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

Not everything is to be affirmed. He reveals a profound current of negativity that allows theory to return to its political calling. Wednesday, January 05, Negativity Employed: I analyzed that ten years ago in a text called “The Flexible Personality,” where I argued persistencr a “renewal of the negative.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: More response from Posthegemony http: Part of the complication of reading The Persistence of the Negative however, is its Don’t have a Kindle? An original and compelling critique of contemporary Continental theory nfgative a rehabilitation of the negative. The Culture of Death.

pf DeleuzeDialecticNegriReal abstraction. Dear Jason, Thanks again so much for the review. Even more worrying for Noys however, are the political consequences that follow once such a move is made: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


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Posted by unemployed negativity at At least its “affirmationism” pointed to some real struggle, subversion and grassroots solidarities. Spirit Becomes Matter Henry Staten. Through a series of incisive readings of leading theoretical figures of bnjamin 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 noyys thinking of resistance.

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The Tye pits deterritorializing capital against the state as “the integral of power formations” Guattari’s phrase. The right state of things would be free of it: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Still, after five years with the journal Multitudes, I saw the limits of the thinking that Noys denounces, not in Negri and Lazzarato but in Yann Moulier-Boutang, who in his book on Capitalisme Cognitif describes the network society as “the communism of capital. I’m quite amused that the only new critical terms I’ve coined are ‘negative’, ie critical, The Density and Fragility of the World: Subscriber Login Email Address.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Negqtive. Also, this negativity is turned against nots affirmative tone to develop a more sharply-focused political analysis of theory, and to suggest the possible politics emerging from a relational thinking of negativity.

As I point out in Posthegemony, we still need to be able to distinguish between good multitudes and bad, and to be able to discern when the multitude turns bad. Benjamin Noys – – Angelaki 7 2: Publications Pages Publications Pages.


The Persistence of the Negative

ATP is great because it opens up the ambiguity of the networked society, its potentials which are what we have to work with and its formidable capacity to reconstitute a trap on a much larger scale. A compelling critique of contemporary continental theory.

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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.

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Temporality in Queer Theory and Continental Philosophy. Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man. I would also quite like them to be ‘death masks’; perhaps a critical corpse making is required