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Author Safatle, Vladimir, author

Title Grand Hotel Abyss : desire, recognition and the restoration of the subject / Vladimir Safatle ; translation, Lucas Carpinelli
Published Leuven, Belgium : Leuven University Press, [2016]
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Contents Introduction. An indistinct picture -- I. Desire -- I. Love is colder than death -- II. On how law becomes freedom -- III. Not all things are destined for transience -- II. Drive and fantasy -- IV. The coupling of sex and death is not exclusive to decadent romantics -- V. An impulse toward lawlessness -- VI. Below zero : the "negativity deficit" in Axel Honneth -- III. Action -- VII. Our time unlocks a multiplicity in each desire -- VIII. On the political power of the inhuman -- IX. Towards an anti-predicative concept of recognition -- Conclusion
Summary "This book aims to recover the disruptive nature of the dialectical tradition by means of a severe critique of the dominance of an anthropology of the individual identity in contemporary theories of recognition. This critique implies a thorough rethinking of basic concepts such as desire, negativity, will and drive, with Hegel, Lacan and Adorno being our main guides."--Back cover
Notes Original title: Grande Hotel Abismo. Por uma reconstrução da teoria do reconhecimento, Portuguese language edition by Editora Martins Fontes, ©2012
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
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Subject Frankfurt school of sociology -- History and criticism.
Philosophy, German.
Subject (Philosophy)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Carpinelli, Lucas, translator
ISBN 9461661932 (electronic bk.)
9789461661937 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Grande Hotel Abismo. English