By Sam Slote
This can be the 1st book-length remedy of James Joyce's multiplicity of types throughout the paintings of Friedrich Nietzsche, the pre-eminent thinker of favor and perspectivism. Sam Slote argues that the diversity of types Joyce deploys all through his works has a moral size. instead of a power learn, this publication matters Joyce's engagement with concerns and difficulties which are crucial all through Nietzsche's works. eventually, the intersection among Joyce and Nietzsche increases questions of epistemology, aesthetics, ethics and the development of the 'Modern' and therefore could be of curiosity to quite a lot of readers and students.
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Jacques Rancière: “L’écrivain est prestidgiteur et il est Shadow Hospitality: Beckett and Philosophy 45 ‘pharmacy’ to a cure for a given malady, but it can produce, in Deleuze’s terms, “little healths”. Great authors unfold a possible world which secretes and promotes incompossibility, incommensurability, heterogeneity and multiplicity. 29 In the words of Guattari such ‘machinic’ movements can be translated in terms of a transversal encounter which challenges the psychoanalytic category of the transference: I have crossed a threshold of consistency.
32 Abstract Machines: Samuel Beckett and Philosophy after Deleuze & Guattari shown, in an earlier study from 1990, The Violence of Language, that language understood as abstract machine (a formulation developed in Mille Plateaux) supports the idea of non-autonomy of language, in that, far from being a domain cut off from praxis, “language is caught both in the bodies of its utterers and in the society they form” (Lecercle 1990, 47). Lecercle goes on to stress the consequences for the political and ethical spheres of this non-autonomy: Words not only do things, they are things.
Endon over the chessboard, “lost in the speck of … unseen” (Beckett 1973, 140); the structure of recognition, or the “structure-other”, breaks down: relation of non-relation. Philosophy and Literature, or perhaps, as Andrew Benjamin has expressed the relation, “philosophy’s literature” (Benjamin 2001). Appurtenance in this case of shadow hospitality goes both ways. Literature’s philosophy? 14 This is literature conceived of as philosophy’s pressurising outside: a domain of creative encounter that exposes the conspiring with transcendence that is never completely out of the frame when philosophical transactions are underway.