkegaard, Descartes, Spinoza, Malebranche, Merleau-Ponty, Freud, Irigaray, and Fanon. Drawing on her early work on Hegelian desire and her subsequent reflections on the psychic life of power and the possibility of self-narration, this book considers how passions such as desire, rage, love, and grief are bound up with becoming a subject within specific historical fields of power. Butler shows in different philosophical contexts how the self that seeks to make itself finds itself already affected and formed against its will by social and discursive powers. And yet, agency and action are not necessarily nullified by this primary impingement. Primary sense impressions register this dual situation of being acted on and acting, countering the idea that acting requires one to overcome the situation of being affected by others and the linguistic and social world. This dual structure of sense sheds light on the desire to live, the practice and peril of grieving, embodied resistance, love, and modes of enthrallment and dispossession. Working with theories of embodiment, desire, and relationality in conversation with philosophers as diverse as Hegel, Spinoza, Descartes, Merleau-Ponty, Freud, and Fanon, Butler reanimates and revises her basic propositions concerning the constitution and deconstitution of the subject within fields of power, taking up key issues of gender, sexuality, and race in several analyses. Taken together, these essays track the development of Butler's embodied account of ethical relations
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P@U
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1956-
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Butler, Judith
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.E46
LC item number
B887 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Emotions (Philosophy)
  • PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Phenomenology
  • Emotions (Philosophy)
  • Emotions (Philosophy)
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Senses of the subject, Judith Butler
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- "How can I deny that these hands and this body are mine?" -- Merleau-Ponty and the touch of Malebranche -- The desire to live: Spinoza's ethics under pressure -- To sense what is living in the other : Hegel's early love -- Kierkegaard's speculative despair -- Sexual difference as a question of ethics : alterities of the flesh in Irigaray and Merleau-Ponty -- Violence, nonviolence: Sartre on Fanon
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823264667
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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not applicable
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remote
Stock number
22573/ctt12930zk
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904033541
  • (OCoLC)ocn904033541
Label
Senses of the subject, Judith Butler
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- "How can I deny that these hands and this body are mine?" -- Merleau-Ponty and the touch of Malebranche -- The desire to live: Spinoza's ethics under pressure -- To sense what is living in the other : Hegel's early love -- Kierkegaard's speculative despair -- Sexual difference as a question of ethics : alterities of the flesh in Irigaray and Merleau-Ponty -- Violence, nonviolence: Sartre on Fanon
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823264667
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt12930zk
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904033541
  • (OCoLC)ocn904033541

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